About her book: Urban, sensual, and spiritual, LOVE CHANGES is the story of a struggling, young mother torn between the loyalties of friends, family, and lovers. Mia Love quits college and gets a job in order to support her live-in boyfriend, Spider, and finance his education. Spider, though ambitious, works only as an intern for a small record label. Still, Mia is anxious to marry him. When she becomes pregnant, her mother, his mother, and Romell, her handsome and flirtatious best friend, all think she has made a bad decision.
Now, Mia cares for both her newborn baby and Spider. Tethered to a low wage job to pay the bills, she's hoping he will make a commitment. Spider, himself underemployed, remains resistant. This causes tension between the two, and matters are only made worse by family secrets, grudges, and lies. Arguments get more personal, even after Spider lands an exciting job in the music industry. Meanwhile, "good friend" Romell is offering a shoulder (and a lot more) to lean on. What ensues is a love triangle with a unique twist, two men vying for a young lady with a baby.
Mia fights to salvage her relationship but pressure from family and Romell's not-so-private attraction may be more than she can handle. Ultimately, Mia Love must discover for herself whether the path to true happiness lies in gaining the approval of others or loving God and self.
This debut novel was winner of the 2013 Just R.E.A.D. Literary "Game Changers" Award from the NYCHA Branch of the NAACP and has received a grant from The Author's Guild.
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