Alexandra “Alex” Miller and her best friends are more like sisters. They live by the code that a good girlfriend will stick by you and be honest with you not matter what.
They’ve been friends over twenty years and have seen each other through marriage, divorce, broken engagement, death and other minor crisis. But it’s the secrets they’ve failed to trust each other with. Each of them is holding on to a secret they believe could destroy not only their reputation, but their friendship as well.
Alex and her best friends, Chloe, Taylor, Kendell and Dionne all long for one thing, a happy ending. As they’ve gotten older, they’ve discovered, not everyone gets the fairytale happy ending they want, but the reality life has orchestrated for them.
I couldn’t move. That was the most uncomfortable experience I’ve ever had, much worse than my first pelvic exam. In fact, right about now, those stirrups are looking pretty good, because that would distract me from all the memories that brief encounter resurrected. It’s been over twenty years and he still makes my stomach jump.
“Who was that man?” Bas asked.
I couldn’t dance around his question like I did last night. “Uhm...did I ever tell you how I got the money to start my business?”
“Does it have anything to do with the couple we just met?”
“It has everything to do with them.” I took a deep breath and continued. “My girlfriends know about Jonathan, but only a handful of people know about Terrence.”
“Come on, let’s sit down.” He guided me back to the club chairs, we sat down and I stared out the window.
“I spent the summer before my junior year and my junior year of college working at Motif Magazine in Paris. The short version, Terrence and I met at the Louvre. We were both trying to see the Mona Lisa. Unfortunately, so was everyone else. Instead, we spent the afternoon exploring the museum and by closing time, we were in love. He was in Paris working for his father’s company.”
“That’s your ex?”
“Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to be married and no one know?” He looked perplexed. “Let me answer it for you. Yes.”
“Towards the end of summer we were hooked at the hip. We spent all of our free time together. Instead of going home for the holidays, I stayed in Paris and spent them with Terrence. Spring came and the air was filled with love. He proposed and two weeks after Valentine’s Day we got married. When his parents found out, they came over and yanked him out of our apartment. The last time I saw him was that morning.”
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Character Interview with ALEX MILLER From WHAT MY FRIENDS DON’T KNOW
What are you keeping a secret?
What secret am I keeping? It’s ironic you ask that question. I’ll answer your question with a question. Do you think it’s possible to have been married and no one, not even your best friends know?
What are you lying to yourself about? To others?
I wouldn’t say I’m lying to myself. I’m just not ready to confront my past. I’m not so much lying to my friends, but more like not disclosing some things.
Is there anyone in your life that you are attracted to?
I’m ashamed to say that not only am I attracted to my cousin’s ex-boyfriend, I think I'm falling in love with him. It’s completely against the girl code, but I couldn’t help myself…he’s everything I wanted. An he’s gorgeous.
What scares you about this person?
He makes me step out of my comfort zone and I like it. Not to mention the attraction I feel towards him. It’s like I’m a passion prisoner.
What do you think he/she can do for you that no one else can?
He can love me unlike any other man.
What does this person know about you that no one else does?
This man, knows the details of my secret.
What are your goals in life?
To be happy. I know it sounds shallow, but I’ve been grieving for so long, that it feels good to finally laugh.
What are you most afraid of?
I’m afraid of my friends finding out my secret.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
I wish I have another day with my son.
What are you especially proud of in your life?
I’m especially proud, that I didn’t let my ex-in-laws break me.
I am a single Christian woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. Not all women who write Christian fiction will admit to that.
The subjects I write about are considered taboo in Christian fiction. If you want to read about Christians dealing with unrequited love, apprehension to give love another chance, arranged marriages, physical attraction, divorce, annulment, controlling their urges, infidelity, abortion, dating younger men, being a single mother, slipping up and sleeping with your estranged ex, standing up for yourself, being honest about not liking your in-laws, still being attracted to your ex, battling postpartum depression, having challenges in your walk with Christ or if you aren't too proud to admit you sometimes get angry and yell at God, then you're in the right place.
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