"LOVE WILL HAPPEN is the story of Jeremy Clayton’s struggles to find love in Birmingham, Alabama, a city of 229,000 people. There are about 15 females to every one male. It would seem that Jeremy’s search for love and a true soul mate would be an easy one. But his search is derailed by his demanding job as a deputy working Vice with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He search has lead him to discover that his daughter’s mother needed drama in her life to motivate her, his future ex is insecure and needs to be told that she is desired constantly and she cheated on him. Another lover felt that being abused is her proof of being loved and she returned to her abusive ex. And yet another lover compared her ideal man to an I-HOP breakfast. When His relationships end Jeremy blamed the women because they were all crazy. Or were they?
When his marriage falls apart his friends, Frederica, Franklin and Dee Wayne try to help him through the pain. Frederica asked him to start listening to the women in his life to learn what they want in a relationship, Franklin tells him to slow down and learn to enjoy life away from the job and Dee Wayne tell him to sex as many women as he can because the women are now looking for the same thing that men are looking for, sex.
Life is a female dog when his future ex, Cynthia strips the house clean while he was at work. He meets two women who leave him bitter and in the course of his job he is almost killed in the line of duty because his mind was on the I-HOP woman.
Jeremy has a heart to heart talk with Federica and it is then that he realized that he was the common denominator in all his failed relationships. All the women were different but he was the same. It is then that he started working to change his outlook on life. His family and friends encouraged him to stop looking for love saying, “Love will come along and when it does it will come from the person you least expected. Live life and enjoy it and LOVE WILL HAPPEN.”
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Published July 27, 2010
Literature & Fiction.