Romance spins tale of lovers torn apart by girl’s past

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Olivia Schwarz releases new novel, ‘Five Seconds of Winter’

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Despite their differences and a world that plots to keep them apart, Winter Evans and Carter Baizen find love in Olivia Schwarz’s new romance novel, “Five Seconds of Winter” (published by Archway Publishing).

After Winter graduates from high school, her parents send her to stay with an aunt and uncle in Alabama. There, she meets Carter, heir to a billion-dollar fortune and a hot shot player who is used to getting what he wants, but he can’t seem to get Winter, which drives him crazy. Carter decides he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—and quickly falls in love in the process. The spark between the two is electric and undeniable, but Winter’s past is holding her back. When the force between them grows too strong to ignore, she faces an important decision: Can she overcome her fears, learn to trust and give in to her desires, or will it all come crashing down and break her even more?

“Almost everyone can relate to a broken heart and a deep romance,” Schwarz says. “Young adults may be going through heartbreak, or even falling in love, and this book (will) inspire them.”

An excerpt from “Five Seconds of Winter”:
To be honest, though, this was one of the most incredible nights I have had in my life. Just being real, and talking with her about anything and everything. I could finally be myself. Open up without being judged, no games. Just me. Carter Baizan. I have been putting on an act for a while. Not about who I am, exactly, just about being happy with who I am. There is a lot I need to figure out and maybe Winter is the only one who can show me. But no I have to stay away, for her sake and for my own.

Five Seconds of Winter
By Olivia Schwarz
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480824447
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480824461
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480824454
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Olivia Schwarz is from Toronto. This is her first book.

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