At the heart of the True Born Trilogy is (of course) a passionate love story between an upper class girl and a boy from the wrong side of the DNA chart. What I love about the dynamic between Lucy Fox and Jared Price is that these characters are so different––from two completely separate worlds––and yet they just can’t seem to deny their attraction to one another no matter how wrong or complicated it becomes.
The relationship between these two had me thinking about other romantic entanglements I’ve enjoyed and that likely stuck in my mind while writing this series. One of the #ships at the top of my list is television (and film’s) teen detective Veronica Mars and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Logan Echolls.
Who doesn’t love Veronica’s sassy attitude with a stun gun? Who doesn’t appreciate bad boy #LoganEcholls who, while a very imperfect character, has a passion for his girl sleuth that more than makes up for his failures?
What’s more, this dynamic duo starts out as a love-hate relationship so complicated it could curl your hair. For those of you who didn’t watch the series, and for those of you who want to stroll down Neptune High hallways once more, here’s a little recap of the one #ship that endlessly inspires me: #LoVe!!
Exhibit A: Frenemies
While Veronica Mars tries to solve the murder of her bestie, Lily, she keeps running afoul of Lily’s former boyfriend, Logan Echolls. Can you say attitude problem?
Exhibit B: Is it getting hot in here?
Audiences of the show were all agog, though, (and completely on fire) when Veronica snogs Logan in a Neptune High bathroom. Suddenly, everything makes sense. These two were made for one another!
Exhibit C: Splitsville
BUT, just as she gives in to her insane attraction for Logan, Veronica uncovers some clues that convinces her that he’s done her wrong. She’s tough, our girl, and ends things abruptly. But Logan can’t give up on their love. Can you say swoon?
Exhibit D: Moving on
Sure, Veronica tries to date other men. She moves on and lets others into her heart, notably, an adorable deputy named Max, and her hunky former boyfriend, Duncan Cain.
Exhibit D: Truth and hearts will OUT!
Despite all obstacles, clues and criminal acts, Veronica and Logan are it for each other. And once Logan’s name is officially cleared, this on-again-off-again couple sizzles it up again.
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Welcome to Dominion City.
After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…
And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.
When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic leader, Nolan Storm, and the beautiful but deadly Jared, who tempts her as much as he infuriates her. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?
As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.
L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance, to which she remained faithful through an M.A. in creative writing and a PhD in English literature––where she completed a thesis on magical representation.
She is the author of cult hit YA novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick) and the Urban Fantasy Pluto’s Gate. True Born, first in the True Born trilogy, won the Athena Award® from the RWA. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van––inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada. www.le-sterling.com