Loving is Good

A sneak peak at Loving is Good

LovingIsGood_resized“Wear those jeans you bought—you know, the ones that cost a couple hundred dollars—a black bra, and one of those white tank T-shirts you wear around the house.”

“The I’m easy, come and get me, baby, Latina-from-the-hood look? Seriously? That’s not a positive image for the next generation of Latinas, Mom.”

“What’s wrong with showing off your curves to sell a few extra bowls of chili? Besides, you want to look your best in case that sexy friend of yours shows up again.” She winked and ran her hand over my unruly locks.

 Gabe Mercer, the black cloud in my sunny day. He was six foot five, a solid mass of goodness, with topaz eyes that melted the skin off my bones every time he fluttered his come-hither lashes in my direction. He was the kind of guy that had you at Hello, but when he left your bed—and he’d left many—you started a blog and wrote sappy love poems the rest of your days and ended up marrying your dentist’s son, Wilber Puck, the one who wore coke-bottle spectacles, ill-fitting tan trousers, and a checkered shirt.

I rolled my eyes.

“Youth is wasted on the young. Would it kill you to wear your Wonder Bra, sashay around the park tables, and show off those pearly whites of yours that cost your parents fifteen thousand dollars to straighten?” Tia Jo said. 


Loving is Good


Brenda Moguez

Celia Mendoza is not living La Vida Loca. She put her college dreams on hold after her father died. Now she dishes out advice in her e-zine column, Luna Love, Loving is Good. The problem is, she hasn’t had a second date or a kiss in over a year. Then Gabe Mercer, a modern-day Adonis, shows up, daring her to take a chance. The string of broken hearts in his wake turns Celia off, but his relentless encouragement to pursue her dream of becoming a serious journalist contradicts his reputation, making it hard to fight the pull of his topaz, come-hither eyes. He’s everything Luna Love tells her readers to take a chance on, but Celia can’t decide if a chance encounter is worth the gamble. But life has a will of its own, and hers is pushing Celia to accept the uncertainty and run towards her destiny.


Loving is Good is coming soon!  Share the word and I promise you millions……of hugs.


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I’m a writer and hoarder of one-size-fits-all panty hose. Until the hose fits over my bum, I write to provide an alternative view on writing and perfection.

36 thoughts on “Loving is Good

  1. How exciting!! Brenda, I’m so proud of you. Your command of words is a gift and to be envied. I do! And I wish you great success, my friend, with Loving is Good and all the other delicious tales floating through your universe.

  2. I absolutely love what you have shared here about your upcoming book, Brenda! It sounds intriguing and I can’t wait to read it. The title of the column is very catchy… Luna Love. I love the word “luna” because it means moon in Spanish and my children’s book is centered around the sun and the moon. My nephew is Honduras so whenever he see’s Aunt Gina, he waves and says, “Adios, la luna.” Just a small side note=)
    I wish you the BEST success with your novel and will be ordering it as soon as it comes out!
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  3. Ashantay Peters

    “Youth is wasted on the young? Absolutely agree with Celia’s mom! Sounds like a fun read. I look forward to reading your book.

    • Dawn!!! That would be lovely.. I’ll be in touch. Manic at at the moment between the day job and the galleys, and works in progress.

    • Ah, Patricia… you’ve been through this before, but I imagine it never gets old, the thrill of a new project coming to life.

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