My name is Paige Masterson. I turned 21 three days ago. I graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston two days ago. Today, I'm attending my parents wake. I'm supposed to be in the happiest time of my life but all I want to do is crawl into a ball until I can't cry anymore.
Jim, Paige's dad's best friend and co-owner of Masterson and Smith Law Offices, sets her up with the money her parents left her from their will and she leaves her hometown of South Boston, Massachusetts for an adventure across country. She ends up in Loveland, Colorado and she finds a home and a great rental space to open up her photo studio 'Captured Time'. She finds great friends in Cece and Hayden who co-own the quaint coffee pastry shop next door called 'Sweet Beans'.
The last thing Paige is looking for is a relationship. She needs to pick up her broken heart and put it back together before she moves on. Until Ronan James walks into 'Sweet Beans' one day and she can't even form the words to talk to him.
Ronan James is the new second string quarterback for the Denver Broncos and has been drafted this year. He walks into the coffee shop with his best friend Colton and he can't take his eyes off of the dark haired beauty.
After Paige's heartbreaking Parent's death, lies and betrayal from men in the past and present, will Paige push Ronan's advances away, or will she let him fix her broken heart to find love and can he keep heart from falling in pieces once again?
Colton’s holding me tight as we slow dance. He tilts my head up and lowers his lips to mine. I’m lost to him. Holding me close, his kisses are soft, slow and he’s exploring my lips, wanting more. I’m melting into him and easing into the kiss. No wait. He’s a friend, I can’t do this. I push away and run out into the night hearing him calling after me.
What did I just do?
One minute I’m celebrating my best girlfriend Paige’s wedding and the next, I’m kissing Colton. Him and I are best friends and tell each other almost everything. We cuddle and watch movies. We go out for dinners. We sleep together, but no sex. We just can’t.
I’ve been shattered in the past. I’m better now but my heart is still healing. I’m not looking for another relationship. But I know Colton likes me more than a friend. I haven’t told him my secret and that’s the reason I can’t love another man right now. Can I go there again? Love Colton and risk my heart? Can I trust him to not shatter me?
My heart is saying kiss her, kiss her while my brain is saying just be friends and wait for her to be ready. My heart is winning.
I pull her closer and lower my lips to hers. I tease her lips to see what she’ll do and she kisses me back. I deepen the kiss but I feel her pull away from me then she bolts out the door. I call her name but she runs faster.
What did I just do?
I’ve just ruined our friendship by pushing her. I know she’s been through something in the past that makes her scared to open up to me. I’m a player. I get around with the ladies. I’m this way because of someone in my past. I’ve put up walls around my heart to prevent myself from getting hurt again. I’m a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. But when I’m with Betsey Ann, she’s a love ‘em and keep ‘em kind of girl. I don’t want just another woman screaming my name in bed. I only want one woman in my bed for the rest of my life. I want more, so much more. Can I piece her shattered heart back together again and make her love me?
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It's been a few months since Hayden smashed his car after a night of heavy drinking and his brain is stuck inside of himself, in a coma. He poured out his soul to Cece that night at Betsey Ann and Colton's wedding. He opened up on how much he loves her. He wants to be in a relationship with her but she doesn't feel that towards Hayden.
Cece's afraid she's going to lose him. She whispers in his ear, "Hayden, I need you to open up your eyes for me and talk to me. I need to know that you're okay. I want to go home with you."
When Hayden finally wakes up, he's very angry at her. He yells at her to get out of his hospital room. He's never yelled at her before. They've been best friends since the second grade. He throws some nasty words at Cece to hurt her like she hurt him those months before.
Hayden feels betrayed by Cece after he tells her he loves her and is extremely angry at her and can't get over the anger aimed at her. After a one-night stand, hurting Cece verbally and throwing his anger around at her, he finally realizes that he still loves her and misses her and their lost relationship. He thinks up a plan to win her back with the help of his friends.
Cece misses Hayden after he's pushed her away and she realizes that she truly loves him. But with his anger, she's afraid to talk to him. With Hayden and his broken bones, aching body and no best friend. He's lost the only woman he loves. The only woman he wants. She's his whole world.
Paige, Ronan, Colton and Betsey Ann all try to help Cece and Hayden make their way back to each other with a little help from Joelle as well.
Can Hayden over-come this anger and become friends again with Cece or is there no going back to what they once were? When Cece realizes her love for Hayden has changed, is she willing to allow Hayden in again? Will their love grow into more than friendship?
In the ultimate betrayal from Hayden, he rips Cece's world apart as her love for him increases. Can Hayden make up for all of the emotional torment he's thrown at Cece and will a future baby out of that betrayal push her away for good?
Will they finally love each other the way they were meant to?
Will they find their Forever, Always?