Perfectly Ernest

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About the author:
Growing up in small town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that's why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California-where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.

My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter, and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I'm also the author of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, speculative-rural fantasy novelettes.

Get in touch on Twitter @EJWesley & Facebook/ejwesley. Learn more about my work at

Perfectly Ernest

Authored by E.J. Wesley
Edition: 1st

From a distance, Ernie’s life seems perfect—he’s a star college baseball player adored by the student body and coveted by professional teams. Up close, he is a disaster. Since the death of his mother, he’s been trapped by a promise he made and forced to live her dream instead of his own. He reaches his breaking point in the biggest game of his young career and sets off a chain of events that will either define or destroy the rest of his life.

Ernie grudgingly joins a quirky campus counseling group that empowers him to heal himself and right his wrongs. By testing old friendships, forging unlikely new ones, and exploring an exciting romance, he begins to unravel the jumbled knot his tangled inner-psyche has become. But old rivals, mental illness, and the risk of a forbidden relationship soon threaten his progress. Will Ernie's new direction and friends be his salvation, or confirmation that he is forever doomed by his imperfections?

Perfectly Ernest is a New Adult contemporary novel with romantic elements by author E.J. Wesley. Ernest offers a smart, funny, sweet, sexy, uplifting, and oftentimes poignant perspective of one person's difficult transition into adulthood. It is a story about overcoming the demons of mental illness and struggling with the profound burden of expectations—both real and imagined. But it’s mostly a tale of friendship, hope, and love.


"E.J. Wesley has written a modern day Breakfast Club."

"the writing is so compelling and the characters so strong that I really enjoyed it. Fans of this genre will say EJ hit it out of the park!" - Alex J. Cavanaugh, Amazon Bestselling author of the Cassa Series

"fast pace, character development, imagery, and humor ... his is one for all to enjoy!"

"This is not so much a "coming of age" story, as it is a "coming of self." I loved reading it..."

"Great cast of characters. Lots of fun humor. Romance. Win! Definitely recommend!"

"you’ll likely realize you’ve been smiling through each page turn, and experience instances of laughing out loud, crying tears of joy and sadness, and satisfaction as you read the amazing journey of Ernest growing himself and developing new and unlikely friendships..."

"(Ernie) was the perfect hero. This story made me laugh and cry and it was so great to read something sweet and awesome from a guy."

Also by E.J. Wesley The Moonsongs stories, a series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes. Available on Kindle.

Publication Date:
1500755893 / 9781500755898
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / New Adult

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