A standalone brother’s best friend romance
Emilia Ronan has loved Reeve Sawyer since the moment she first saw him. The only problem? He views her as a little sister and nothing more.
Tall, dark and handsome, Reeve is the complete opposite to the vibrant and outspoken Emilia. Not to mention that he’s her older brother’s best friend. After years of pining over him and one humiliating rejection, she finally decides it’s time to move on, but when Reeve shows up, begging for a shot, can she really say no?
Reeve knows two things to be true in life: you work hard to get what you want and you stay away from Emilia Ronan. It’s clear he’s crossing a line, but what happens when he can no longer stay away? Hiding this relationship from his best friend is breaking every code he can imagine, yet he can’t seem to stop. But when a ghost from his past shows up, shaking his core, Reeve will have to decide what matters most: keeping secrets from Emilia or simply keeping her.
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“I never wanted it to be like this, Em. I know you don’t believe me, but it always meant more to me. You always meant more to me.” His voice is merely a whisper as he walks to the couch and collects his keys. He slows as he reaches the door, as if he somehow can’t bring himself to go. Then he turns to me, his gaze intimately connecting with my own for what feels like the last time. I close my lids, unable to see him walk away.
“I’m sorry for hurting you, Emilia. Believe me when I tell you it was never my intent.”
“I know,” I whisper back. “I know it wasn’t. But our sad reality is, that you did hurt me and now, now I need to move on, otherwise I’m going to continue to get hurt, but this time, I will have no one to blame but myself.”
His silence is my only reply.
The metal door handle squeals in protest as he turns it, the sound my only way to know he’s leaving. After the thump of the door vibrates through the floor, I finally open my eyes.
He’s gone, and I sink to the floor alone, my emotions expressed with four simple words: he’s broken my heart. But not so simple at all, is it?
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Scarlett was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 years old. Her passion for writing came about at a young age when her sister would read her excerpts of Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. She currently lives back in Sydney with her family and their two pugs. When she isn’t writing or reading, she spends her time traveling and searching for the best record stores. Eventually, Scarlett hopes to begin a new adventure in Edinburgh.