Getting Through Italy: Introduction
This book is the third story in the Getting Over Matt trilogy. Although it will still make sense on its own, you may prefer to read the previous two stories first in order to better understand the characters and relationships.
Nathan and Isobel will be in a long-distance relationship for the majority of the story. The reason it's taken me so long to post this—apart from not having the time to write—is that I've also been in a long-distance relationship very similar to this one and the memories are sometimes tough to revisit. Neither of these characters are going to be portrayed as perfect human beings; both will make mistakes, say stupid things and do stupid things. I pride myself on keeping stories realistic, and this is going to be no exception. While there is a huge element of romance involved in a long-distance relationship, there is also a significant amount of difficulty in it, too. No matter how much you love the other person, it is not an easy ride. In fact, if you didn't care about the other person as much, it might even be easier...
As Isobel points out, it's hard to understand the true difficulty of this kind of relationship until you've experienced it yourself, so I hope this is an eye-opener to those of you who've never experienced it, and a source of comfort to those of you who have—every relationship is different, but the struggles we go through are very much the same.
There will be sex and swearing throughout the story. I'll put warnings at the beginning of chapters containing mature content, so you can skip it if you wish.
Thank you to everyone who voted for a cover. The Twitter results were very different to the Google Forms results, yet the cork was the clear winner!
Isobel: Rebecca Breeds
Nathan: Luke Mitchell
Jasmine: Lily Collins
Jess: Lucy Hale
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