Up by Five is a story about transitions. Erin Nicholas has written a story about having to deal with changes in people, relationships and life in general. Gabby and Connor are friends and co-workers who have seen each other at some of the worst and best of times. Neither thought of becoming more. In the blink of an eye all that changes. A beautifully written story that explores the metamorphosis of the relationship between people with control and trust issues, especially when matters of the heart are involved. Each has to decide if becoming more is worth it. Life happens. Things change. Change is inevitable. Some things are just beyond our control.
He’s got the last thing he ever wanted…and it’s the best thing that ever happened.
Ace paramedic Conner Dixon has sworn to never live with another woman after raising his four younger sisters. Now that they’re all in love, Conner’s ready to retire—from worrying, fixing problems, and cleaning up messes. Yet when fellow paramedic Gabrielle Evans’s apartment burns down and she needs a place to stay, he can’t say no.
Gabby’s penchant for poker and her ability to overhaul a transmission definitely make her different from Conner’s usual women—not to mention a total lack of interest in getting involved with him. With her sights set on medical school, Conner’s crazy mix of family and friends is the last thing Gabby needs right now.
But within forty-eight hours of moving in, Gabby’s up to her eyeballs in a family crisis and Conner’s got the last thing he wanted—a girl and all her stuff, all over his stuff. Still, the more she makes herself at home, the more he thinks that maybe this is exactly where her stuff should be. For good.
Warning: Contains a girl who thinks she wants to be just one of the guys, a guy who happily proves why that won’t work, and a very good reason to buy cinnamon roll icing—you know, other than for use on cinnamon rolls.