Family. Unless you are an orphan, family comes with the deal when you are dating or married to someone. Their parents, siblings and friends become a part of your life, too. You see them at every holiday and gathering. If you are lucky, you all get along but sometimes, that's a challenge.
For Ben and Gemma...they already knew the other person's family. Ben's sister was Gemma's best friend. And Gemma's brother was Ben's good friend. They believed they had it easy...a relationship would be easy between them. After all, the families already got along.
But it wasn't not liking each other which caused issues for Ben and Gemma's relationship... It was the family members themselves as they navigated their own lives. With Gemma's brother's death, then her mother's depression, Ben and Gemma struggled to stay focused on their relationship. But finally came out on top. Now, it was Ben's sister who was having issues and her issues became a problem for Ben and Gemma. Can they work through things this time?
One night changed everything between them.
When Gemma drunkenly admitted her feelings to Ben, she never imagined they’d have a future together -- let alone, that he’d feel the same way for her. And yet, fate put obstacles in their path…
Overcoming family trauma was hard enough but with a brand new relationship? It was even more delicate. And they’ve come out the other side stronger…
Now a new obstacle rears its head as Molly, Ben’s sister, faces her past and must rely on them. With all the family drama going on, they must determine where their future is headed...
But will they have the strength to take the next step?
If it wasn’t for Ben, and the comfort of his arms, I was sure I would have driven away as soon as I’d pulled up. He understood how to respond when it came to my anxieties, how to help talk me out of my own head. The moment I found him, I knew my scattered thoughts would settle enough so I could enjoy the night—so long as I stayed far away from the alcohol.
While the liquid courage had worked wonders for me the last time, I wasn’t willing to chance it again. There was a difference between spilling your guts to the guy you loved, and trying to get into your now-boyfriend’s pants while out in public. Thanks, but no thanks, alcohol.
My phone vibrated within my grasp and I glanced down to see Ben’s name flashing upon the screen.
B: Everything okay?
Was it? Maybe. I mean, everything around me was more than fine. Things had settled down. My mom was slowly, but surely, getting better, and Wanda had become a part of our lives yet again. Things were good. Me, on the other hand? That was still questionable. The joys of coping with anxiety.
Don't forget to Catch Up with Book one and two!!