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Over the past decade, I have had so many different and unique writing spaces. Sweetest Taboo was first drafted in the capital of Nigeria, where I spent most of my free time gated up in my compound watching Oprah, reading books and writing Sweetest Taboo. My writing space was literally my living room’s coffee table and a few cushions, which I used to prop myself, up as I sat cross-legged on the carpet and typed away on my work-issued Dell laptop. I completed the first draft of Sweetest Taboo in that writing space, but that was just the beginning! I spent some time in California with family while healing my body from the many illnesses inflicted upon my body in Nigeria (Malaria, Typhoid, amoebic dysentery, just to name a few) and my writing space was transformed from a simple coffee table in my Nigerian home to a bustling Starbucks in a local Barnes & Nobles in my hometown. I must say, this writing space was the most enjoyable because I find that a nice buzz of activity helps me to concentrate. For example, if I’m trying to write at home I often become distracted and think of half a dozen things that need to get done. However, when I commit myself to staying at Starbucks for several hours, I have nothing else to do but write, write and write some more. I close my Internet browser, I close my mail program, and I ensure that all of my social media apps are closed down to limit any interruptions. Most of Sweetest Taboo’s edits, changes, rearrangements and improvements were carried out in my local Barnes & Noble Starbucks, as well as at least half of my doctoral dissertation!
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Isabel Cruz was fifteen years old when she met Tom Stevens. She was 15 when they started dating, and 16 when she lost her virginity to him. By the time she turned 18 and went to college, everything had fallen apart. This hadn’t been an ordinary love, though. Not a love between two dear friends, or even high school sweethearts. This had been the most taboo sort of love there was: a relationship between a student and her teacher. Isabel started her high school career as a normal student, but set her sights on Tom Stevens as soon as she met him, and pursued him with an intense – and sometimes reckless – fascination. When he finally approached her after swim practice and told her that he shared her feelings, it was the start of a forbidden and dangerous relationship.