After William spirals downward, will his oldest friend still be there when he comes up for air?
In 1995, twenty-year-old William Quinn’s quest for reprieve after a painful breakup reunites him with Serafima “Haze” Temkina, a tattoo artist with an opaque background who’s twice played a pivotal role in his life. Although their friendship and blooming intimacy promise a foothold, traumatic memories and perilous temptations threaten to bury him beneath their weight. Soon, William is losing his already-tenuous grip on himself, his mental health, and everything he values. But when he finally resurfaces, his oldest friend Haze is waiting – and this time, she bears a bombshell about William’s past that could clear the way to his future.
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"I LOVED this book for the characters, the life lessons and family struggles I could relate to, and especially because all of the characters are well developed and just 'real.'"
"Jenna’s writing is quirky, fun, heart-wrenching, and provoking. All. At. Once. I’ve no earthly idea how she does it... I’m sure I’ll read it at least another several times... Five unrepentant stars!"
"...[A] beautifully written journey of rising above."
Julia Dunphy’s husband just left her for the second time, her thirteen-year-old won’t stop swearing in public, and to top it all off, her four-year-old just asked to buy condoms. Needless to say, this isn’t how she expected her life to pan out. Then Julia's new work in an aquarium shop washes up old memories of a whale watching business she once imagined - and of William Quinn, the man she imagined it with. When she learns that William has made a success of their ideas, she wonders if it's too late to finally make a success of their relationship. But Julia's already blown her first two chances at happiness with William, so a third one seems like wishful thinking. Then she uses her prowess as a paralegal to save William's business, and when he shows up to thank her, she dares to wonder - is another chance with him possible, after all?
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"The author writes with humor and gusto, capturing her characters' big personalities and prickly dynamics ... A flavorful novel about second (and third) chances at love."
"Regardless of whether it was her first or her tenth published novel, and it was her first, the crafty minx calling herself Jenna Miles has blown me away... I was ensnared, nettled, and captivated... I couldn’t bear to put this one down."
"My emotions were all over the place but couldn't help to pick it up every night to see what was coming next."
"I was interrupted for about an hour with 45 pages left. And all I thought about was how it would end during that time."
"I needed a fun, light read and this was perfect!! I'm a CoHo fan, so this one gave me those vibes for sure!!!!"
"This book has laughs, angst, drama, soul-mates, and a happy for now (with an upcoming HEA!)."