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Just Tryin’ To Be Loved

Just Tryin’ To Be Loved

Just Tryin’ To Be Loved
November 07
19:38 2013

Synopsis

Just Tryin' To Be Loved by J'son M. LeeIt has taken almost two years for Mark to put the pieces of his shattered life back together following a devastating breakup with his first love, Tony. Determined to never allow anyone to hurt him again, Mark becomes a recluse and throws himself into his career. Confronted with the demons of his past and a yearning to be loved, Mark soon finds his life spiraling out of control. Charismatic real estate executive, Jared Muse, knows that Mark is still healing and is resigned to give him all the time and space he needs; that is, until Tony re-enters Mark’s life with hopes of reconciling. After a while of dating both gentlemen, Mark makes his decision.  Unfortunately, this is when his nightmare begins.  Hell also hath no fury like a MAN scorned…

Biography

J’son M. Lee, though born in Brooklyn, New York, is essentially a North Carolinian.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning a degree in Speech Communication with a concentration in Performance Studies.  Lee is 43 years old and resides in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is also the author of Just Tryin’ To Be Loved, the “Friends or Lovers” short story series (Best Friends, More Than Friends and Can’t Be Friends), love One (short story), One Family’s AIDS (short story) and co-author of the multiple award winning title, How could my husband be GAY?, with Ondrea L. Davis.  J’son was recently named 2013 Author of the Year by SGL BOOKLOVERS magazine.

Excerpt

…Oddly, my thoughts went to Jared.  Jared was the only man that I allowed to hold me since my breakup with Tony.  He had accomplished something that no one else had been able to do.  He was cracking the wall that I had erected to protect my heart.  It felt good being in his arms that day at his condo, and it was not because he was familiar.  It was because it was what I wanted.  Why did life have to be so complicated?  I was comfortable living my life without a man.  In a few months’ time, I now had two men in my life.  I didn’t invite anyone into my world.  Why did they both have to come knocking now? …I have never been the type to date more than one guy at a time.  I always thought it was messy.  It seemed to be this cruel game because at some point you had to make a choice.  That choice leaves someone out in the cold.  I’m a smart guy.  I know that with games, someone wins and someone has to lose.  But a game where someone’s feelings were at stake wasn’t the kind of game that intrigued me.  I saw my friends do it like it was nothing and it seemed to work for them.  Maybe that was my problem.  I was always thinking about the other guy and not myself.

Endorsements

“This is one of the best books I have read in the 400 plus books that I’ve read spanning over the last five years.  Very few novels have left me emotionally drained at the end … I could go on and on about this book, that is just how good it was. Kudos Mr. Lee on a job well done!  I can’t wait for your next book.”  –M.T. Pope, Author

“Lies, secrets, and violence are depicted in this gripping novel. This is a story that readers will be able to relate to.”   –Books2Mention Magazine

“Author J’son does a great job with the twist and turns in this book, and ties all the characters together… J’son Lee is an author to be on the look out for. This is a great story and I look forward to reading more from him in the near future.     SiStar Tea, ARC Book Club Inc.

Lee has used his abilities as a storyteller to address issues of relationships, accepting who you are and being comfortable in your own skin as well as where faith plays a role in your life and the decisions you make. It has all of the characteristics you would expect of a book that was designed to grab the reader and not let them go, and that is something it does with each page. Presented in such a way that people of all walks of life will be able to see slivers of themselves, J’son M. Lee shows that we are all just trying to be loved. It’s all about the path you go searching for it.    –C.A.Webb, Conversations Book Club

Just Tryin’ To Be Loved by J’son M. Lee is a story filled with drama, intrigue and a budding romance. This was my first book by J’son M. Lee, but it sure won’t be my last.  The pacing of the story and the interesting cast of characters made  this a fast-paced read.   –Shelia M Goss, Essence Best-Selling Author

“…a remarkable novel packed with memorable and intriguing characters… if you love suspense, betrayal, and a good love story, this book is for you.   –Imani Wisdom, Author

Just Tryin’ To Be Loved is a must for those seeking a gay-driven romance, highly recommended.  –Michael J. Carson, The Midwest Book Review

Contact Information For additional information or interview requests, contact J’son M. Lee – 888.688.4250 or jlee@sweetgeorgiapress.comJson M. Lee

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