John Miles can't remember the first time he saw Elena, only that she was under hte protection of his lifelong rival, Dev. He is haunted by figments of her on his bed, in his car... When his imaginary girlfriend put on Elena's face and starts following him to class, Miles realizes that all those drugs were probably a bad idea. He becomes convinced that if he wants to lose the dangerous hallucination, he needs to seduce the real girl. However, Elena Escobar can barely face her mother's death, let alone the fact that the college's most eligible bachelor is proclaiming his love for her after just a few days of awkward conversation. During a disastrous encounter in an abandoned bathroom, Miles confuses dream with reality and kisses the real Elena, sparking the affair that would bring down the school's unspoken social rules. But, the closer Dev comes to finding out about them, the more the truth threatens to tear all their relationships to shreds.
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G. Padron was born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1990. She picked up English at age six and began writing novels by age eight. She never stopped. Now twenty, she owns Andromeda Literary Group and Verse Photography & Design. In her short life, she has been an event coordinator, painter, photographer, editor-in-chief of a newspaper, the receipient of three high school diplomas, book editor, freelance writer and copywriter, and graphic designer. How to Lose Yourself in One Year or Less is in no way her first novel, but it will be the first to appear in print. She has posted online before, to over 200,000 readers. She currently lives with her family in Miami, Florida, and attends Florida International University, majoring in English Literature.
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