Sexual tension is prevalent in small town America, heartache is wrenching, and emotions fluctuate like a roller coaster. A presidential election was imminent back in 2012. The world was supposed to end, politicians were soliciting sex on foreign soil, and judges were giving father molesters parental rights in divorce settlements to the children they abused. During this same period, heartbreak strikes the lives of Maria, Eric, and indirectly, the family priest, Father Jon. These personal mishaps intermingle with worldly concerns as each individual struggles to deal with not only conflicting emotions, but also the complexities of love highlighted by varying individual personalities and defined in ways not always predictable to the average person. Despite the anguish, light can be seen at the end of the tunnel. The human aspects, trials, and tribulations expressed within the novel Complex Love will appeal to anyone with a love of family, traditions, loyalty, and friendships.