Today’s Jealous July Blog is courtesy of author Jennifer Senhaji, who just had a new book release last week! It’s fitting that in invited her to be a guest on my blog in July, as her book is about long-distance love, and tell me you know someone who is or has been in a long distance relationship and it didn’t make them nuts wondering what the other person was doing – every waking moment? You know darn well jealousy is a living, breathing thing in those types of relationships. Which means this book is probably a fascinating read. I’m currently a little way in, and I’m looking forward to finishing it during my vacation!
Please welcome author extraordinaire, Jennifer Senhaj…
Choosing to Dream is the second book in the Sunset Dreams Series. The story revolves around Jen and Jake, their attempt to survive a long distance relationship, and all that comes with it.
Jealously. Insecurity. Anxiety. Frustration. But when they get to see each other: heart pounding bliss.
Yep, I know the feeling well. I was in a long distance relationship for almost two years. Two years. Back before there was free long distance apps like Facetime, Tango, or Skype. I think it was even back before cell phones. To top it off, the long distance was really long distance. Like 6,000 miles. I was in San Francisco, California and he was in Rabat, Morocco.
I was in a constant state of anxiety: Checking my voicemail. Checking my email. He used to have to go to an internet café to send one and I would log in to my email every five minutes at work to see if I had a new message. Checking my mailbox, because yes—we used to send snail mail back and forth to each other.
Add in an eight-hour time difference. Yep. That was me. It’s a wonder we made it work.
Did we write lots of love letters? Yes. Did we fight constantly about nothing? All the time. Long distance relationships breed all types of insecurities.
And because I was so busy agonizing over when I was going to see him again or talk to him, every other activity and interest in my life fell by the wayside. Nothing was fun anymore. One phone call and my time with friends would be interrupted. Those same friends put up with hours and hours of me bitching and moaning about how much I missed him.
And the phone bills… My God.
I was lucky. We got married and my long distance love moved across the world to be with me. But it was a risk.
Then, years later, I watched my daughter suffer through the same thing, only for a lot longer. Years longer.
Long distance relationships are no fun. They are full of heartache and can drive you to the brink of insanity.
But, if you’re lucky, there still may be a happily ever after at the end of it.
Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? Did it work out? Why or why not?
Title: Choosing to Dream
Series/Volume: Sunset Dreams Series/Book 2
Author: Jennifer Senhaji
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B0103BEN9Y
YouTube Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/IGA67m1l98Y
Blurb: Jenna Morris and Jacob Walker have finally given in to the flames of passion licking at their heels. But they’re only allowed one, blissful week together before the responsibilities of Jen’s café and Jake’s new film wrench the new lovers from each other’s arms.
Struggling to keep insecurities at bay whilst involved in a long distance relationship with one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors is tough enough. Dealing with Bethany Phillips, ex-supermodel turned actress and Jake’s new costar is almost unbearable.
They say love can move mountains, but can it bridge the gap that fame, jealously, and thousands of miles between them has caused?
Author Bio: Jennifer Senhaji was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and is married with two children. If she’s not singing along at the top of her lungs to whatever is playing on the radio, you can find her making music playlists at home on her laptop. She works full time and splits her spare time between family, reading, blogging, and writing. Other than English, Jennifer speaks Spanish, Moroccan, and a little French. She loves to travel, but doesn’t do enough of it and will weave places she has gone or wants to go into her stories. Reading has been a passion for most of her life and she loves to write. She calls herself Your Sweet and Spicy Romance Author because she loves the sweet nuances of new love, but also is a bit of a voyeur and wants to be in the bedroom when the characters finally come together.