(The Young Americans Series, #2)
Publication date: June 15th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
If you were granted just one wish, what would you choose?
Money? Fame? Power? Love?
The world could be your oyster,
if you were willing to take the chance.
But choose wisely, and prepare for the consequences.
Everything has its price.
Can you afford it?
Be careful what you wish for.
And remember, smiling faces tell lies…
Noah & Josh
The entire world witnessed their fight for love.
Obstacles were beaten and won.
They were living their best lives.
Is that all? Is that the end?
Seriously, did you really think it would be that easy?
Oh, hell no.
Their story is just beginning.
Josh and Noah are navigating the twists and turns of their newly public relationship…to varying degrees of success.
When they are lured into the trappings of Hollywood’s influence, they end up on the rollercoaster ride of their lives.
Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for a bumpy ride.
You will need to hold on tight.
Temptation, by any measure, is a fickle beast.
And when you are given the world on a silver platter, it’s downright wicked.
Truth, lies, fame, fortune.
All bonds will be tested.
Will the binds that ground them finally break?
GUEST POST BY T.L. Bradford
Which actors you would pick to play your characters?
I love this topic! Let’s see, this is how I would cast my book.
Noah – I love Noah, even though sometimes I want to smack him upside his head for being so darn stubborn and ornery! LOL! Of all the characters, I had the hardest time determining an actor who could portray him. Since Noah is typically a pretty uptight guy that relies on routine behavior a lot, I like to put him in uncomfortable situations to lighten up his character. If push came to shove, I would say, Chris Evans would cast for Noah, personality wise, but not for appearance, mainly for the sense of aloofness I sometimes pick up from him. He can be stoic or funny depending on the part. Physically, I see Noah’s appearance as the model on the book for True Faith, with the only exception being his eye color, which is rare.
Josh – His character is a good-natured frat boy type. He’s playful, funny, loyal, good-looking, cocky and very charismatic. I would love to have Ronen Rubinstein of 9-1-1 Lone Star play Josh. Ronen is such a wonderful human being. He’s caring, an activist, smart, funny and makes me happy whenever I see him. He plays one half of an amazing same-sex couple on the show.
Gemma – Jessica Alba. I think she’s beautiful, intelligent and talented. Noah would likely be with someone that takes care of their appearance and cares for others. Gemma is important to the overall story. She has a habit of meddling in her friend’s business, but with good intentions.
Sarita – Gemma Chan. I’ve seen her in several British tv shows. She has a strong personality and a striking, almost unreal attractiveness, much like Sarita. What I like best about Sarita is her snarky/witty behavior, which I think Gemma Chan could pull off well. Oh, and I like her name, which I gave to another character.
Olive – Lillie Reinhart of Riverdale. On the surface, others think Olive is a typical shallow valley girl type, but Olive is actually incredibly smart and perceptive. Lillie herself is bubbly, but grounded.
Ash – Jensen Ackles of Supernatural. I chose Jensen because he seems very down home, kind and open. He takes care of and protects his loved ones and friends. Not to mention, I’ve been in love with Jensen for years.
Chloe – Joey King of The Kissing Booth / The Act. Joey is crazy, energetic and sweet, but also incredibly relatable. I wrote this character with her in mind.
Xander and Zach – Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher of That 70’s Show / The Ranch. Their characters from those two shows made such an impression on me that I straight up combined their two personas and created these new characters for my book. They look exactly like the actors in my mind.
T.L. always hated math, so it was a good thing she had a way with words. Since she was a shy and quirky kid; words were her best friends. She would imagine entire worlds in her head and talk to herself endlessly. Her mother wondered if she was speaking with ghosts for a while.
Her older sister was a voracious reader of trashy romance novels and would pass them down to her after she had finished them. T.L. was the only 10-year-old kid sitting in class reading “The Stud” by Jackie Collins during reading time. Oddly enough, she never got called out on it.
As she grew older, her tastes evolved, but one thing held fast; her undying attachment to love stories. One day out of the blue, she decided to write the love stories she always wanted to read instead of searching for her story. Since then, writing has been a dream fulfilled for her and she could not be happier.
She enjoys writing about love, regardless of gender and is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community.
T.L. calls the Pacific Northwest her home and enjoys the quiet rural life of her little oceanside home with her playful/crazy husband and their giant dog Noah.
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