The Story Behind Love, Actually (Red Meets Blue)

by Ashlynmathews on June 17, 2017

The story behind Love, Actually began in 2012. The story is dark. It lived in my head and heart for a long time. The premise of the story came from a series of questions. What happens when the heroine makes a bad decision in her teens that severely affects her life as a young adult? What if the bad decision indirectly leads to her best friend’s death? What if she’s so guilt-stricken she cuts her face and has a mental breakdown?

As an author, how do I write a love story of forgiveness when my heroine is so broken, and the hero is hell bent on getting his revenge on her for causing the car wreck that killed his little sister?

By the time I finished writing Love, Actually, a message emerged that I hope will resonate with readers.

We all make mistakes. We’re only human. Bad decisions don’t make us bad people. And making bad decisions doesn’t mean we’re less deserving of love.

Love, Actually (Red Meets Blue) releases June 27th and is available for Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook. I hope you download your copy!


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