Escape Publishing 5 February 2017
A collection of stories about that tricky space between friendship…and forever.
First — M.A. Grant
Best friends do everything together—including falling in love…
Maya and Cat have been there for each other through thick and thin. But with college graduation on the horizon, they find themselves facing an uncertain future: one where not even friendship can save them from confusing choices, bad decisions, and the risks of falling in love.
Maya knows that love only leads to pain, but after waking up with Jake, her best friend’s older brother, suddenly things aren’t as cut and dry. Cat and Jake are close, a tight unit since their parents’ death, and Cat will never forgive her if Jake gets hurt. But she’s already decided her future, and it’s far away from here.
When Cat Jacobs’ parents died while she was in high school, her brother’s best friend Dallas Miller was there to help pick up the pieces. Several years later, Cat’s motorcycle-riding, tattooed knight is about to ride off into the sunset—and leave her in his dust. She only has six days to convince him to fulfil her secret fantasy of having him for her first before he’s gone forever.
Unforgettable — Elise K Ackers
In hospital following a near-fatal accident, Connor has temporary retrograde amnesia, and there’s a blank slate where the last three years of his life should be. It’s a woman with haunted eyes who offers to help him rediscover his past.
Colleague, friend and ex-lover, Emma warns Connor they must be discreet. No one knows about their past relationship, and for the sake of their jobs, no one can. She reintroduces him to his life and the fascinating redevelopment project they are working on, and the more time Connor spends with her, the more he wants a future with her in it.
But Emma blames herself for Connor’s accident and she won’t confess to what broke their relationship in the past. Now Connor is fighting for love, for his job, and for another chance.
Out Of Rhythm — Shona Husk
They might be one of the hottest up-and-coming bands in Australia, but the members of Selling the Sun have a lot to learn about life, love, sex, and each other.
Coming off a successful Australian tour, Gemma Field’s life should be perfect. Instead her parents want her to get a real job, the second album isn’t coming together, and her best friend Kirsten wants nothing to do with her.
Falling for her best friend was never going to make life easy. After a drunken kiss almost six months ago, they aren’t even talking. Gemma can’t talk about it with anyone—not even the one person she used to share everything with. Instead she lives in a space of indecision and pain, and it’s affecting all aspects of her life, including the band.
Kirsten Vincent misses Gemma like crazy, but does she miss her as a friend or as something more? Will another kiss, a sober kiss, a kiss with intent, do more damage, or could it be the start of something more?