What is it about flawed characters?
Could it be that they are easier to relate to?
Or maybe, just maybe we enjoy rooting for the underdog…
Whether reading or writing, I need my characters to have some type of flaw. I’m not just talking about the minor things either. I love stubborn, bad @ss, rude, and even dysfunctional personalities. I love nothing more than to have the darkest parts exposed for all to see. TBH, I think perfection is overrated, and I’m not afraid to admit that I’m the exact opposite of perfect. Therefore, I relate more to similar characters.
You see, here’s the thing: it’s about redemption. For me, at least.
I’ve always believed that no matter what someone has done (well…within reason, of course), they can always change. We’re all human, and the characters in books are “human” too. So, in a perfect world, we might make the worst choices but still manage to get an HEA. In reality, that’s not the case. So, why not allow a fictional character to experience what a real person might never accomplish—flaws and all!
For the past five years, Lucas Akins has been in love with his best friend Shayna Davies. Anyone with eyes could see, even Shayna. Yet she’s been fighting off her own feelings too!
As they attempt to continue a life together as just friends, the universe steps in and forces them to own up to their feelings.
But life is never that easy.
Bad choices and dark secrets filter into their lives to shatter the only real happiness either has ever known. And they are forced into circumstances neither is prepared to take on, though they must; otherwise, love might be lost. Forever…
Janice Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams.
Janice enjoys Zumba, Kickboxing, and most exercise classes. When she’s not pushing her physical limits, Janice spends time working on her craft, as well as lending a hand to other aspiring writers.
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