*** This novella was originally published as a part of the Passion in Portland Anthology. It is a short novella of 9,300 words. ***
Lon Whitlock and Allyea Taff have been best friends since the day they crashed into each other while moving into in the old brick apartment building in downtown Portland. Allyea is a friend unlike any other he’s had. First of all, she’s a girl, and that’s never happened, most women are unable to resist his good looks and charm. Second, she’s more like one of the guys, working as the best wing man he’s ever had; someone he can just hang with and be himself.
From day one Allyea saw right through Lon’s prince charming act. That boy had player written all over him. Lucky for her he turned out to be a great friend. They were two peas in a pod, which was probably the reason she had trouble keeping a boyfriend. It was hard for men to understand their friendship.
When Lon’s brother comes for a visits and manages to catch Allyea eye, Lon is caught off guard by feelings of jealousy, forcing him to consider their friendship in another light. After a declaration from Lon that he wants to take their friendship to the next level, there’s no going back to the easy friendship they had. Faced with the possibility of not only losing her best friend, but her heart, Allyea has a big decision to make.