I’ve been writing for more than ten years now, and while many people were on my self-publishing journey with me, a lot of readers are just now discovering my books… and there are quite a few of them. It’s probably overwhelming to some people, trying to figure out which book should be read when, etc.
I decided to make this nifty page to explain a few things. First, all my books are connected. That’s not to say you have to start at the beginning to enjoy a latter book. I have commented below which books I would consider “entry points” into my library – books where you can just pick it up and begin reading. Enough backstory is in those books that will help you on your journey.
Many of my books are part of other series. The series books should, obviously, be read in order. (The exception is Emi Lost & Found where the prequel can be read before or after reading the series.)
Below, please find my books in… well, in Hollandtown order. A few years ago, I lovingly started referring to my universe as Hollandtown, so… why not call it that? I have numbered and listed the books in the reading order I recommend. If you see “Entry Point,” you can skip the books before it and start there. Purchase links for each book are beneath the description. Most of my books are exclusive to Amazon – they offer my books in both paperback and ebook format.
Lastly, thank you for reading!
LOST AND FOUND
ENTRY POINT #1
“There was true depth to the story and the characters that moved me and emotionally gutted me. I was so taken by Nate and Emi’s love for each other. It’s the kind of love that few have and many desire but never get to experience.” – Megan, Reading Books Like a Boss
Independent and sensitive, idealistic and hopeful, Emi Hennigan lives her life with optimism and an open mind. Between sharing a tiny Manhattan apartment with her fun-loving roommate and spending most of her free time with her heart-breaker friend, Emi’s seen enough failed relationships to know what to avoid in her quest to find her true love. Not only that, but a single moment from her past lingers in her mind, setting high expectations for every man she dates.
Emi’s best friend, artist and hopeless romantic Nate Wilson, has been her closest companion all of their adult lives. After swearing off love with Emi in a silly high school pact, Nate has been seeing other women in hopes of finding one that evokes stronger feelings than the ones he’s been harboring for Emi since he was a teen. Over the span of a year, boundaries are crossed, feelings are confessed, and their unique friendship begins to blossom into something more.
Through Nate’s eyes, an atypical romance unfolds, disrupting the comfortable safe haven their friendship has provided. With a promising future ahead of them both, fate intervenes to bring two soul mates together.
TIME STANDS STILL
“Intense doesn’t begin to cover it. I cried. I sobbed. I bawled. A lot. Constantly. Take my word when I say that you and Emi will become one. I felt every emotion as if I was in the story. I could have been Emi.” – Kelli, Alphas, Authors and Books Oh My
Emi Hennigan could never have predicted her life would be like this. After wasting more than ten years being “just a friend” to her true love, Nate Wilson, Emi feels more than a little regret. Her future was set, though. Nate loved her as much as she loved him, and they were moving forward with a romance that took them both by surprise. They already knew their bad habits, quirks and the subtle nuances of expressions, but the love was all-encompassing and new to them both.
No man could compete, Emi thought, until one night – one evening, one party, one journey, one second alters her course completely.
That night, her brother’s confident best friend, Jack Holland, comes back into her life with a mission: to spend more time with Emi to prove he is the right man for her. A romance with him is the furthest thing from Emi’s mind, though, staying loyal and steadfast to a trusted man that she will always love.
In a year’s time, though, Emi must learn to make changes she’d never before considered after being impacted by unexpected events. While her fragile spirit takes time to heal, Jack slowly finds a comfortable place in her life. Only time will tell if it’s right for Emi – and enough for him.
NEVER LOOK BACK
“Thankfully, by the end of the series, my heart had been slowly put back together. Just as it had been broken, it had healed through Emi’s journey. The ending was BEAUTIFUL. I found myself crying, uh-gain, but this time, they were happy tears.” – Lydia, HEA Bookshelf
To say Emi Hennigan’s life over the past two years has had its share of peaks and valleys is an understatement – and her friends and family would agree. With the unanticipated romance with her best friend, and the unforeseen friendship with her brother’s acquaintance, Emi sees a new future unfolding right before her pale green eyes. Her optimism returning, she is gaining more confidence in her emotions, and she welcomes her newfound happiness.
Jack Holland is elated that Emi has allowed him into her life. For him, it was love at first sight when they met in college, and after years of keeping his feelings in check at the advice of his best friend, he is finally free to express to Emi exactly how she affects him. Always practical and level-headed, the growing romance inspires Jack to let down his guard.
His patience rewarded, everything appears to be falling into place until Emi delivers shocking news to Jack that will force him to reevaluate his priorities. Knowing what he’s always wanted in life, he has to decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to be with the woman he loves – even if he’s not always certain his feelings are returned.
In the conclusion to Emi Lost & Found, Jack guides Emi through a year of self-discovery, and teaches her that faith in true love – and in soul mates – can yield happiness from even the darkest of places.
NOT TODAY, BUT SOMEDAY
MAY BE READ BEFORE LOST & FOUND FOR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
“I loved how comfortable Nate and Emi were with each other, even from the first time they met. It was easy for them, they could relate, they found truth and love in each other. I just LOVED it.” – Daniela Conde, Lost in a Book Blog
In December of 1994, when she was a junior in high school, Emi Hennigan discovered her father’s infidelity. Forced to transfer schools mid-year, she wasn’t trying to make new friends. In that same month, sophomore Nate Wilson’s girlfriend broke up with him. Searching for someone to fill the void left by his first love, he meets Emi in his art class.
Nate knows he wants Emi from the moment he sees her. Emi knows she needs Nate after one night together. A life-long friendship is born, and a pact is made to ensure that nothing will come between them.
This novella is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series. After the 3-volume series was published, readers wanted more. This is for them – the story of how Nate and Emi met – and although it’s a prequel, it can be enjoyed before or after the series.
CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE
“While this is a short read, it has so much depth that I feel like I received a much better understanding of Steven. I love that Lori can make me have some seriously ugly cries but that she also can write something like this that is full of family fun and makes me giggle all the way through.” -Southernbelle, Amazon
In a new state, embarking on a new career, Steven Holland feels lost. Brothers Jacks and Matty want nothing but the best for their little brother, but they sense he might need a distraction provided by a new friend. Setting aside his desire for some permanence in his life, he ventures out for a night of temporary entertainment. What he finds is the beginning of something he won’t soon forget.
ENTRY POINT #2
“I really love this book. The author does an incredible job of writing about the angst that teenagers experience. Don’t shy away from the Young Adult/New Adult label, this is a richly written and emotionally full story with characters that feel incredibly real. The dialogue between the parents and the Olivia, and between Olivia and Jon, feel very authentic.” -Ellen, Amazon
When she was four, a generous couple welcomed orphan Olivia Sophia into their lives. As she grew up, her parents made good decisions for her, raising Livvy to be an intelligent and creative young girl. Now sixteen, three people influence many of her choices: her first love, her second father, and a third man who speaks to her through his artwork.
Livvy’s father is practical and steadfast; even-tempered and quietly observant. She’s an artist who acts on her emotions and thrives on attention. Unhappy with their differences– and misunderstanding her father’s methods– Livvy chooses to focus on the similarities she shares with an enigmatic painter from her mother’s past. Her overactive imagination leads her down an obsessive path– one that only stands to hurt everyone around her.
The distraction of a new boyfriend has the potential to end her search and reunite her family, but his involvement in her life could be just as devastating, taking Livvy away from her father for good.
“Also, a my TOP FAVORITE scene (and there are a lot of favs) Jon vs Jack – Office show-down. Hot damn!!! Hot damn!!! That was hot!! Jon has guts. Like he REALLY stepped it up. In the man’s (Jacks) house, no less. It was rude and hot and I got bothered by it (in a good way). I was swooning and laughing and swooning. It was epic and definitely one of my favorite scenes in the book. ;)” -Read, Eat & reRead, Amazon
When devastating news brings an abrupt end to a romantic rendezvous, Livvy Holland struggles to accept the death of one of her closest mentors. Livvy’s artwork has always been an expression of her emotions, and avoiding the pain she feels from her recent loss makes painting seem impossible. Her inspiration gone, she devotes her attention to the future she’s planning with Jon Scott.
Blissfully happy in her own denial, all of Livvy’s free time has been given to the boy she’s always loved. Facing grown up decisions, she finds it hard to live up to her parents’ expectations of her as a daughter and an artist. Under her father’s constant scrutiny and persistent surveillance from curious paparazzi, Livvy finds it difficult to maintain the adult relationship she’s begun with Jon.
The changes in Livvy are evident to those closest to her, and a few that were once her allies begin to interfere with her personal life. This newfound attention – along with distractions that take Jon’s attention elsewhere – cause Livvy to question all the choices she’s made: what college she’ll attend, what man she should be with, and what she thought was her life’s purpose.
Livvy faces her greatest challenge when Jon’s unanticipated plans derail her own. Overwhelmed, confused, and longing to satisfy her own wants and needs, Livvy must endure more heartache before finding herself.
“I’m a complete whirlwind of emotions but the main thing I’m feeling is an immense love and adoration for this amazing author and her beautiful words. It is hard to put into words the way you feel when a book has touched you so profoundly. This story and these characters will stay with me always.” -Hopeluvsbooks, Amazon
A summer with his family in Utah is all Jon Scott needs to pull himself together. It’s time to focus on his mom’s sobriety and the continuing education of his two younger brothers, Will and Max. For once, things seem to be on track with that part of his life. For the first time, he sees real hope for his family.
This family time is a much-needed distraction from the relationship he walked away from in Manhattan. Livvy Holland, the girl he’s loved since they were children, has let him down for the last time. He doesn’t want to waste his time dwelling on the fight they had, or the shocking incident that happened the next day, after her graduation. It’s something he’ll never forget, or forgive.
Things never go as Jon plans, though. Despite her actions and a distance of two thousand miles, Livvy has every intention of keeping Jon’s attention throughout the summer with a series of 30 letters: three a week for every week he’s gone. He doesn’t have to read them; there are times when he simply doesn’t want to. He has plenty of things keeping him busy: a job that requires long hours, family friends that come over for parties, brothers that ask too many questions, and a girl that’s very unlike anyone Jon’s dated before.
But there’s something about Livvy Holland that keeps drawing him back to her. Reading the letters will either break the ties, or eventually reunite them. His brain wants one thing; his heart wants another.
By the end of the summer, Jon will return to Manhattan. He’s come to terms with his past. He has a bright future. Back at Columbia, though, he must accept choices Livvy has made without him that will change his present plans.
“Livvy is the perfect way to complete this years long adventure. It has been an absolute pleasure reading every single word of not only this book but it’s predecessors as well. Reading one of Lori Otto’s books is like coming home to me. My heart is held captive and I never want to give it back.” -mjlovestoread, Amazon
In her first year of college at Yale, challenging courses and new friends provide a much-needed distraction for Livvy Holland. Beyond the tears–for the most part– she won’t allow the lingering anger she harbors toward her ex-boyfriend to consume her.
Even after taking steps to conceal her identity, Livvy is still very recognizable and popular among her new classmates. She takes advantage of her situation and accepts dates with multiple guys, trying to piece together an image of ‘her type of guy’ that differs from all the good qualities Jon Scott once possessed.
An unexpected letter arrives on Livvy’s 18th birthday, shifting her focus and forcing her to reevaluate all the relationships in her life. She now knows the identity of her biological father, and struggles to make sense of the news alone. Fortunately, she won’t have to.
Just as Livvy’s life begins to normalize, one of her professors provides her with the creative opportunity of a lifetime. Trusting in the bonds she’s made with everyone she loves, she believes she can have everything she wants and makes the decision that allows her to be true to herself.
She was chosen for a reason. Chosen to be a gifted artist that–with a few strokes of a paintbrush–could touch people emotionally; profoundly. Chosen by her parents so they had a place to share their boundless love and devotion. Chosen by her friend so he could return the encouragement, inspiration and affection she’d shown him for so many years.
Livvy Holland will never again take her position in life for granted. She wears the name with humility and respect. She is Choisie.
“I knew going into this that it would be heartbreaking, but I definitely was surprised at how much. This novella is sweet, touching, but my heart broke for Will. As with Lori’s writing, it’s always superb and so well written. I didn’t think I could fall for anyone else, because Jon is so amazing, but I do believe Will is going to be one to remember as well as we go into this series.” -Julie Deaton, Amazon
Will Rosser is smart. Will Rosser is creative. Will Rosser is driven.
He sounds a whole lot like his older brother, Jon Scott, who’s successful and well on his way to a good life after the hardships their family faced growing up.
One event is all it takes to change Will’s trajectory, though.
Will Rosser is at a Crossroads.
LOVE LIKE WE DO (SIDE A)
ENTRY POINT #3
“The one thing that’s been running through my mind since finishing this book is this: This story is so important. It’s relevant. It’s what society needs right now. I’m so proud of Lori for putting Max and Callen’s story out there for the world to read and experience.” -LeAnn0789, Amazon
Four narrators. Two books. One story of love. Side A tells the story from the outsider’s perspective.
The odds were stacked against Max Rosser when he was born sixteen years ago. A month before his birth, his father was put in jail for breaking parole, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. His single mother was an alcoholic, struggling to keep her job and her home. Already, she could barely take care of eight-year-old Will and twelve-year-old Jon.
Max’s older brothers hid their mother’s disease from him as best as they could, and they made sure Max had everything he needed to be a normal, well-adjusted kid, despite the fact that they lived at or below the poverty line for much of his childhood. When his oldest brother became engaged to Livvy Holland, the daughter of the richest man in the state, Max befriended her little brother, Trey, and the two remained best friends even though their home lives couldn’t be more different.
Through Trey, Max made more friends, including star athlete Callen McNare. Over the years, the boys played team sports, went on group dates, and worked summer jobs together. They became close; closer than anyone would have guessed. Before a real relationship could even begin, Max and Callen were forced apart when their secret was discovered.
In LOVE LIKE WE DO – SIDE A, family and friends reevaluate their associations with the boys. Callen’s parents are in denial. Trey feels betrayed by his two closest buddies and wonders how their friendship will change. Jon struggles to keep his family together, despite his mother’s devout beliefs and his brother Will’s immoral ways. Interactions with the people around them could bring enlightenment and understanding, or they could keep Max and Callen apart while doing irreparable damage to their families.
This is Trey and Jon’s side of the story.
LOVE LIKE WE DO (SIDE B)
“I found it unusual that Lori Otto chose to tell their story from the perspective of others first, in side a, but it works well with regard to the story and I was surprised by the anticipation I felt as I read it. As is true in real life, PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING! Side b proves to be just as highly emotional and grabs you from the beginning.” -Annie Walsh, Amazon
In the second book of the LOVE LIKE WE DO series, SIDE B, the reader sees the story introduced in SIDE A from Max and Callen’s perspective. Max experiences the excitement of first love and the crushing disappointment of rejection when he realizes that the person he cares for is too ashamed to be with him. For Callen to be honest with himself and to live the life he wants to live, he knows he risks becoming ostracized by his own parents and society. For someone who’s always been strong and confident, he’s never felt so weak or afraid to stand up for what he believes is right for him.
This is Max and Callen’s side of the story.
“Love Will is one of the BEST BOOKS I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year and possibly one of the best I’ve ever read period. Oh man, my heartstrings were pulled fiercely for Will, for all that he had endured in his young life, for all that his heart had been scarred by, for all that his beautiful mind was tortured with and knowing that he sooooo needed to experience true love with someone who would be worthy of him and show him that he could trust his heart!!!” -Melissa Jones, Amazon
Love Will Guide You.
At 24, Will Rosser has finally seen evidence of love. He witnessed the loyalty between his older brother and sister-in-law once they moved back to New York, and he watched his younger brother fight societal conventions to be with the guy he loves. Will hopes that he, too, can find someone he can trust with his secrets who will appreciate his talents and forgive his many past transgressions.
Given an opportunity to escape New York and the routine that encouraged his bad behavior, Will chooses to leave his job to go on tour with his best friend’s band.
Love Will Destroy You.
The examples Will saw growing up showed a different side of love. Love was cruel and manipulative; one-sided and false. It sure as hell wasn’t what they wrote songs about. His parents were at odds from the moment he was born. While his dad spent years in and out of jail, his mother was more interested in alcohol than in raising her boys. When the two were finally together, they were toxic.
Will finally had a chance to experience real love for the first time when he was 16. He was smitten with his girlfriend–until he found out she’d been cheating on him. That was all it took to send him down a ruinous path of his own, disbelieving in this fairytale of love he’d almost bought into.
Love Will Find a Way.
Now an adult, Will relies on his uncompromising discipline to commit to a new way of life, even though temptations to stray are numerous and constant while on the road with Damon. He meets a woman who inspires him and believes in second chances. Shea is a breath of fresh air and challenges Will’s despairing past with light and hope.
As Will works to accept his own dependencies and forgive himself for the mistakes he’s made, the relationship becomes one that requires more trust than Shea first realized.
There’s only one thing that will keep Will from self-destructing.
There’s only one thing that will keep Shea from running the other way.
(IT HAPPENED) ONE FRIDAY
“I’m a huge fan. This book answers so many questions…I love the characters and I love that Lori Otto has shared them with us since their childhoods. The good, the bad and the ugly. A well told story of actions, consequences and growing up.” -Kindle Customer, Amazon
He did it. After everything they’d been through, Callen McNare crossed the line into a territory from which there was no coming back. Max Scott was always patient and loyal, but he’s not quick to forgive or forget.
And for Zaina Mishra, she finally got her wish. Trey Holland did it. They did it–after two and a half years of waiting. It was all that she wanted, but maybe not all she’d really hoped for in the end.
They were four friends from high school on a trip to paradise after graduation. They were two couples in love.
There was always a possibility that everything would change some day.
It happened one Friday.
IN THE WAKE OF WANTING
“In the Wake of Wanting has everything that I love to see in this genre! Although classified as a new adult novel, In the Wake of Wanting shows elements of romantic suspense. This is such a sweet love story – probably THE best Otto has ever written. Emotions that the characters are feeling just bleed off of the page. Otto gave me bouts of anxiety. I felt anger. Hurt. Fear. Complete shock. I was disturbed at times – so much so that I had a sick feeling. I felt sadness. Joy. And I even had butterflies in my stomach.” – Robin S., Amazon
Even before the second semester of his sophomore year at Columbia began, Trey Holland knew his life would be completely different by the end of it. He had yet to meet the pretty–yet flustered–freshman who he’d be mentoring on the school paper. He had yet to discover the despicable secrets his new best friend was hiding.
All Trey knew at the time was that the relationship with his high school sweetheart was nearing its end.
In those days before the spring semester began, life for Trey was simple. School was a place to learn. His fraternity was a community of like-minded brothers. Life was full of well-intentioned people. Complications were tiny bumps in the road, easily smoothed over, leaving no trace behind.
In a matter of weeks, Trey is thrust into a jaded reality brought on by choices he makes and by the vile actions of those around him. It won’t take long for him to look back and see the wreckage left in the wake of wanting.
Max had me twisted so many times throughout the book. He made me laugh (a lot). He made me angry. He made me worry. More than anything, he made me love him even more. Another great story by an amazing author! -Angela M., Amazon
On a humid, spring morning in New York City, the love affair between a young man and his hometown began to fade with the notification of favorable surf conditions on the other side of the country and a breakfast of leftover guac on stale bread.
Max Scott has been waiting for a sign to leave ever since.
He’s not worried about his family and friends. They won’t be roadblocks to his relocation; they barely missed him while he put in four years at Long Beach State. And his job? Crash test dummies are treated better. They probably get paid more, too.
But things are happening that make it difficult to leave anytime soon.
There’s his mother. After finally getting clean, cancer took up residence in her body, and she doesn’t have much time left. Max won’t leave her behind.
There’s Callen, his boyfriend of seven years. Next summer, he’s set to take over his dad’s company, which is based in Manhattan. That could create a 3,000-mile complication.
There’s the state of the country. After four repressive years, a standout candidate for president is a senator based in NYC. He’s younger, single and gay. Max is inspired to help elect the nation’s first queen.
Hiding the restlessness bubbling just beneath the surface, Max finds himself caught between a placid routine of the life he’s accustomed to and the wild, raging curiosity of what’s waiting on the other side.
He just needs that push off the deep end.
Author’s Note: Before reading this book, it is recommended that you at least read the following books: Love Like We Do (side a), Love Like We Do (side b), (It Happened) One Friday and In the Wake of Wanting.
A HOLLAND AND A FIGHTER*
This is an emotional read. If you love these characters as much as I do, there are many highs and lows in this book that you will live through with them. You also get numerous points of view – aside from the main ones of Livvy and Jon – and this really heightens the poignant experience that is this book. -Nikki, Goodreads
It wasn’t the name I was born with, but it was a gift that was given to me at the age of four. On that birthday, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Holland, but over the next thirty-something years, there would be many lessons taught by a generous and adoring family. To be a Holland means to accept differences. To compromise. To listen, but to also speak your mind. To appreciate the world around you. To give back.
To be a Holland means to love.
I was never the fighter in my family. If there was a pacifist among the brothers, it would be me. I was the peacekeeper. The unifier. The one who was charged with keeping the family together; but in that very challenge, was it not a fight? The struggle may not often be a brawl, but there’s always hardship. This I know too well. To be a fighter means to face adversity. To do the unexpected. To stand alone. To have courage and strength of character. To prove everyone wrong.
To be a fighter means to live.
This is a story of love, life and the unexpected events that force us to fight for both.
Author’s Note: This is not a standalone. To fully enjoy the impact of this book, it’s recommended that you read most of my books. At the very least, you should read both the Emi Lost & Found and Choisie series.
This book features extras about characters introduced in the Emi Lost & Found series, Choisie series, Love Like We Do series, Love Will, and In the Wake of Wanting. This book takes the place of the Emi Lost & Found and Choisie series Extras, adding content from later books.
[Spoiler alert! If you haven’t read all the books, some of the descriptions below will give away details!! Proceed with caution!]
Table of Contents
“Love, Lost” (Jack) – a reworked chapter from Never Look Back, this short story received an Honorable Mention in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
“In the Mind of a Dying Man” (name redacted) – in the last moments of his life, a man cherishes all the moments he had with the woman he loves
“Emi’s 30th Birthday” (Jack) – alternate point of view of Emi’s birthday from Time Stands Still
“The Holland Wedding” (Emi) – companion piece to Never Look Back
“Jackson” (Emi) – Emi and Jack find out the impossible has happened; read before Contessa
“Prom Night” (Jon) – alternate point of view of the last chapter of Contessa
“The Mourning After” (Jon, Jack, Matty, Livvy, and Emi) – additional chapters from the days following Livvy and Jon’s night in Mykonos in Olivia
“Handouts and Handcuffs” (Jon) – alternate point of view that takes place after Jon finds out the Hollands paid for his mother’s rehab in Chapter 16 of Olivia
“Spring Break” (Jon) – alternate point of view that begins at the airport when Jon and Livvy return from their spring break destinations in Chapter 21 of Olivia
“Reunion Letter” (Jon) – this was written before I decided to write Dear Jon; it was simply Jon’s reaction to Livvy’s thirtieth letter. With this, a few things were different in Olivia and Livvy: Livvy revealed to Jon that she had kissed Finn a second time in Wyoming; Jon found out about the post-graduation kiss via a text from Camille instead of witnessing it in person; and Jon never read the other twenty-nine letters
“Jack’s Terms” (Jon) – Jack and Jon’s discussion after Livvy’s birthday dinner in Livvy
“Curitiba” (Jon) – Jon has a question for Jack and Emi; companion piece to Livvy
NEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED! “Summer Surprise” (Livvy) – Jon shows Livvy a new talent he picked up in Curitiba; companion piece to Livvy
“Isaiah Meets His Daughter” (Isaiah) – the telling of the day that Livvy revealed her identity to her biological father and introduced him to the Hollands; the story takes place after Livvy has graduated from college
“To Edie, From Daddy” (Jon) – Jon pens his first Valentine to his daughter; a companion piece to Love Like We Do
“A Max and Callen Christmas” (Max) – In Love Will, we learn Max and Callen can’t find any alone time; it’s remedied here; companion piece to Love Like We Do
“English Peas” (Will) – a grown-up Will looks back on the night he was welcomed into the Holland family–back when he was an awkward 14-year-old; companion piece to Love Will
NEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED! “Hampton’s Birthday” (Peron) – Will’s bandmate finds out he’s a father–and has no time to react; companion piece to Love Will
NEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED! “Palau” (Trey) – in In the Wake of Wanting, I had originally planned to send Coley and Trey to Palau after the video was leaked, so this is the chapter that was eventually deleted; in this version, Trey was not moving out of his place
LEAVING NEW YORK (UNRELEASED AS OF AUGUST 2019)