Loveless (Novella)

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Loveless is the continuation of the short story "Decadent Contradictions" which appears in Forbidden: An Anthology. I recommend readers read "Decadent Contradictions" before reading Loveless since several scenes references instances from that short story.



Joi never cared for the white horse and a carriage or the storybook romance. She never had a love to pine for or had a man give her butterflies when he looked at her. Joi has never really believed in love... until now.

Joi Friday is a woman in search of security and couldn't care less whose toes she has to step on to get it. This carelessness lands her in an arrangement that delivers more grief than the bliss she believed she'd receive when she initially agreed to its "terms." She's always considered herself to be the loveless type. Sex was a thing to use and feelings were there to toy with. And love? Well, love to Joi has always been a mystery described in fairy tales she's yet to star in. That's until she meets Detective Jeremiah Rhames. He’s loyal, protective, honest and has the patience and discipline to capture her heart while sweeping her off her feet unexpectedly. To her surprise, he's opened to the one thing she's shunned for as long as she can remember… love.

Jeremiah has all the qualities Joi has never believed she desired, but that she craves. And unlike any other man she's ever dealt with, Jeremiah is offering himself to her with no hidden agenda. The catch? She must give up the life she's living to commit to a future that'll feed her soul.

Will she stick with a life that is draining her but offers the easy financial security she’s been after all her life or will she give it all up to be with a man who offers a love that is life-giving and makes each day worth living twice?



# of printed pages | 181 pages

Book dimensions | 6 x 0.46 x 9 inches

Shipping weight | 11.8 ounces

Interior color | Cream pages, black lettering

Customer Reviews

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Salene Whyte
Every girl needs a Jeremiah

Unraveling the Layers of Love in "Loveless" by Brookelyn Mosley

In "Loveless" by Brookelyn Mosley, readers are taken on a riveting journey through the layers of Joi Friday's heart as she confronts her preconceived notions about love, security, and the sacrifices one makes in the pursuit of happiness.

Joi Friday, a woman driven by a quest for security, is unapologetically careless about stepping on toes to achieve her goals. Her pragmatic approach to life leads her into an arrangement that promises bliss but delivers unexpected grief. For Joi, love has always been a mysterious concept relegated to fairy tales, and she's considered herself to be the loveless type. Enter Detective Jeremiah Rhames, a man who challenges her beliefs with loyalty, honesty, and unexpected patience.

Mosley's narrative expertly unravels Joi's character, exposing vulnerabilities and complexities beneath her seemingly tough exterior. The contrast between Joi's past experiences and the qualities embodied by Jeremiah creates a compelling tension that keeps readers engaged. The author skillfully navigates the complexities of love, exploring the transformative power it holds over Joi's life.

Detective Jeremiah Rhames emerges as a character who defies Joi's expectations. Mosley crafts a hero who offers not just protection but a genuine and patient love that breaks down Joi's emotional barriers. The story invites readers to question the choices Joi faces—whether to cling to a draining life for financial security or to embrace a love that promises fulfillment and a renewed sense of purpose.

The sexually explicit content in "Loveless" is presented with a frankness that aligns with the characters' passionate journey. Mosley does not shy away from exploring the physical and emotional aspects of love, adding a layer of authenticity to the narrative.

The central conflict in Joi's decision-making process becomes a powerful exploration of self-discovery, challenging societal norms, and redefining one's priorities. Mosley raises thought-provoking questions about the true nature of happiness and the sacrifices individuals are willing to make for the promise of a fulfilling life.

In conclusion, "Loveless" is a captivating tale that delves into the depths of love, security, and personal fulfillment. Brookelyn Mosley's storytelling is both sensual and thought-provoking, offering readers a narrative that challenges preconceptions and celebrates the transformative power of love. This novel is a must-read for those seeking a compelling exploration of the complexities of the heart. I enjoyed this book so much. This was just completely amazing. Wow. I cried and smiled though this entire book