“They took broken and made it art.”

I wanted to be left alone to build my art until she entered my world with a bubble gum scent and heartbreak. Now, I don’t know what I’ll do once she leaves me…as they all have.


As a recovering alcoholic and a rude bastard, Seth Carmen knows he’s better off alone. He’s made a success of himself by focusing on the one thing he’s good at: turning garbage into something stunning.  But when feisty blogger, PJ Hensley, enters his world with her fairy-like quality, he suddenly can’t imagine a life without her in it.  


PJ Hensley is dealing with her own tormented past and a stalker she doesn’t want to admit to having, but she’s pulled herself together in order to graduate and focus on her future. The last thing she needs is a moody trash artist entering her world. But like all things Seth, he enters anyway with an intensity and focus that leaves her breathless.


When the stalker emerges from the shadows and causes PJ to run, Seth spends five months writing her letters, trying to convince her to come home. Can he prove to her that they can weld their broken lives into something beautiful?


Inspired by Bon Jovi songs, comes a novel from award-winning author, LJ Evans, that shows how love and acceptance can heal even the toughest scars.


Standalone novel with spoilers for the first “album” in the series.

Genre: new adult, contemporary romance

Series: my life as an album, volume III

Pages: 399

Release Date: June 30, 2018

Available: eBook, paperback, hardback, audiobook, and box set

Other Books in the Series: my life as a country album, my life as a pop album,   my life as a mixtape, my life as a holiday album

Find out more about the my life as an album series box set and the exclusive novella, This Life with Cam.


“Evans delivered a phenomenal tale of true love." - Goodreads Reviewer

“Evans managed to create a complex character that is both difficult to love YET also impossible not to love." – Dreamland Book Blog

“L.J. Evans' talented writing style blew me away with this story, as I couldn't put it down, and it's lengthy, but seriously, didn't take a break until every last word was experienced, every last emotion was felt, and until I knew how it all panned out.” – Jennifer Pierson – The Power of Three Readers

“This story is told through love letters, music and art, in a raw and powerful way.” - Amazon Reviewer

“Do not pick up this book unless you're ready to invest your heart. Ms. Evans has created another raw and powerful story about love and hope and forgiveness!” – Goodreads Reviewer

“This story is original and unforgettable. The characters will forever have a place in my heart. I highly recommend you get on board with this series.” – Author Megan Keith

“Ms. Evans has an uncanny knack for pulling you into her stories - heart and soul - and this is no exception.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Evans has a way of hooking you with characters you want to succeed and taking you on a journey were you feel every part of their story deep in your heart. Seth may have started out as a villain in my book, but he was certainly a hero in this story. The amount of character development that took place {in} this book was incredible. Seth and PJ were real and raw. They were tragic and beautiful.” – NovelMomma

“Ms. Evans has created another raw and powerful story about love and hope and forgiveness!” – Amazon Reviewer

“This is a well written, flawless story, which is raw, gritty, emotional, passionate, and a powerful read.” – Amazon Reviewer

“The writing style of letters and time was spot on. There was so much unsaid from these two people, but somehow, without words, words were created to make us feel the essence of their love.” – Amazon Reviewer

“This book was emotional and sweet, with each chapter titled from a Bon Jovi song. I think Evans idea to do this with the series is unique and creative.” – Energy Rae



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