When author Nicole Sobon shared Collide: Episode 1, readers fell in love with Gemma and Ben. He was the brother of her best friend. She secretly loved him from afar for a while but didn't dare dream he had feelings for her.
As the books came out, we saw their love deepen as crisis after crisis threatened it. Death, Depression, Family Squabbles...Things which we all can relate to.
Their love took shape over time and now they are facing marriage. But since drama is the name of the game... will Ben and Gemma make it down the aisle?
Stable relationships? Check.
Family drama? Check.
For the first time in what feels like forever, Gemma and Ben are in a good place. He’s got a good job, and she’s finally able to focus on writing that book she’s always wanted to write. Even better? They’re on their way to finally making it official as they begin to plan their nuptials.
Unfortunately, though, life is never without its complications and there will be plenty of bumps along the way to “I do.”
What’s a wedding without some family drama?
There were moments I questioned how the hell I’d gotten so lucky. Ben had always been the one thing I’d wanted, and for a bit, he had appeared to be unattainable. Then, against all odds, we bloomed into something more—something we’d both thought to be impossible for so long. Was he perfect? Hell no. The man snored like a chainsaw some nights, and he couldn’t cook worth a damn, but he underneath the once-ladies’ man, there’d always been a gentle giant. Now he just so happened to be my gentle giant.
Yeah, life was pretty dang great. Or as close to great as it would get.
I was beginning to realize things would never be entirely perfect. My anxiety would still flare up occasionally, and my grief would undoubtedly creep up out of nowhere every now and again. But for the time being, I was happy with how things had fallen into place.
“Understood,” I answered. “Now, if we could avoid wedding talk for the rest of the night? That’d be wonderful. Your sister’s already threatening to bring me a box of wedding magazines tomorrow, and I’m still trying to work myself up to handling that.”
“In that case, perhaps it’s about time you allow me to get you a ring, Ms. Michaels.”
I shook my head. “Nope, I told you, no ring. It’s bad enough I’m going to have to try not to lose my wedding ring when the time comes. You can’t possibly entrust an expensive engagement ring to me, and you darn well know it.”
“Well then, perhaps I should try and return this,” he said as he pulled a small black box out of his pocket. “I mean, I’m sure it’ll be difficult, as the ring was engraved and everything.”
About the Author:
Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!
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