“Love Me Like You Do” is the story of Cash and Abby. This story is about love, finding yourself, and realizing that love is worth fighting for. Abigail “Abby” Stephens grew up knowing her role. She would always be the ugly duckling or someone’s dirty little secret. Abby hides behind her computer screen playing her game. No one knew what she looked like just how she played. Abby felt safe, secure and content living this life, until him. Cash Hawthorne was given the family business when his parents were killed in a car accident. With the help of his sister, they run a successful hotel which is the premiere spot for weddings. Cash knew that marriage was not in the cards so he had the mentality of “Those who can do and those who can’t, teach,” that was until he met the one girl who broke through his walls.
“Love Me Like You Mean It” is the story of Max who is Abby’s brother. This story is about loss, grieving, and survivor’s guilt. Reagan is the best friend of Cash who didn’t get to meet the crew when they came to town. Max and Reagan become neighbors, sparks fly. They have so much passion behind closed doors that their relationship can go from loving to extreme drama but they are also learning how to love.
Oh yeah! I tell my friends and family that no one is safe from going into my books. I take a lot of my family and friends’ personalities, traits or even conversations as inspiration. Here is an example, one night while I was on the computer playing World of Warcraft with my friends in a voice speaking program called Ventrillo(which is like Skype without the video) and the conversation between Chris and Rob #2 sparked two characters that were not even in the original series but I knew they had to be there.