A few readers wrote with some concern that this book was more “explicit” than my others and they wondered why I had Abra in relationships with three men. I knew that question would come up, what surprised me is the discomfort seemed to be focused on the love scene between Abra and Joshua as a married couple rather than her experiences with Dylan and Franklin Moss.
First of all, I was careful to craft the scenes in a way to evocative, and not explicit. There is definitely a difference between the two. The first takes more work and is aimed at drawing the reader into the emotion of the scene. The second describes everything. It’s harder to write an evocative scene than an explicit one.
Now for the reasons Abra was with three men:
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