Excerpt: Love Notes (Friends, Lovers, or Nothing:novella)

If you read UNSUNG, you know how it ended. If you haven’t read UNSUNG, you’re going to want to read that before continuing here. Love Notes picks up exactly where UNSUNG ended. It’s a short story designed to give a little insight into what’s going to happen in the 3rd novel.

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She was his best friend, his stylist, and his personal assistant…until she became the woman he loved and the mother of his child.
After an intense week in the Caribbean, Aiden and Sunny are hitting the road for a three month tour. They’ve done it before, but never as a couple.
Long days, longer nights, groupies, paparazzi, and personalty conflicts test their new relationship. Will Sunny and Aiden make through their first ninety days or will Aiden’s rockstar lifestyle tear them apart again?



I watched Sunny hug and kiss everyone, including our driver, Will, before descending down the steps and right into the middle of the paparazzi frenzy. She lowered her sunglasses and walked right through them as if they weren’t even there. She never even stopped for one picture. They love her, but Sunny hates the paparazzi. One day I’m going to make her realize that she’s just as much as a star as I am.
When Will closed the doors and pulled off, I sat down and picked up my Xbox controller, but Roxy snatched it out of my hand.
“What the fuck?”
“You think I’m here to watch you play video games? We need to talk business.”
Thirteen years…that’s how long Roxy has been nagging me. Thirteen long years. As much as she gets on my nerves, I love her and wouldn’t trade her for another manager. She’s the best at what she does. I just wish I could keep her away from us when we’re on tour.
She stopped traveling with me after my second world tour, but it’s not unusual for her to pop up at random times when we’re on the road. Occasionally she’ll fly in to catch a show and make sure everything is running as smoothly as she wants it to run. For the most part, we all stay one our toes because we never know when the “Boss” is going to pop up.
I took my controller out of Roxy’s hand. “I don’t want to talk about Erica,” I said before Roxy could begin her lecture.
“I don’t care. You are five shows in on a forty city tour and a major component of your show is missing. From what I’ve heard and based on what I know, you have done nothing to fix this problem. LiveNation is being patient, due to the circumstances, but they won’t be for much longer.”
“You’re her manager too!” I argued. “I hope you had a similar conversation with her. I left Erica plenty of messages telling her to meet up with us. We all have! I was trying to give her a little space after what she did, but I know I need her here. Why don’t you explain breach of contract to your niece?”
“You’re kidding me, right? How do you think she feels right now, Aiden? You flew everyone out to the Caribbean for a wedding that didn’t happen. A week later, you start touring without your fiancé and bring her best friend instead? Do you even know how ridiculous that sounds?”
I looked around at Mike and Eddie for backup. They were both pretending to be engrossed in the start menu for Call of Duty.
“Back up,” I said to Roxy. “First, the wedding that didn’t happen is my personal business. We agreed that you would not get involved with anything dealing with me and Erica because it’s a conflict of interest. The only thing you should be worrying about is why your client is ignoring my requests for her to join the tour, since we have a signed contract for forty shows.”
“Besides,” I continue, “Erica isn’t some scorned lover that I left at the altar. She broke up with me and called off the wedding. I don’t know what her problem is.”
“Find out, Aiden,” Roxy angrily shouted. “Because if we don’t give LiveNation the thirty-five shows they want, they will cancel your remaining dates and sue your ass for breach of contract. I’m talking millions of dollars, superstar!”
I shrugged. “I’m not worried about any of that. Erica will show up in Detroit. She’s not completely stupid. Sunny will be able to talk to her. And if she isn’t in Detroit, then you and Paulie can go to L.A. and explain how contracts work. I gave her two weeks to get her head together. She needs to get here.”
“I think you should be prepared to do something you’ve never had to do,” Tracy spoke up.
“What’s that?”
“Fire a friend.”

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One thought on “Excerpt: Love Notes (Friends, Lovers, or Nothing:novella)

  1. I love readIng about sunny and Aiden can’t wait for the next book IT IS A GREAT READ YOU GO GIRL you keep writing I will keep reading .

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