She, Myself & I

By Whitney Gaskell

The Cassel sisters have little in universal along with a couple of wacky mom and dad and a maddening knack for eluding happily-ever-after endings. but if their lives require harm regulate, just a dose of sisterhood will do.

Paige, the oldest, is a go-getter divorce lawyer who’s reeling from her personal disastrously failed marriage–and the truth that her ex has by surprise come roaring out of the closet with a lovable boyfriend in tow. center sister Sophie is having difficulty adjusting to existence as a spouse and expectant mother. together with her doubts at the upward push together with her weight, she’s ogling each on hand baked good–and each to be had man–that crosses her direction. And up-and-coming scientific scholar Mickey has a racy new plan for her destiny that’s certain to surprise her whole relatives. It contains a dangerously good-looking, decidedly married chef…private cooking lessons…and highly spiced undies.

To most sensible all of it off, the oldsters who dragged them in the course of the Divorce from Hell years in the past are performing like young children in love…with one another! one after the other, Paige, Sophie, and Mickey are approximately to profit simply how strong it really is to have a sisterly shoulder–or two–to lean on.

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He smelled of sweat and olive oil, which most likely shouldn’t be attractive, yet someway was once. “I can comprehend no longer short of humans the following to grasp, you know—I think a similar way,” I lied. What i wished was once for Oliver to tug me to him, simply as he used to be doing now, and kiss me in entrance of Sarah, in order that she’d cease leaving the additional button on her blouse undone to flaunt her cleavage. “But you don’t need to be suggest to me, both. Can’t you simply deal with me like everybody else? ” I endured. “Absolutely not,” Oliver acknowledged, giggling down at me. after which he kissed me, and that i forgot all approximately being mad. while I walked into my condo and flipped at the lighting fixtures at 2 a. m. , i used to be so drained, I didn’t discover the bulging tote bag leaning opposed to the wall within the brief entrance lobby, nor the carton of ice cream sitting at the kitchen counter, slowly melting into butter pecan soup. I’d walked all of the means into the lounge, carelessly flipping on lighting, distracted by means of concepts of Oliver and our lovemaking, and thinking about if his excuse for shedding me off again domestic instead of inviting me to spend the evening at his apartment—“I have to wake up early to visit the produce industry, and I’ll sleep larger if I’m alone”—was relatively as lame because it sounded, sooner than i spotted the pregnant girl slumbering at the couch. “Oh, expensive God,” I stated, beginning violently. Paige groaned, opened one eye, after which heaved herself up right into a sitting place. in the back of her the tv glowed silently. “What are you observing? Is that the house procuring community? ” “Where have you ever been? ” she requested. “What time is it? have you ever been having intercourse? ” “What? No. how will you inform? ” “Your hair’s all tousled. ” “Oh. No. That’s simply from paintings. yet wait, what are you doing the following, and why are you napping at the sofa? ” I requested. “Zack and that i bought right into a struggle, and that i left,” she stated in short. “You left him? ” “I left the home. I’m uncertain approximately him but. ” “Do you need to speak about it? ” “Not really,” Paige stated, yawning. “I’m past drained. ” “Okay, yet pass sleep on your mattress, I’ll take the couch,” I stated. “Are you certain? ” she requested. “Yeah, I’m now not approximately to deprive a pregnant girl of her mattress, for God’s sake,” I stated. “I’ll simply seize a bath after which sleep out the following. ” “When was once the final time you replaced the sheets? ” Paige requested. “Uh, never,” I stated. “Gross, Mick. I’ll get a clean set out of the linen closet,” she acknowledged. “You have a linen closet? That sounds so . . . grown-up,” I stated. “Sweetie, i'm a grown-up. need to know anything even scarier? you're, too,” Paige acknowledged. She stood up, stretching her hands and yawning loudly. “Shut up, i'm not,” I stated. “Not just a grown-up, yet a soon-to-be doctor,” Paige acknowledged, smiling and ruffling my hair as she glided by as a way to her bed room. “Yeah. How ’bout that,” I stated weakly. “Here, I’ll assist you make up the mattress. the place is that this linen closet you converse of? ” bankruptcy Thirty-seven “I’m some distance too previous and pregnant to be a bridesmaid,” Paige complained as she and that i walked into the tacky bridal boutique, fortunately Ever After. The subject matter was once carried through the shop, from the grotesquely ornate crystal chandeliers to the liberal use of the colour red to the over-the-top swaths of rose velvet drapes.

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