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My name is Lizzie Connelly, and I have it all. The gorgeous apartment. The new job most women would rip out their own souls for—working for Margaret Emerson at Emerson & Taylor. I have one of those lives you’ve always dreamt about, the kind you only see on HBO. But, the thing is, that life is a lie. A façade.
It all started with one call. “Everything you know about your story—your father’s story—is a lie. It’s up to you to uncover everything.” One call, and I turned my world upside down to dig my way into Margaret’s life—the woman who I’d never laid eyes on until recently. My stepmother who took everything after my father died fourteen years ago.
The plan was simple—figure out what role she played in my father’s death and expose her to the world.
But here’s another thing: simplicity doesn’t exist, and my plans are flawed from the beginning because I never anticipated Oliver. Sexy, too smart for his own goddamn good, and infuriating, he’s the one person who could blow my plans to uncover Margaret. She’s his mother, and in another life, that would have made him my stepbrother.
I want to pretend that none of that matters, that I can simply finish what I came to do without sparing him a second glance and another thought.
Like I said, though, there’s no such thing as simplicity.
My real name is Gemma Emerson.
And this is my story.
Exclusive from Emily
“It’s me Lzzy, I swear.”
Last year, the moment I heard that line in Halestorm’s “Mz. Hyde,” an idea for a new story hit me. I knew I wanted to write about a woman with two different identities, but I wasn’t quite sure why she needed those two identities. Since I was out running errands when I first heard the song, I had to wait until I got home to write down the new idea. Later, as I sat at my computer listening to my Consumed playlist on Spotify, two particular parts of the song that was playing—Florence + the Machine’s “Seven Devils”—jumped out to me:
“I don’t want your money, I don’t want your crown” and “They can keep me out, ‘til I tear the walls”.
I was haunted by those lyrics, and suddenly, I knew exactly what my entire new story would be about: A woman with two different identities because she was trying to reveal the truth behind her past—no matter how many walls she had to tear down.
Once that idea was on paper, Gemma/ Lizzie was born (even though she’s had a few name changes since the writing process began). Her backstory came to me quicker than any character I’ve ever written, even Sienna. I determined she was from Los Angeles but that she’d been living in Las Vegas for several years. I knew that both her parents had passed away (yep, I know, I totally went Disney there), that the person closest to her was a wisecracking computer hacker named Penelope, and that the person she was desperate to find out about is her former stepmother.
And then I came up with Oliver Manning (he’s had a few name changes, too). He was dirty-mouthed, ridiculously handsome—in my head, I pictured him as a cross between Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans because I’m a bit of a Marvel addict—and he was also completely wrong for Lizzie and her mission because of one tiny detail: his mother’s the woman Gemma/Lizzie’s hell-bent on uncovering.
I could probably write another ten pages on coming up with this book because I had so much fun writing it, but then I’d start revealing spoilers! Thank you so much to Schmexy Girl Book Blog for letting me stop by and chat about Oliver and Gemma—you ladies are awesome!
About Emily Snow
Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic romance series Devoured, which includes Devoured, All Over You, and Consumed, as well as the new adult novel Tidal. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three.
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