After the worst breakup of my life, I’d needed a change. I needed to get my focus back on my life and my career. That was how I ended up in Eastport, Rhode Island. I was in the beginning stages of purchasing a large OB/GYN practice from a local doctor who was retiring. It was also where I met Bella.
She was working at the local bakery I frequented, The Cooling Rack. Being with Bella was unexpectedly liberating. There were no rules, no expectations beyond the current moment, no demands. She was loving, and so gentle with my broken heart.
That summer became all about recovery, not only for me, but for her as well. I’d told myself that was all it was. We weren’t supposed to get serious, and at the end of summer we would go our separate ways.
Months passed, summer ended, and Bella left Eastport.
Thoughts of her consumed me, and I realized that there was no getting over Bella. Then one morning, I walked into my next patient appointment and was shocked to find Bella standing in front of me.
It started by accident. Then it became more intentional. Know what wasn’t intentional? The resulting pregnancy.
Asher and Bella were friends in high school who reconnected when they both move back to Eastport. He recently had a terrible break-up plus bought a new medical practice. She just went through a devastating divorce so neither are interested in a relationship right now but they both need a friend, so the timing is perfect. They have incredible chemistry though and quickly become more than just friends. Bella loses her mom and she’s going through a lot so I guess we’ll give her a pass but her big secret really disappointed me. She handled things so poorly, it was frustrating, although Asher’s tantrum kind of put them on the same level. I enjoyed their story but would have liked it more if they had gone through something together instead of angst just for the sake of it. I received an ARC from Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.