When artist Nate Wilson falls in love, he falls hard. The problem is, he's only been in love once, and the girl of his affections is his best friend, Emi Hennigan. In high school, the two bonded over painful breakups, and swore off a relationship to save their friendship. Thirteen years later, Nate has had more than his share of emotionally-unfulfilling, sexual relationships with beautiful women to distract himself from his true romantic feelings. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity takes Nate away from his friend and his comfortable lifestyle, he is forced to reflect on the distinct void that Emi's absence leaves in his life. To Nate's surprise, Emi has a similar experience; but as the friends embark upon their journey toward happiness together, destiny reveals other plans for Emi. This is the first of three books in the Emi Lost & Found series.
Emi Hennigan has been in love with Nate Wilson ever since high school. In those thirteen years, she has watched him date girl after girl – and with each new relationship she feels a tiny piece of her heart break. Nate is making a name for himself in the NYC artist community and his first real break takes him away from her right after one of their infamous fights. Emi can’t believe that Nate can just walk away from their friendship and she knows that she can’t live the rest of her life without him.
“One transcendent kiss
That later makes lovers take
Soft breaths, holding hands”
“I consider my life without her. There is no color in that world. No beauty. No life at all. I’m an artist, I’m supposed to have color and beauty. My life is altered, worse, without those things. I know this isn’t my destiny, my fate. She is. She must be.”