Lorelei “Lola” Castle and Oliver Lore got married in Las Vegas, as did their friends Ansel and Mia and Finn and Harlow. While their friends were busy getting physical all over their hotel suites, Lola and Oliver walked for hours along the strip talking, not even holding hands. By the time Lola plucked up the courage to ask if they should get their own hotel room, Oliver had concluded that Lola wasn’t a one night stand kind of a girl, and rejected the offer as kindly as possible. They got an annullment, then became the very best of friends, as Oliver opened a comic book shop in San Diego just as Lola’s first comic book “Razor Fish” hit the market and became a huge success.
With the other two drunken impulse marriages having become a very real thing and their friends a tight-knit group, it’s obvious to absolutely everyone, including Oliver’s employee not-Joe (I’m assuming his real name will be revealed at some point) that Oliver and Lola are absolutely gaga for one another. When Lola’s bestselling comic book is optioned for a three part megabudget action franchise and Oliver is the first person she tells, not one of the two women she’s known since primary school, she starts to realise that he’s become a bit more than just her best bud.
Lola’s terrified that her wierd obsessive working habits are going to be off putting to Oliver, as it has been to guys she’s dated in the past. Her mother left Lola and her father after Lola’s dad came back from Afghanistan with PTSD, which has left Lola with some pretty deep-seated abandoment issues. As long as Oliver is firmly in the friend category, she won’t have to be so worried about losing him.
Oliver, of course, has no intention of going anywhere at all. Having spent months patiently and calmly observing Lola in all aspects of her life, he knows her every habit and is mad about her anyway. All he wants is a chance to take care of her and love her the way she deserves. He’s not about to let her handle smarmy Hollywood writers and executives on her own. While he’s worried about their friendship changing, he also can’t keep his feelings secret any longer.
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