Would love some help with my back cover blurb
Maxine has led a sheltered life
in the shadow of her charismatic brother, Claude. Now, Claude is marrying Miss
Perfect, and Maxine realizes that it’s time to shape up or get left behind. So,
gathering the sort of courage normally reserved for jumping out of airplanes,
Maxine packs her worldly belongings and moves…ten minutes down the road.
Determined to conceal a lifelong struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder,
Maxine, embarrassingly and often hilariously, tries to turn her apartment into
a home she will love. But her tenuous
grip on reality sees her plunge into a crazy world of delusion and strange
Enter Sam, a smooth-talking
charmer, with the weight of the world on his shoulders, and enough terminal
diseases to wipe out a small village. Though she has more chance of leaving the
house without double checking locks, than of ever seeing him naked, Maxine is
smitten. As Sam’s life takes on the proportions of a Greek tragedy, others
suspect foul play. But Maxine takes advice from no one, least of all her
domineering parents who seem to torment her for sport. Evidence mounts until
Maxine can no longer deny Sam’s sordid secrets and decides, in a reckless moment
that will change her life, to take the law into her own hands.
When a girl with obsessive
compulsive disorder falls in love with a sociopath, she fights for her sanity
and her life.
Maxine’s brain is stuck. Everything around her feels wrong
and the only way to fix it is to check, double-check, rearrange and count
everything. What Maxine can’t fix though is her parents’ constant nagging over
the absence of a husband. A humiliation that is further compounded when her
younger brother runs off with Miss Perfect. Then she meets Sam, a smooth-talking charmer with the
weight of the world on his shoulders, and enough terminal diseases to wipe out
a small village. Maxine decides that Sam is her salvation, never mind that his
life is more complex than a Greek tragedy, and others are urging her to get
away from him. The problem is that Sam has Maxine under his spell. Will Maxine
escape from Sam before it’s too late to save herself?