A relationship-challenged actor unexpectedly finds love in the arms of his childhood best friend.
"Sexiest Man Alive" and Golden Globe winning actor Ethan Baker lights up the screen but fizzles in his personal life. When his latest girlfriend breaks up with him, Ethan turns to his one "forever" person - Jude Harrison. But as Ethan makes the familiar drive to his best friend's house, an unexpected detour and a bewildering passenger take him through places in time he'd long forgotten. Suddenly Ethan sees Jude's actions over the years from a different perspective, but it's his own reaction that's the biggest surprise.
It was a dark and stormy night. No, really, it was. And I was so fucking sick of dark and stormy nights. Other than a half day reprieve to attend the Golden Globes, I’d spent the previous three weeks on location in Seattle shooting night scenes, and I thought coming back home to LA would mean sunshine and blue skies. Yeah, okay, it was close to midnight, so that might not have been a realistic wish, but was it too much to hope for the rain to let up?
Less than a month in Seattle and I honestly thought if I never saw another cloudy, rainy sky it’d be too soon. I know I’m whining, but do you have any idea how much it rains in the Northwest? Continufuckingly. I grew up in the Palm Springs desert, and let me tell you, we say it’s a dry heat for good…
I have to admit this is probably now my favourite story by Cardeno C because for me it had all the vital elements fitting together in such a short story.
"Short, but sweet and really well done, this friends to lovers novella hit my sweet spot early on. ...John Solo does such a great job narrating both the male and female character voices of the story.... I loved when Ethan and Jude get together the story doesn’t fade to black immediately, but the reader/listener is given time to see the interaction between the characters and to get a better sense of their relationship and how well they work together....I wouldn’t change anything about the story, it was just what I was looking for right when I needed it: a perfectly charming, fluffy romance with a wonderful HEA."
I loved this little story! It was really short But packed a big punch! It was heartwarming. And had me feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside!
We need more love in the word and this was delightful.