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Because You Don't Know My Name: A Potomac Falls Novella: Meet the Characters + More

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Six months ago, Indigo Reid committed an unspeakable crime. A crime that, if caught, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars. Attempting to avoid an orange jumpsuit, she runs, leaving behind everything, including her real name. She plans to start over in the small city of Potomac Falls before the police or anyone else uncovers her secret. When she arrives in the buzzing town saturated with its share of scandals, she quickly falls for the picturesque cascading waterfall and the promise of a peaceful, solitary existence while rebuilding her life. Although damaged by her past and gun-shy about men, Indigo finds her warmest welcome in Potomac Falls native and business owner Donovan Saintsbury. She’s hesitant to pick up the pieces of her broken heart, let alone open it again, even to someone as captivating as Don.

With seductive brown eyes, a winning smile, and over six feet of cut, honey-brown muscle, Donovan “Don” Saintsbury is a masterpiece in his own right. The business-minded bachelor works hard as the only family member left in the city to oversee the operations of his family’s historic diner. As the youngest of four siblings, keeping the family legacy intact has been his sole focus until he meets Indigo.

Despite the eruptive chemistry luring them closer, Indigo knows that becoming attached to a handsome stranger is risky, especially since her identity is hidden and her past is deadly. When Indigo reveals the truth about her former life, what happens when she finds out the man of her dreams is more linked to it than she imagined?

Welcome back to Potomac Falls, a small city filled with daring encounters, explosive characters, and succulent scandals.

Five facts you should know about Because You Don’t Know My Name.

  • It’s set in Potomac Falls and introduces new characters.

  • She’s on the run and working at a local diner under an alias.

  • He’s her boss and is trying to save his family’s diner.

  • He’s the youngest of four siblings and the only one who wants to preserve his family’s legacy.

  • There’s finna be a part two…


  • Hidden Identity

  • New Girl in Town

  • Workplace Romance

  • Dark Secret

  • Secret Baby

Listen to the Official Playlist Here.

Character Deep Dives.

NAME: Indigo Reid

AKA: The Sexy Stranger

ALIAS: Neema Ellison

AGE: 28

LOCATION: Potomac Falls by way of Chicago


SIGN: Gemini

OCCUPATION: Waitress at A Taste of Heaven Diner

TOXIC TRAIT: Secretive

NAME: Donovan Saintsbury

AKA: The Bighearted Businessman

NICKNAMES: D, Don, Donny

AGE: 28

LOCATION: Potomac Falls, born and raised

SIGN: Libra

OCCUPATION: Owner of A Taste of Heaven Diner

TOXIC TRAIT: Resentful

NAME: Melanie King-Caldwell

AKA: The Youthful Yogi

AGE: 28

LOCATION: Potomac Falls, born and raised

OCCUPATION: Full-time wife and mom, part-time yoga instructor

LOVE LANGUAGE: Receiving gifts


TOXIC TRAIT: Conflict Avoidance

NAME: Theodore "Theo" Caldwell

AKA: The Photogenic Politician

AGE: 33

LOCATION: Potomac Falls, by way of Philadelphia, PA

OCCUPATION: Chief Administrator (right hand to the Mayor)

LOVE LANGUAGE: Acts of Service


TOXIC TRAIT: Self-Centered

Character Interview featuring Indigo Reid and Donovan “Don” Saintsbury

Q1: What can we expect from you?

A1: (Indigo): I came to Potomac Falls to rebuild my life, brick by brick. At the beginning, you can expect to see me reserved and closed off, but the more time I spend around Don, the more my layers open up like a flower in bloom.

A2: (Don): You can expect to see me fighting for a lot. I’m fighting for my self-respect, my family’s legacy, and my future. The odds are stacked against me, but I find solace in her, and she quickly becomes my safe space.

Q2. What’s your greatest quality?

A1: (Indigo): I can get along with almost anyone.

A2: (Don): I’m genuine, and when I have my mind set on something, not too much can stop me.

Q3. What is it like to be loved by you?

A1: (Indigo): I’m a recluse when it comes to love. Falling in love is the last thing I’m trying to do. I’m guarded, so it takes me longer to commit to anything serious, but when I do, I do my best to keep my partner entertained.

A2: (Don): Casual hookups aren’t really my thing. If I’m entertaining a woman, I like to show her a good time. Once real feelings are involved, and I care about you, a part of me will always care for you, even if it is tainted with resentment.

Q4. List five facts about yourself.

A1: (Indigo): I’m 28 years old, a Gemini with a lighthearted sense of humor. I’m open to learning new things and trying new experiences, but also equally enjoy my me-time.

A2: (Don): I’m a devilishly charming lucky Libra. I’m also 28 years old and the youngest of four siblings. I’ve lived in Potomac Falls all my life, and I’m an entrepreneur at my core.

Q5. What’s the vibe for your story? (You can choose a song or movie or tell the readers in your words what the vibe is)

A1: (Indigo): “You Don’t Know My Name” by Alicia Keys

A2: (Don): "Yo Love" by Vince Staples, 6LACK & Mereba



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