I had a thread before asking for advice on a summary, but I never got around to posting the new description and simply let the thread automatically close. After finally finding time to edit the summary, I could use some feedback.
I tried to incorporate all the advice given to revise it and I hope this puts me closer to the goal of a solid description for Complexity of Hollis. It’s still missing something, I just don’t know what.
HOLLIS ARDEN has never had patience for relationships, and her five month casual-sex fling doesn’t count. Heartbreak isn’t her style, choosing the avoid it at every cost when possible, to throw herself into her work. No one to love her, no heartbreak, nothing to hold her back… except maybe that one time…
FOSTER BRENNAN has always wanted That One Person in his life, searching for love at every chance, only to have his heart crushed under the many heels of ex girlfriends. Maybe he believed in tales of falling in love with the right person at one point, but he begins to doubt himself and the stories he was always told.
IT WAS SUPPOSED to be just business between the two, and now Foster wants to learn more about the complexities of Hollis.
The point of the story is, basically, a relationship doesn’t fix their problems , which is something I see a lot of on Wattpad and in real life. Foster is trying to fix his problems with a relationship, and Hollis views a relationship as a problem which is where the two collide. She wants it casual with Foster, and Foster falls for her (because he is, as you said, a simp) and she wants to try it out. But all it does is create a negative energy in the relationship, and within a relationship (where Hollis is brutally honest) they discover “oh, this doesn’t work for me”.
Foster decides that he needs to find a purpose in life besides chasing after the same happiness that his parents had because it’s not his happiness, and Hollis is just extremely career focused and isn’t quite ready for a relationship, also deciding to address some issues that cause her fear of relationships. She opens up to the idea of settling down when she has herself set straight.
It’s a little more of a deeper meaning than some romance books might have, but it’s something that I seldom do see and feel the need to write, to express two sides of me that are constantly conflicted when it comes to relationships.
“A hopeless romantic and a serial one night stand walk into a bar…”
… and their lives forever change.
Foster has always been chasing for a purpose in life, a happiness, but isn’t so sure he wants it anymore after a recent breakup that’s left him crushed and hopeless. Once upon a time, he might have believed in finding the One, and now he’s not so sure.
Until he meets a complex woman, Hollis.
Hollis has never had patience for relationships, and her five month casual-sex fling doesn’t count. With a past still haunting her, she’s reluctant to consider a relationship, let alone with this man she just met in a bar of all the places.