They were friends—just friends. Now they're something else entirely…
When I think back, on almost any given day, I see Maggie. In college, she was my best friend's girlfriend. But, as they say, time changes things. I suppose the funeral was the turning point for our friendship, when we began depending on each other. Sometime around then, we became inseparable. Adam asked me to watch out for her, and I did. When bad news hit, she got me through rough days.
If luck fell on my side, I'd make her mine in every way. But, she deserves so much more from life than my prognosis.
A decade of history binds us. One drunken night and we're fighting. Christ, she's telling me to go see a therapist. If I can't figure out how to go back to the way things were, I'll lose the most important relationship of my life. The only one that truly matters.
Last night, we shared tequila. I found myself hoping, like I always do.
I'd replay last night a thousand times if I could. It's the morning after that needs erasing.
Our problem? His love for me isn't the more kind of love. He's made that abundantly clear. And that's okay. Some part of me knows Jason will always see me as his best friend's girl. Because of our past, he prefers me in the just-a-friend role.
I can't lose our friendship. If he wants to stay in the friend zone, I need to accept that. Move on. Rationally, I do know this.
But convincing my heart…well, that's another story entirely.
*Lost on the Way is book four in the West Side Series, about a group of friends living on the west side of Manhattan. The contemporary romance series can be read in any order, and all are standalone.
"Finally a romance with complicated characters- with really complicated relationships- that recognize their toxic traits and WORK to get better.
This book- was so good. It was so refreshing to see people work through their issues and come out on the other side."
-Brandie DeRusha, writer for BookRiot
"Lost on the Way has all the elements of a great read--friendship that tiptoes over the border of love, the struggle the soul embarks on after surviving cancer when someone close to you died from it, and the journey of healing those broken parts of yourself, so that you are ready to love the way someone deserves to be loved and accept that same love in return. That is the journey that this story takes you on, making you, the reader, feel lost yourself...unsure of what you want for these characters...until you're SO sure of what you want to happen...only for Jolie to then make you want the exact opposite." -Keri D. James, author Shades of Blue
This was a great well developed read! It was easy to root for both characters and the plot was well thought out and thorough. Highly recommend!
Great story! Lots of emotions!
Enjoyed the story, the depth of the characters, emotions and relationships. Good writing! Really creates the movie in your head.
I had a great time reading this well written storyline. The characters are well developed and engaging with plenty of chemistry throughout the pages.
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