River defines motherhood and femininity in this series of short stories.
"As a little girl, I would watch from under the kitchen table, mixed feelings in my little girl tummy when my mom would bring men home to sit on the back porch and drink with. I wanted my mom to be happy, wanted a father, but worried about the change. I don't want my own daughter to ever feel that confusion..."
Second in the A Story of My Life series
Taylor invites River to a bar to watch his band play. But bars have never really been her scene. Warming up with Taylor in the hotel down the street might be a better plan.
I’d always seen her, even when I pretended not to. It shouldn’t have come to this. Now there’s nothing I can do to get her out of my head. I’m consumed by her. I want her, but at the same time, I’m not sure a relationship is the right thing to do.
I’ve spent my whole life fighting to keep my life in order. I can’t lose focus. Not today. Not with him—my best friend’s brother. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t forget about him. The question is if I let him get too close, will I lose everything, including my one opportunity for true love?