Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.
In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.
Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.
Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.
Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.
Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.
My heart. My emotions. The feels. This was my first Mary Elizabeth book and boy; did she take me on a wild ride.
What happens when two people are so damaged and wrecked, they can actually be toxic to each other? They decide to be friends only. But can two people so connected to each other truly be just friends? So, begins the journey for Gabriella Mason and Teller Reddy.
Teller and Ella have such a strong relationship. They need each other. But there is so much push and pull between them. Fearing what they could be, they deny what they feel and instead spend years dancing around each other.
The story spans seven years between them and we get both point of views, past and present. We are able to see what brought them to this point. The chemistry between them is uncontrollable at times. They love each other, but fight it constantly.
This was not your typical love story. Their relationship, as friends and as more, was not always a good one. The second book cannot come fast enough. That ending. These characters are the kind you love to hate and hate to love. They call to you and that is what makes their story stand out. They are not perfect, they are a bit crazy and full of passion, but you need to know what happens next.