Denise Webster has never been known to make good decisions, so when her fiancè fails to show up for their wedding, she is sure it is a sign to change her ways. Broke, distraught and heartbroken, Denise has no choice but to move back to her childhood home with her eccentric mother and stepfather. Hell bent on avoiding as much human contact as possible the only person who seems to get her is her childhood best friend, Mateo Ramiro. Denise knows she'll never let anyone into her heart ever again but one thing she doesn't know is that Mateo has no intention of letting her go again. * * * Written for the Open Novella Contest 2020.