Set in Savannah, Ga., Addictive follows 28-year-old Emma Weiss, PhD and her move to the historic city where she meets handsome Jake Stanton and blinding falls in love. Emma is convinced that Jake is her soul mate until she discovers he has been a struggling addict and becomes caught up in his life of deceit, alcohol, drugs, and the law. Does beautiful, brilliant Emma find the strength to cope with Jake’s addictions and overcome her addiction to him?
Beautiful Emma moves to Savannah, where she falls in love with Jake who is charming, handsome, and addictive. Unbeknownst to her, he has his own addictive issues. This story is addictive in every way.
Addictive is a grand prize winner of the 2013 “Books Without Publishers” writing contest.
“It is said (mainly by publishers in New York) that literary lightning never strikes the same place twice, and the little town of Savannah, Georgia has already fostered the bestselling non-fiction novel of all time with John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Fortunately for the reader, the garden yields another wonderful harvest with Leslie Stern’s musings of life and love in the Low country…”
–Murray Silver, Author of the international bestseller Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis, Behind the Moss Curtain and Other Great Savannah Stories and When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama.
“Get ready to have your heartstrings wrung by Emma, an otherwise worldly and fortunate woman who’s nevertheless done wrong time after time by the man she naively believes will bring her happiness. Leslie Stern’s novel Addiction is a story that will stir women’s hearts. Indeed, it will resonate for many, many readers, especially those whose lives have been – whether wittingly or unwittingly – touched by addiction and/or a love affair gone wrong.”
–Rosemary Daniell, award-winning author of Secrets of the Zona Rose: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives and other books. She is also the founder and leader of Zona Rosa Writing-and-Living Workshops.