'Sexy and sizzling' Kelly Lawrence and Lodestone Books launch their first New Adult romance

She's in love with a boy from the wrong side of town...

Online PR News – 16-January-2014 – Coventry, UK – A sweet, yet sizzling hot YA romance that had me feeling like I was seventeen and experiencing first love all over again. Kirsty Moseley, bestselling YA author of Free Falling

A boy like Joe, fresh out of prison and 'from the wrong side of town', is out of bounds...especially for straight ‘A’ grade college student Ashley, but she can't seem to keep away. He's the one that she wants, and she wants him to be her 'first'...but at what cost? With her family acting mysteriously and her friends turning against her, Joe seems to be the only person she can turn to, but can she really rely on him...or herself?
A down-to-earth yet thrilling account of first sex dealt with in a way that doesn't shy away from the issues older teenagers have to deal with.

Kelly Lawrence has created a heroine to remember in "Unconditional." Ashley is a young woman testing the waters of first love and "the first time." She is smart and sensitive, an inspiring role model for young women today who wonder when the "right time" might for them too. Ashley has a strong sense of her true self, which may be a rarity in today's teen culture, so overshadowed by peer pressure, Facebook posturing, and conflicting advice about sexual expression. To top it off, Ms. Lawrence's writing shines. Her insights into young hearts and predicaments are keen. "Unconditional" is a powerful and poignant "first time" offering of which Ms. Lawrence should be proud. Bravo, Kelly and Ashley! You guide young women toward the right kind of love. Janice Lynne Lundy, Author

Kelly Lawrence is a writer, creative writing teacher for the Writers Bureau and mother from Coventry, West Midlands.