The Proverbial Mr.Universe

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Maria La Serra

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Olivia Montiano is moving forward—without her unfaithful and controlling fiancé and without her father’s unrealistic standards but when mysterious, handwritten letters appear, she’s baffled—and influenced by their very personal nature. All the notes are signed by Mr.Universe.


Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance,

Short Summary

Olivia breaks up with her fiancé and meets bartender Nick Montgomery. He’s a washed-up artist and has decided that he doesn’t need romance—until he meets Olivia. The universe then intervenes in their lives, making their paths cross again and again.

Olivia comes home a year later after accepting a job for a fashion magazine in Milan, and receives an invitation to meet Mr.Universe in person. The address is to Nick’s art gallery and she realized he had been Mr.Universe. They reveal they’re still in love with each other.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Olivia Montiano

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Sophisticated, Blunt, Perseverance, Funny, Naive, Honorable, Insecure, Obedient, Secretive, Beautiful, Complex, Educated, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Nick Montgomery

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Gracious, Masculine, Aspiring, Empathetic, Engaging, Modest, Selfless, Underdog, Visionary, Blunt, Charming, Honorable, Romantic, Skillful, Educated, Funny, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: James Montiano

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Masculine, Aggressive, Blunt, Decisive, Engaging, Visionary, Gracious, Perseverance, Selfless, Unapologetic, Sophisticated, Outspoken, Skillful, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Dario

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Villainous, Educated, Skillful, Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Greedy, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Masculine, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Perseverance

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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