In Addictive, Beautiful Emma moves to Savannah, where she falls in love with Jake who is charming, handsome, and addictive. Unbeknownst to her, he has his own addictive issues. This story is addictive in every way.
Addictive is a grand prize winner of the 2013 “Books Without Publishers” writing contest.
“It is said (mainly by publishers in New York) that literary lightning never strikes the same place twice, and the little town of Savannah, Georgia has already fostered the bestselling non-fiction novel of all time with John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Fortunately for the reader, the garden yields another wonderful harvest with Leslie Stern’s musings of life and love in the Low country…”
–Murray Silver, Author of the international bestseller Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis, Behind the Moss Curtain and Other Great Savannah Stories and When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama.
“Get ready to have your heartstrings wrung by Emma, an otherwise worldly and fortunate woman who’s nevertheless done wrong time after time by the man she naively believes will bring her happiness. Leslie Stern’s novel Addiction is a story that will stir women’s hearts. Indeed, it will resonate for many, many readers, especially those whose lives have been – whether wittingly or unwittingly – touched by addiction and/or a love affair gone wrong.”
–Rosemary Daniell, award-winning author of Secrets of the Zona Rose: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives and other books. She is also the founder and leader of Zona Rosa Writing-and-Living Workshops.
“Addiction is a must read and when you read the last page it will continue to haunt your thoughts!!! This book was added to my read again shelf. It is UnPutDownAble!!!
–Kathy LeJeune, book reviewer
“Leslie truly captured the emotional rollercoaster ride that Emma rode while being used and betrayed by those she felt were friends. And in essence, that is a lesson many in life can take with them. If one desires a good read with drama and powerful emotions, this would be the book to pick up.”
— Ann Hauer, Ann’s Book Nook
“I have to confess, when I started reading, I feared it was of a genre that I seldom read, and do not find very interesting. But I read it all in a very short time, given the limited times I have with my busy personal schedule. And after I finished it, I have only one word to say which says it all: WOW!!”
— Cedric Stratton, PhD, Mensa proctor
“I picked up Addiction and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I almost got fired because I kept reading it between phone calls at work. A great read!”
— Marc Beausejour, author and reviewer
“Nice job! I enjoyed it! In fact, I finished it in one weekend. I was motivated by a ghoulish sense of curiosity about just what would happen next.”
–Anonymous English teacher and writer
“Addiction was very well written. From the time I started this book, I wanted to read further. Just one more chapter then I will call it a night. That did not happen! I can’t wait for this author to write another book!”
— Virginia Hickey, avid reader and Book Reviewer
“I was very impressed with Leslie’s writing style, and I am an extremely picky reader. There are only a few fiction authors that I enjoy reading. Leslie’s Addiction kept me riveted till the very end. I lost a lot of sleep because of her.”
— Susan Brenner, Book Reviewer
“I’m very angry with Leslie. I picked up Addiction when I woke up…and never got out of my nightgown or took a shower! I couldn’t put it down. A great read!”
— Karen Farber, Book Reviewer