Throwback Thursday – Once Upon A First Love by Tope Omotosho.

Happy Thursday, Reader Friends!

Today we’re featuring author Tope Omotosho’s book Once Upon A First Love. This throwback takes us to 2018. Check out the excerpt below!

About The Book.

Beautiful, strong and confident, Peju Adams has always been a woman who knows what she wants. When she finally reunites with her teen love, Abdul Layeni, it’s a dream come true. He’s the kind of man she wants to be with. In fact, he’s the only man she’s ever known. Their love stronger than ever, she’s determined that nothing will keep them apart again. But it seems fate has other plans for them. In a struggle for love, will she come to realize who her first love really is?

Once upon a first love is a story filled with new beginnings, betrayal, disappointments, heartbreaks, pain and love.



“Who are you?” Eliana asked the tall, good looking man who dropped Peju off at her place. Nice build. Nice smile. Nice designer sunglasses too.       
  The fine man laughed. “Hi Eliana. Peju has told me a lot about you. It’s nice to finally meet you in person.”      
  Eliana raised a brow, looked at Peju and back at him. “Well, I’m sorry but I’ve heard nothing about you.”      
  “I’m sure you have,” he said, his gaze fixed on Peju. Eliana didn’t miss that gaze. It was piercing, intense, love drunk. “You just didn’t connect it with me.” He turned to her and extended his hand. “Abdul Layeni.”       
   Eliana shook the hand reluctantly. Why had Peju not told her about this gorgeous creature of a man? “Eliana Awojobi. It’s a pleasure.” She crossed her arms against her chest. “So how did you guys meet exactly?”     
  “Back in school. I’m her boy–”      
 “Boss! He’s my boss,” Peju cut in. Eliana and Abdul turned to her, puzzled.        
 “Yes,” he agreed and forced a smile, “I’m her boss.”       
  “Oh. Why is your boss dropping you at my house?”       
    Peju cupped her elbow. “Eliana you’re asking too many questions. He just did me a favour. Please, Sir, you can go. Don’t mind my friend. Thank you very much for the lift.”         
    Peju dragged Eliana into the house, not waiting to see Abdul enter his car and drive off.     
  “You’re rude sha,” Eliana said as they walked towards the house. “How can you just leave him like that?”    
   “He will survive. And you, don’t be asking questions like that. It’s wrong.”       
“Wrong how? I was concerned. It’s not everyday you see a boss go out of his way to drop your friend at your house. A very fine boss. How do you manage, staring at him everyday?”      
 “Simple. I don’t stare.”

About The Author.

Tope Omotosho is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages. Her stories and articles cut across love, relationships and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life. She is a devoted christian, passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.
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