From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.
When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa “Lou” Bell, he’s sure he’s just found the love of his life. There’s just one problem: she’s engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.
As the years pass, James’s dreams always seem just out of reach—he can’t finish that novel, can’t mend his relationship with his father, can’t fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can’t move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou’s once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.
When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking—and miraculous—than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.
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Camille Pagán is the author of the novels FOREVER IS THE WORST LONG TIME, THE ART OF FORGETTING, and the #1 Kindle bestseller LIFE AND OTHER NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, which was recently optioned for film. An award-winning journalist and former editor at Real Simple and Fitness magazine, her work has appeared in Fast Company, Forbes, Men's Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, and many others. When she's not at her computer, you'll find her with her nose in a book, running after her two kids, or planning her next trip (most likely to Puerto Rico, where her husband was born and raised). A graduate of the University of Michigan, Pagán lives in Ann Arbor. Visit her at www.camillepagan.com.
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