University of Pittsburgh law student, Maggie Hovis, battles an enemy she cannot escape—her own brain. Her family calls her a drama queen. Her fiancé, Sam, moves out after she throws a shoe at his head. Maggie knows there is only one way to get him back—control her moods. So she takes the step most of her family is against: therapy.
After a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder, Maggie begins to investigate her family tree—which is plagued by mental illness and hidden relatives—and develops empathy for her deceased Great Aunt Ella, who lived her life in a mental institution. But Maggie’s journey leads her into fear and insecurity, afraid she’ll end up like Ella and never get Sam back. But what about Nick, her super-sexy old flame, who wants to reignite their passion? And does it even matter, anyway? Won’t mental illness stop any man from loving her?
“A MUST read for all ages!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Brianna Rooney
From page one, Defective pulls you in and doesn’t allow you to put the book down until you reach the powerful author notes by Susan Sofayov at the end.
The story pulls on your heart strings, you want everything to work out for the best as well as creating a personal relationship with Maggie and the rest of the characters. With each turn of a page, a new development happens, keeping you on the edge of your seat (or bed) and makes the story easy to relate to. The world is not perfect, especially not for Maggie Hovis, but there is a way to be your best self and make the most of every moment, an idea which Susan grasps and portrays to readers so well!
Pull up a chair, grab your copy and enjoy!
About the Author
Susan Sofayov lives in scenic Pittsburgh, PA, and is a former vice president of child care for a large non-profit organization. She holds a BA in English literature and political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in teaching from Chatham University. Visit defectivethenovel.com