When Trish Howell’s boyfriend of ten years dumps her unexpectedly, she heads back to her hometown for the summer to pick up the pieces of her broken life.
The friend zone has never felt so hot.
When Trish Howell’s boyfriend of ten years dumps her unexpectedly, she heads back to her hometown for the summer to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Now she’s at the center of the dreaded gossip mill, missing the city, and bartending at the local Irish pub so she can make enough money to put small town life in her rearview mirror once and for all.
The last thing Tony DiAngelo expects to see when he walks into Paddy’s, is the girl he’d crushed on since they were kids. She may have friend-zoned him back then, but he isn’t the scrawny, timid guy from high school anymore, and he’ll be damned if he doesn’t take his shot with her, even if it means agreeing to her temporary friends-with-benefits proposal.
As the days go from sunny to scorching, so do things between Trish and Tony, and the hotter things get, the harder they fall. But staying was never part of her plan and when Tony makes a proposal of his own, Trish’s feelings are too complicated for a one-word answer.
Now she has to decide whether she can trust her heart enough to trade her big city life for the small town love she never saw coming.
Gina L. Maxwell
Fort Atkinson, WI
|Point of view|
Third Person, Dual
Friends to Lovers, Small Town