Prequel of the Beautiful Series
Release Date - July 30, 2013
Before A Beautiful Struggle, Katrina and David's friendship was a bond that couldn't be broken.
Starting with that fated moment when David carried Katrina to the emergency room, we travel back through David's memories as he waits to hear that his best friend and the one woman he truly cares for is going to survive...
“I can’t lose her. You don’t understand how important she is to me,” I ramble. I guess I’m in shock because all I can think about is the sight of all that blood over Katrina’s beautiful face. “She’s my world. I can’t lose her.”
This is book one in the novella series 'The Beauty in Between' the companion series to Lilliana Anderson's best selling 'A Beautiful' series
A Beautiful Struggle
Book One of the Beautiful Series
Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.
Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.
That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy.
Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies
A Beautiful Forever
Book Two of the Beautiful Series
After ruining the best relationship he has ever had, Elliot's life takes a turn for the worse and he isn't happy with who he's become.
Deciding to spend three months in the UK on a working visa, in a bid to find himself again, he boards a plane to London. During the flight he meets Paige, a fellow Aussie with a closed heart and a lot to hide.
The closer he gets to Paige the more he's sure that she's hiding something. Will it be enough to send him running? Or does he love her enough to fight this time?
Art Imitating Life
I get asked a lot if my characters are based on real people. I guess in some ways they are – they tend to have qualities that I have observed through my friendships and interactions with people in real life.
But no character of mine is a 100% copy of a real life person – unfortunately!
In Too Close, we get to spend our time with David. I wrote it from his point on view which would have been hard, if it wasn’t for the fact that his personality is based fairly strongly on my husband – so I already had great insight into the way David would think from 12 years of deconstructing hubby.
I also had hubby check over some of the scenes I wasn’t sure of, to give it his ‘male stamp of approval’. Although, he would read through some of the scenes and say ‘Well that’s a little familiar’.
In Too Close, there is one scene in particular that I borrowed from real life. It was when the whole school started spreading a rumour about David and a girl called Cassie. The same kind of thing happened to my husband (we went to school together), and when he denied it, no one believed him (except his close friends) – so he just started to ignore everyone else. As a result, everyone thought he was sleeping with the girls he dated, which was untrue as well, but the rumours kept spreading, giving him the reputation of a ‘ladies man’. Eventually, he got sick of the rumours and just stopped dating altogether. Just like David, he was also very close to his mother and would go home and tell her about all the untruths that were being spread about him.
So, while book boyfriends don’t seem to exist exactly in real, there are men out there who are very similar – you just have to keep your eye out for them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bestselling Author of the A Beautiful Series, Alter and the Confidante Trilogy, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting.
When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.
Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.
Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
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