Thursday, December 1, 2016

Working on My Brother's Best Friend

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Working on My Brother's Best Friend




It had been five years since my twin brother Gabe had moved to California when I got the call that changed my life forever.

He was my family, the only one I had, and he was gone.

I sat in the cold, dark funeral home while people moved around me. I could hear them talking, but all I could do was think. So many questions ran through my mind as I looked down at my hands in my lap. How could I have let him go? How could I have lost five years with him? Why hadn't I gone?

There were two reasons. One was to take care of my grandparents. They'd both passed in the five years he'd been gone. The other was the one person I couldn't stand, my brother's best friend, Doug. He'd gone with him to help him start his company.

I'd been under my covers in the same clothes for two days when my phone rang. It was my brother's lawyer letting me know that I needed to be in California the following morning. If I didn't show up, my brother's company would stop running. It was in his will. My plane ticket was waiting, there was no getting out of it.

It took all I had to get out of bed and shower off the funk I was feeling, but I did it. I did it for my brother, his company, and the people that worked there. 

When I walked into the room to wait for the rest of the people to arrive, I thought about Gabe and how proud I was of what he had accomplished. He'd taken his passion and turned into something amazing. When the door opened and his best friend walked in, it took all I had to remain in that room. I couldn't wait for the others to walk in and fill the space between us, but that never happened. There were no others. It was just the two of us.

Then it happened, the lawyer began to speak, and I thought I was going to lose it.

Gabe left everything, including the company, to his best friend and me evenly.

But that wasn't all, not even close. There were rules we had to follow before the papers would be signed and everything would be split.

1. We had to work together at the company for six months.
2. We both had to live in my brother's house the entire time.

I was done. There was no way. My brother always had been a jokester, and that by far was his best joke ever.

I was ready to leave when his lawyer added one last thing.

If either of us treated the other badly during that time, the company would be sold and everything would be given away.

I couldn't let that happen.

Just in the hour I was there, I'd already learned that my brother had kept things from me. I hadn't told him everything about my life either.

What else didn't I know about him?

There was only one problem, and his name was Doug.

Could we be that close for that long without ruining everything my brother had built?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Falling for My Best Friend, Part 4 is Live

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Falling for My Best Friend, Part 4




"I don't want to play anymore."

Those six words coming out of James' mouth stopped the world around us. They were the most powerful words I'd heard since "It was all a mistake." He was really beginning to have a knack with changing lives one sentence at a time.

Both of our dads began asking questions. Then they started telling him how wrong he was. They knew exactly what he needed, time. The more they told him, the more irritated I got. While I thought James was crazy, I totally understood where he was coming from and what he was about to go through. My dad was much worse than his. He was convinced James was going to change his mind, just like he was convinced that I was his little girl that was never growing up.

I'd decided to tell my dad I wasn't coming home that summer. He was already freaking out. It couldn't get much worse. That was what I thought anyway. Boy was I wrong.

I thought my dad's head was going to blow right off of his shoulders.

He let me know I was mistaken. Then he went on to tell James exactly what he needed to do.

It didn't take long before I walked out the door and headed for school. It was New Year's Eve, but I wasn't dealing with it. I'd rather be alone in a dorm than listen to him go on and on. I'd had enough.

James had the same idea. I met him in the parking lot of my dorm, and we went to a hotel.

It was our night to get away from it all. We were two best friends spending time together.

Everything was perfect.

It couldn't have been any better.

Then it happened. James did it again.

"I love you, Sam."

They were four simple words. It was one sentence.

It was the one thing I'd wanted him to say since I was thirteen but never thought he would.

My world stopped, and I knew my life would never be the same.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Falling for My Best Friend, Part 2




My senior year definitely had some ups and downs. I'd gone to my prom, but it hadn't worked out exactly like I thought it would. It was even better. My dream had come true. I'd finally gotten that second kiss from my best friend, after he'd saved me from my creepy date of course. That kiss led to the most amazing night of my life. Everything was perfect. At least I thought it was. Then I woke up the following morning and everything changed.

It was all a mistake.

He'd never know just how much those few words changed my life.

I was going off to college, and I was looking forward to every moment of freedom that was coming my way.

James Reid was going to be a thing of the past.

I quickly learned what was good for him wasn't good for me.

That man had another thing coming.

I was done with both Pirates and their overprotective, crazy ways.

It was time for me to have a little fun of my own.

Did I mention, nothing was every easy when it came to James Reid?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Falling for My Best Friend, Part 1

Falling for My Best Friend, Part 1

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I was getting ready to turn eighteen and was looking forward to starting my senior year of high school. They say senior year is the best, but I wasn't so sure. Lance Smith, a retired Pittsburgh Pirate, was the most overprotective man I'd ever met. He was also my dad. I was Sammie, his little tomboy baseball player. That was the only way he'd ever see me. My bedroom walls were still covered with scenes he'd painted before I was even born. A picture of him still hung on my wall. The words date, boyfriend, and college all sent him into a crazy speech about his little girl not growing up. He used to joke that I wouldn't be able to date until I was thirty, but I was starting to think it wasn't a joke.

I had one goal for the year. That goal was to go to prom. Every girl went to prom. It was the most important night of high school. My dad would surely have to let me go to that, right?

When my parents told me that James Reid was moving into our house, I wasn't sure how I felt. They were so excited, especially my dad. James had finally agreed to sign on with the Pirates. He was a pitcher just like my dad. The thought of having him there to practice with had my dad jumping for joy. While I loved the game and played with him all the time, I'd never be a Pirate. Believe me, If I could, I would.


You're probably wondering why James moving in would matter to me at all.

He'd never be around. He'd always be with his team. We'd never see each other.

James was three years and ten days older than me.

We'd spent hours and hours playing ball with our dads growing up.

Every time our families visited, we were together the entire time.

He was the one person that never judged me.

He was the one person that promised he'd always protect me and keep me safe.

He was my best friend, he just didn't know it.

There was something else he didn't know.

I'd had a crush on him since I was thirteen.

I would remember that moment forever, the moment that changed it all.

James kissed me. It wasn't a big kiss. It was just a tiny moment where his lips touched mine. It was my first kiss.

It meant nothing to him, and we never mentioned it again.

Something about that tiny moment changed my life.


One year, I told myself.

I could get through one more year with the most overprotective father in the world.

I could get through one year with James Reid living on the other side of my bedroom wall.


In one year I'd be off at college and free of all the Pirates. Nothing was going to get in my way.

Monday, September 12, 2016

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In Love with My Brother's Best Friend: Complete Box Set

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In Love with My Brother's Best Friend, Part 1






Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Playing Hardball, Part 5

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Lance took the news of my pregnancy much better than I thought he would. He was awesome and totally into the idea of being a dad. He'd even bought us a house and taken over my apartment. Everything our baby needed was bought. We were ready and still had a month to go. 

Don't get me wrong, we definitely had some ups and downs along the way. 

When I say ups and downs, I mean more like a roller coaster ride. 

Just when I thought things were getting back to normal, as normal as things ever were for us, something happened that changed everything. 

Our baby was in danger. 

Would everything be okay? 

Our little one had to be fine. 

My world was crashing down around me. 

There was only one person I wanted to be there with me through it all. 

It was the man I loved. Yep, I loved him. There was just no way I was going to let him find out. 

You see, I didn't deserve love. I didn't deserve a happily ever after. I just had to figure out how I was going to convince him of that.