Tom Mathews publishes ‘Addicted to Love’

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Compelling new novel follows young couple fight to keep their marriage alive as they face cultural, religious prejudice

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Tom Mathews crafts a powerful love story that reveals the destructive nature and grasp of racial prejudice. In his gripping new novel, “Addicted to Love” (published by Xlibris), readers follow the lives of a young couple who fall in love with each other despite their cultural and religious practices. As they struggle to keep their love alive, they face a whirlwind of trials coming from financial woes, their parents’ interference and social prejudice.

Readers are introduced to Akhtar and Maria as they hit a road block when the two – with their differing backgrounds of race and faith – lose their initial fervor of love and face the hard realities of married life. Their marriage is further complicated by their parents who interfere with their forgiving flow of love for each other, by demand of strict adherence to their religious beliefs and practices This story is based on someone author Mathews knew and the tragic developments following Maria’s union, though highly fictionalized, is emotionally charged. No inferences are to be made from one or the other’s character in the story, based on their racial, ethnic or religious affiliation.

“To many of the new immigrants, America is a ‘promised land’ where they can realize their dreams and attain opportunities and financial betterment,” author Mathews points out. “However animosity and racial prejudices run rampant among these diverse groups. It seems everyone, at times is guilty of these hateful thoughts, although the degree of their prejudices vary from mild to monstrous.”

Poignant, real and heartfelt, “Addicted to Love” reveals how cultural and religious differences can add fuel to the burning fire of discord in a couple’s married life. This novel vividly depicts how realism prevails and provides readers with a non-romanticized of struggling love.

“Addicted to Love”
By Tom Mathews
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503546479
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503546486
E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503546493
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tom Mathews was born in India. He was raised in a household where his father was a teacher and encouraged him to read world classics.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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