L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last eleven years.
When she is not in her lab coat while juggling tubes and beakers, she lives a cozy life with her husband and three daughters in Texas. Always a writer at heart, never did L.B. ever imagine one day her books would rocket and land her on a USA Today Bestseller list.
No matter how crazy her life is, she always finds the moment to write every chance she gets.
Represented by: Marisa Corvisiero
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn't see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me.
Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again.
I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I'm letting you go.
Author's Note: Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.
*****Due to themes of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual situations and explicit language, recommended for readers 17+*****