Author: Jessica Love
Published: March 01, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on
the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know
everything there is to know about one another.
There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.
has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her
senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides
to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to
Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and
finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.
surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out
that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real
Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves,
but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings
for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you
break the rules every now and then.
I’m also a high school English teacher, which I really, really love. I get to hang out with cool, smart teenagers all day, and they always make me laugh.
When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing in some form or another since I was a kid. I used to have a bunch of pen pals and I would write them long, long letters. After that, I started a blog that got pretty popular, and I blogged every day. Then I had a wedding blog, then I had a book blog. I finally decided to point my love of writing to fiction about 8 years ago and tried NaNoWriMo for the first time. So while I haven’t always written fiction, I’ve been writing as long as I can remember.
Where’s your favorite place to write/read?
My favorite place to write is Panera Bread. They have comfy chairs, hot coffee, yummy food, tasty treats, and they let me hang out all day. I can find myself there for hours and hours and hours and completely forget what day it even is.
Would you consider writing a different genre than the one you used to?
I would love to write in a different genre! I always write contemporary realistic because those are the ideas that I always have. My mind just doesn’t seem to work in fantasy or sci-fi, but I’m hoping that I have an idea like that one day because I think I’d have so much fun writing it!
How many books did you write or publish? What’s your favorite book from the one you’ve written?
I have two books published, IN REAL LIFE and my debut novel PUSH GIRL that I co-wrote with Chelsie Hill. I also have a couple of finished books sitting around on my hard drive. Even though PUSH GIRL was really Chelsie’s story, I still put a lot of myself into it. But IN REAL LIFE is my favorite because it’s one that I worked on for so long and is so personal to me.