Ooh! Uh-uh! I TOLD ya'll! This book is
her life story! Read this shit!
TO: Marc Isles
SUBJECT: Rachel, the Writer
I've decided to become a writer. In truth, I already am. I've
been keeping diaries since I was in high school and I've been relatively open
with myself about my life. I've reread some of my entries from the day before you and I met up until the day we
married and I've gotta tell you, it's been a hell of a ride. I'm thinking of
publishing that portion of my diary. But I'll change all the names and pretend
like it's a work of fiction. I think it would be awesome for women to read the
thoughts of another woman, a real woman. A real woman wrote those diary
entries, from the time she entered college to the time she came into adulthood.
These are real scenarios and emotions and thoughts. My diary is relatable.
I've decided the protagonists' name will be Simone and the
hero's name will be Jax only because those names have the same syllables as our
names and I've always wanted to be named Simone because it sounds sexually
Anyway, I’d like to give you a brief outline of the book:
Simone is alone and very happy. She is spunky and beautiful.
A nostalgic girl who wears cat-eyed eyeliner and gold hoop earrings. A
relatable beauty who loves to eat burgers at diners and sneaks the occasional
wine cooler with life-long best friend Vivian (who will be recast as Vanessa).
Everyone loves Simone.
Simone meets Jax at a nighttime barbecue at a house he shares
with his best friend Sean (who will be called Stephen) and some other guys who
don’t matter. Simone loves Jax instantly. Jax pays attention to the LA girls
who drove up for the barbecue. Jax, his friends, and the LA girls drink
Heinekens while Simone drinks wine coolers. Jax generally ignores Simone…
…For the next twelve years.
TO: Rachel Isles
SUBJECT: Rachel, the Writer
Hmm. Sounds like an exciting book. Do you intend on
mentioning that Jax asked Simone to marry him? That he also wanted Simone to be
the mother of his only child.
Will you mention that Jax flew all of his family and friends
to Martha’s Vineyard, after liquidating a portion of his stock portfolio, so
that Simone could have a June wedding there?
Will you mention that Jax bought Simone a townhouse in LA and
a condo in San Francisco? Because Simone wanted two houses in two different
Will you mention that Jax bought a condo in San Francisco
because it was three-thousand square feet and Simone gets claustrophobic in
places that aren’t at least three-thousand square feet?
Will you mention that this condo sits on a hill that
overlooks the Golden Gate bridge because Simone likes to drink her Starbucks
coffee on the balcony and take selfies of her drinking coffee with The Bridge
in the background?