Finding love through a new book club, a scrap of fallen paper, and telling time in cups of tea.
When I move home from college, my friends had scattered. Luckily, I turn a corner to find a new coffee shop, a new book club, and engaging new friends. And through an accidental on-the-spot focus group, a gorgeous older boyfriend.
Shane is unbelievably sweet with me, taking charge of every situation and caring for me almost aggressively. The way he touches me sends brand new tremors through every nerve. It’s shocking how much I crave his attention, and every single touch.
I’ve never felt so close to anyone before. Those arms, thick from years of metalwork, make me feel so safe. But he doesn’t really seem like a people person with anyone else.
Can I keep my overbearing family from ruining things? My snobby brother Glen has a way of getting in my business, and the huge family affair of his “pre-engagement” party is happening far too soon. I need to keep him and my father away from Shane, or at least make Glen stop calling my boyfriend the “scrapyard guy.”
Meanwhile, I’m finishing my new stationery design project and getting the promotion I need to get my own place, while falling in love for the very first time. It will take a lot of tea and several pages in my new proto-type journals to figure this all out.