In the aftermath of tragedy, Ali leaves her upper middle-class life and college to start over in a city where everything isn’t attached to the memory of Leslie. She finds part-time work at a temp-agency to pay for her cheap studio apartment and beat up old car.
Good fortune smiles upon her as the agency places her in two positions at once. She begins each work day at a legal firm then helps in the office of a nearby gym. The two positions are as different as her two bosses. Her mornings with Tyson require business attire, efficiency, and a professional manner. Her afternoons at Clay’s gym are casual, unstructured, and messy. While working in each office, Ali develops friendships with each boss. She struggles keeping her work and private life separate.
As the tragic anniversary approaches, her nightmares increase in frequency. Her lack of sleep and lustful feelings toward each boss further complicate her world. Then she learns Tyson and Clay are best friends.
As her temporary positions draw to a close, Ali must decide if a friendship with a boxer or a lawyer can become more. How’s a girl to decide? Will a friendship turn into love? Will Ali keep Tyson and Clay in her desire for a happily ever after?
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Haley Rhoades' writing is another bucket-list item coming to fruition, just like meeting Stephen Tyler and skydiving. As she continues to write romance and young adult books, she plans to complete her remaining bucket-list items, including ghost-hunting, storm-chasing, and bungee jumping. She is a Netflix-binging, Converse-wearing, avidly-reading, traveling geek. A team player, Haley thrived as her spouse's career moved the family of four eight times to three states. One move occurred eleven days after a C-section. Now with two adult sons, Haley copes with her newly emptied nest by writing and spoiling Nala, her Pomsky. A fly on the wall might laugh as she talks aloud to her fur-baby all day long. Haley's under five-foot, fun-size stature houses a full-size attitude. Her uber-competitiveness in all things entertains, frustrates, and challenges family and friends. Not one to shy away from a dare, she faces the consequences of a lost bet no matter the humiliation. Her fierce loyalty extends from family, to friends, to sports teams. Haley's guilty pleasures are Lifetime and Hallmark movies. Her other loves include all things peanut butter, Star Wars, mathematics, and travel. Past day jobs vary tremendously from an elementary special-education para-professional, to a YMCA sports director, to a retail store accounting department, and finally a high school mathematics teacher. Haley resides with her husband and fur-baby in the Kansas City area. This Missouri-born girl enjoys the diversity the Midwest offers. Reach out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or her website...she would love to connect with her readers.
Trauma and a love triangle What? In one book, why yes this quick read has a little bit of both.
One thing about Rhoades books is she adds a trivia page in her books and let me tell you they are so much fun.
I think Rhoades is a fun author and she writes about everything and her books hold your attention , but you are left wanting more, You know what I'm talking about those authors that should write the never ending book. She is one of those.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend grabbing a copy.
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