If I Can't Have You If I Can't Have You
Book 2 - Trickle Creek

If I Can't Have You

A Small Town Friends to Lovers Romance

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Publisher Description

He chose his career. She settled for ‘just friends’. Now he’s back, and everything’s changed. Except her feelings. 



Charli Carlson’s never been good enough. Not for her family, Not for herself. And definitely not for her best friend whom she’s been desperately in love with since they were kids. But that hasn’t been an issue since he left their small mountain town years ago to pursue his career. 


Two-time Olympic medalist, Symon Scott is back in Trickle Creek to nurse his wounds and get his head straight after an injury sidelined his career. He walked away from his best friend and his town once. But now he’s back and it doesn’t take long before Symon starts to notice Charli in an entirely different way.


Soon, it’s not just his career that’s on the line, but his heart, too.


Being with Symon after all this time feels right. But before she can give herself over to it, Charli still needs to prove to him, her family and most importantly, to herself, that not only is she deserving of a happily ever after, she has what it takes to achieve it. 


But when push comes to shove and with everything on the line, will Symon choose her this time? Or once again, will he leave her in the cold?

March 16
Elena Aitken
Elena Aitken

Customer Reviews

Jen G F ,

If I Can’t Have You

A*R*C for honest review with no compensation

If I Can't Have You: A Small Town Friends to Lovers Romance is book 2 in theTrickle Creek series by Elena Aitken in this friends to lovers romance.

Charli Carlson is up next in the reading of her father’s will..she must go out side her comfort zone and prove she IS GOOD ENOUGH…

Simon Scott has come back home after an injury skiing, rehab is completed but his mind won’t let go..

These two were best friends but life changed direction for them but now Simon and Charli reconnect on so many levels, hope, understanding, growing a business, overcome obstacles and so much more….a HEA?

ricin2 ,

All about Love!!

Charli and Symon are adorable!! I didn’t know what to expect but the way Ms. Elena Aitken has developed the characters and the storyline, I am floored. I couldn’t put it down. The stiff dreams are made of! Must read. Please do read!

JLKeniston ,

If I Can’t Have You

Trickle Creek is another great town with great people living there. A young woman, Charli, just doesn’t feel good about herself but loves her flowers! After her father passed away his will stated that his kids needed to prove they can handle certain tasks. Charli needs to do her task that she knows she won’t be able to do and no one in her family can help her. Her lost love returns to town broken. Symon is nursing his knee injured while skiing and his head. They decide to help each other overcome obstacles they are facing so they can move on. Spending all this time together the love they find again is so sweet. It’s such a great story about the strengths we have hidden in us and their love for each other. I love anything Elena writes!!

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