When insecure eighteen-year-old Kailee Hill gets caught tagging Iraq war refugee, Abrahem Yohanna’s garage, she’s not expecting him to act as her designated driver, hold her hair back when she pukes, or offer to be a shoulder to cry on. But she’s failing chemistry and her life is falling apart, so she uses the number Abe leaves her and finds herself with a new tutor.
The two quickly find themselves falling hard for each other. Kailee attacks a local grunt when he calls Abe a “sand nigger” and fights with her veteran brother to be with him. When she learns Abe hasn’t told his family about her, she’s heartbroken and the couple risks losing everything they’ve worked to build. To make matters worse, Kailee’s previous acts make her the prime suspect in a serious crime. With Kailee behind bars and doubting his feelings for her, Abe must find a way to rescue the girl he loves and win back her affection . And to do that he’ll have to catch a crook…
Beth Fred is a full time ELF keeper and part time author/blogger/writing instructor. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. Beth likes her tea hot, her romance sweet, and her guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs (at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of her favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where she’s from 😉
I hate racisim or discrimination of any form so it was quite interesting to see that ‘Finding Hope‘ was about an interacial relationship. I decided to ask Beth for a guest post on this subject and here’s what she had to say:
“Thanks for having me here to talk about interracial dating, Dee.
I think it goes without saying that interracial dating is hard, especially from two groups who are in conflict or have had conflict in the past. Then you’re dealing with the fact that neither family is on board with you and still have people gawking at you like your aliens when you’re out in public together. People involved in an interracial relationship are often more open minded than the rest of society anyhow, and remembering this can be the key to dealing with some of hardships interracial couples face. What I think is even harder than dealing interracial is intercultural dating. This often means you’re interracial too but comes with added difficulties. Things so normal for you that it would never even occur to you to explain can be completely unheard of to your partner and maybe even offensive. In Finding Hope, Abe and Kailee are both intercultural and interracial. Their families are on two different sides of a war and their fragile romance is in constant conflict because of the cultural differences, the obvious difficulties of an interracial couple, the strife of dealing with their families and outright racism.”