My entire life has been "perfect" for as long as I can remember. A loving family, a boyfriend who adores me, and anything I wanted, I got. But it was all a lie, a façade. My family isn't loving, my boyfriend is more interested in my body than my mind, and it turns out money can't buy happiness.
I've felt lost and stuck for far too long. Then, everything changed when I was least expecting it. It wasn't supposed to happen.
I want to make one thing clear: I saw her first.
Not that it makes anything okay, but it's true. The moment she walked into my line of sight, I knew she was something special. I could see past the mask she wore, could see right down to her soul.
I recognized instantly that she needed a friend...and it just so happens I did too. So, I wormed my way in. Took her out on the town, forced her from her solitary existence. Together we grew brave, stepped outside the boxes we'd been placed in. Walked a thin line between "just friends" and something more.
I just didn't mean to fall in love with...her.
NOTE: This is NOT a romcom. This is a contemporary romance novel with a HEA.