Accidentally macing a coworker in the Boston Commons is not how Emilie Hunt intended on making friends. It’s taken her years to get where she is today— starting over in a city that doesn’t haunt her with memories, and returning to her beloved career as a nurse.
After a decade and a half dedicating his life to his surgical career, Colin Abernan is struggling with his newly reduced work hours, especially after his father’s unexpected death. Having already lost his mother to cancer at thirteen, he’s unimaginably hollow now that he’s utterly alone.
Colin has too much time to think about his grief, and the pulling connection he shares with his colleague, although she’s emotionally off limits. When a simple touch in the hospital corridor holds the potential to change their relationship, Emilie doubts she can open her heart again— even to a man who fixes them for a living.
Returning to Me
Elaine Ritter is a physical therapist who’s perfected the art of pretending all is well, even when it isn’t. Two years ago her life changed in an instant when the person she relied on the most, her older sister, died suddenly. That was the day she transformed from fun-loving aunt to insecure mother of her two-year-old nephew. Since then, Elaine’s built a life that is orderly and predictable with her son at the epicenter.
When Elaine meets flirtatious photojournalist, Brent, she begins to wonder if she can be the mother her son needs and also the independent woman she misses. With his charm chipping away at her exterior, she lets her guard down a little, but keeps the traumatic details from her childhood a secret. Being more open, she finds her tentative friendship with play-date partner and fellow single parent, Nate, also deepening.
Elaine is caught between both men when a ghost from her past resurfaces asking about her sister. With her carefully constructed life falling to pieces, she questions the futility of being vulnerable when the walls she’s created are looking very comfortable. Protecting her family is more important than ever, but is it worth her own chance at happiness?
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As her daughter starts the next chapter in her life, Robin realizes it is time to start hers. A story of mother-daughter relationships, new beginnings, and evaluating what you will take with you when everything changes.