Nat and Ben
She's the unlikeable heroine from his past.
Ben Nakamura never forgot spiky, beautiful Natalie Chen, who was the joy and plague of his last year at university. She may even have been the inspiration for the main character of his YA fantasy series. But the Nat who walks back into his life is less angry, less edgy–and just as vulnerable.
Can she be part of his future?
Nat returned to Vancouver to care for her dying mother, and now, after confronting the person she used to be, needs time to figure out who she wants to become. All the more reason for her to stay away from Ben, the boy she hurt so long ago. But Ben has grown in confidence, maturity, and in all the ways that make him irresistible.
Ben and Nat may have changed, but is it enough to keep them from breaking their hearts again?
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart is a novella of around 22,000 words. It has an HEA.
second chance romance; lovers reunited; writer MMC; writing life; unlikeable FMC; roommates; the end of journalism jobs/local media
anxiety; mental illness; addiction; grief; off-page death of a parent; difficult family relationships; on-page sex; alcohol use