Leigh knows Gabe is never going to be rid of his demons that makes him leave when he starts to open up to her, after twelve years of going back and forth, she’s going to try to move on, although the dates don’t go as planned. With the dates not working she ends up at Gabe’s but a few weeks later she knows it’s not a stomach bug and has to tell him, she knows it’s not what he ever wanted, but she’s clear and lets him know that he can’t walk in and out of their lives and break their hearts all the time, if he comes back he has to be sure. Gabe can’t believe he let Leigh walk away, wishing he could be that person for her, he’s never wanted kids he doesn’t know how to be a parent. Needing to make some sense of it all he goes to his sponsor to talk to, he’s sponsor asks him if he is willing to miss out on everything because of his fear of what could go wrong and at that point Gabe didn’t know, can he fight his demons for her. Leigh has her appointment with her OB/GYN, she hasn’t heard from Gabe since she told him, but her friend is coming to support her, she didn’t expect Gabe to show when she was filling out the forms, she told him that he couldn’t keep coming in and out of her life now, he starts to show her that he’s trying to do everything that he said he couldn’t do, will they finally get their chance.
Fixing Us by Miranda Elaine is the third book in her Fixing series. Emotional, complex, angtsy and romantic standalone contemporary romances. This is the story of two high school sweethearts, Gabe and Leigh, who end up splitting up. Gabe deems himself unworthy of Leigh based on his upbringing and thinks he'll hold her back so he makes the unilateral decision to leave. Throughout the years that follow they are pulled back together again and again but it isn't healthy and Gabe won't stay. But just when Leigh is determined to quit Gabe she finds out she is pregnant with his child. With them agreeing to co-parent and remain friends, they begin to learn each other in a way they never had before in all their heated encounters and it makes staying friends all the harder. Well-written and well-paced, teeming with emotions and angst this book was awesome. Enjoy!