Behind the Computer
Release Date: October 28, 2015
I’m Sawyer James, best-selling indie author. There have been so many rumors going around about my model, Caleb Allen, and I that I can’t see straight. So, instead of sitting back on my hands like I’m told I need to do, let it blow over, and kill everyone with kindness, I’m going to do what I do best, I’m going to write a book about our relationship.
So here it is, our story. The real story.
Now if you have anything to talk about, you can shove it because this is the truth.
This is the story from behind the computer.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1W8FhUY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1MWZVXE
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1GIKcK
I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full-time employee. Life is crazy and busy! I started writing again during a darker time in my life in a group write in a Facebook group. They brought back my passion for writing that I haven’t felt since high school and helped me through hard times.
Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.
My current books are Have I Told You, I Won’t Give Up on You, A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas, and Give Me All of You, all part of the Black Hollywood Series.
Behind the Computer is a new standalone that’s not part of the BH series. It’s a step outside of my comfort zone, but the story hit me like a ton of bricks so I went with it.
Coming 2016, One in a Million. New Characters, New story, Standalone! More information coming soon.
OTHER BOOKS BY FL JACOB:
Black Hollywood Series:
1- Have I Told You
2- I Won’t Give Up on You
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Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/myh5z52
2.5- A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/ZSNaIq
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1GHuZGO
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1rwLzim
3- (can be read as a standalone) Give Me All of You
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1NGszZt
Although I liked this book I was a bit confused in the beginning, the book starts off in the middle of a photo shoot with no introduction to the characters; it feels a little like a chapter or prologue is missing. What confused me in the beginning was Sawyer’s gender (the name is a bit androgynous), the book has a first person POV so there are not any pronouns in reference to Sawyer and since there’s no setup in the beginning of the book you don’t get a description of her either. When I read a book it’s like a movie reel playing in my head to having a good description of the characters in the beginning helps me cast the rolls in my head. By the middle of chapter 2, I was able to get a better picture of who everyone was and was able to sit back and enjoy the remainder of the book.
The story is catchy and I had no problem with it keeping my attention and reading it in one sitting. The idea of an author and cover model falling for each other is what a lot of people think happens in the indie world all the time, it doesn’t but since it’s plausible Behind the Computer is very believable/realistic. It’s good to see that the readers aren’t the only ones that could fall for the cover models.
You start to feel bad for Liam, Sawyer’s boyfriend, with everything that goes on with Sawyer and Caleb, then you don’t, then you do again. I look forward to reading his story when FL Jacob is done writing it.
You can see the characters grow in this story; Sawyer realizes that she needs to be true to herself and that it important to make herself happy even if it means giving everything up to follow her heart. Caleb learns that it takes more than a pretty face to be a cover model and that rumors spread fast with social media. And poor Liam learns that open honest communication is very important and that sometimes when you love someone you have to let them go if you want them to be happy.