Deena Tyler's mother led an unsavory lifestyle with drugs and men prior to Deena being taken into foster care as a teenager by a pastor and his wife. She vows never to be anything like her mother. Her dream is to become a pastor's wife so someday she'll have a family life similar to her foster parents. She dresses plainly to keep guys from being attracted to her, and the one guy she is interested in only sees her as a friend. She has secretly been in love with Tony Lane since he started dating her roommate during their freshman year of college and he talked about wanting to become a youth pastor after graduation. But when her roommate died, Tony left town and changed schools. Deena transfers to the college in his home town so she can provide him with moral support, only he just wants to forget the past and move on.
Tony has always fallen for beautiful women, but because of a few bad experiences with his former girlfriends he vows to focus on earning his college degree and to skip dating his sophomore year. But he's not good at staying away from the opposite sex, which is a real problem since he wants to become a pastor. Girl troubles tend to stir up former addictions that he has battled for the past two years, so he works hard at stifling his wild side, though he isn't very successful in his attempts. To complicate things further, his friend Deena, whom he has never been attracted to because she's fairly plain, starts looking really good to him. Can he handle a new relationship this time around without messing it up, or is he destined to remain single?
It's Not About Her was published by Sword of the Spirit and released today!