Owen’s best friend was Gabby, Gabby worked as an administrative assistant at a local community college but she was also an artist. Gabby had the apartment next to Owen. Owen worked at home in a tech job. Gabby had an easy going personality and was usually happy. Gabby had been asked to do a five piece show o0n New Years Eve at the Carter Klein Gallery and that was a big thing for Gabby and helping her to get her career as an artist going. Owen had met Gabby a couple of years ago when they had both come for an apartment in the building they now lived in at that time Owen had been with perfect Vanessa his dream girl. Gabby and Owen had gotten close when Vanessa was no longer in Owen’s life. Owen hates messes and clutter and Christmas. Owen’s mom was Beth, his father was Leo his sister was Ophelia or Lia and his aunt was Patty who was seventy and now going through a divorce after four decades of marriage. All Owens family were coming to his apartment for Christmas all because Owen had lied to his mom and told her he had found the one the love of his life as he hated all the noise and strangers his parents had over on the last two Christmases he went home. Now Owens family was coming to meet the girl he loved. Gabby said Owen was the King of clean and Master of Order and laughed heartily at the thought of Owen sharing his apartment with his family. Then Owen asked Gabby to act like she was the girl and they were in love as she did know him better than anyone. Owen knew Gabby hated to kie and he had tried to tell his mother the truth but then she went on about maybe his Aunt Patty would enjoy Christmas after all. Owen knew Gabby loved his apartment and said after his family left again she could have it and Owen would move into hers if Gabby would do this for him. Gabby actually loved Owen as a man and not just as her best friend but kept all those feeling buried inside of her. Gabby loved Christmas but more often than not it reminded her she was alone, her parents had died twelve years ago by a drunk driver and she was an only child and Gabby blamed herself for their deaths. Gabby knew she was the opposite of beautiful perfect Vanessa.
I absolutely loved this story. It had a great plot and was written well. At times I laughed while reading this book and at times I choked up a tribute to the author. I felt like i was there. I loved Owen’s family and was sad to see how he disappointed them with his lie but they forgave as they had unconditional love for him. I also loved Gabby and how she would do anything for Owen even lie and she always defended him I just loved her personality even when she was sad everyone else came first. I liked Owen a lot even though he didn’t see things right before his eyes for a long time and he did lie .i read this story at one sitting so wasn’t long but had everything the story needed. The story quiet simply thoroughly enjoyable as far as I am concerned. So I definitely loved the characters and how they all interacted and I also loved the ins and outs of the story and I highly recommend