Just Missed You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
What if the person you were meant to be with was always a step behind you? If you led separate lives, and left it up to fate, would they be more or less likely to entangle? Alanis and Arian are about to find out as they embark on a love affair tested continuously by obstacles and serendipity. What will it take for their parallel lines to intercept?
~This is a PG-15 novel~

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Submitted: March 04, 2014

What if the person you were meant to be with was always a step behind you? If you led separate lives, and left it up to fate, would they be more or less likely to entangle? Alanis and Arian are about to find out as they embark on a love affair tested continuously by obstacles and serendipity. What will it take for their parallel lines to intercept?
~This is a PG-15 novel~ Read Chapter

Chapter 1

Submitted: March 09, 2014

Chapter 1 “Buy you a drink?” The man asked, and because the woman had been through hell this weekend, because her neck ached and ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: March 14, 2014

Chapter 2 An alarm went off, waking up the couple wrapped in sheets. Alanis opened her eyes first, then clapped a hand over her mouth... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: March 18, 2014

Chapter 3 There was scuffling at the apartment door the second Alanis stuck her key in. She laughed as her Shiba Inu jumped at her wi... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: March 23, 2014

Chapter 4 “Gomez, you conniving bastard! “…And for someone who spends his time digging up clues about other people, he sure lef... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: March 27, 2014

Chapter 5 Arian settled back comfortably into the booth cushions, holding his beer out to clink against Michael’s. They went to the... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: April 02, 2014

Chapter 6 Slipping on her navy blue pumps, Alanis smoothed down her cream dress and shrugged a matching navy blue blazer on over it. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: April 09, 2014

Chapter 7 He called her again as he waited for his train that evening. And he vowed not to tell Michael. Not even the exciting new ar... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: April 14, 2014

Chapter 8 “Gosh, this is the worst game of phone tag I’ve ever played! [Laughs] Friday is bad for me! I’m so sorry Arian. Satur... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: April 20, 2014

Chapter 9 Alanis had just stepped out of the shower when her phone rang. Hastily wrapping herself with a towel, she hurried to answer... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: April 25, 2014

Chapter 10 Arian stared down at the text that would have completely crushed him, if not for the phone call he’d just received from ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: April 30, 2014

Chapter 11 “They’ve been doing that all morning,” Dasha snapped to Alanis after just two hours in the office. Alanis knew w... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: May 05, 2014

Chapter 12 Alanis still didn’t know what had possessed her to do it. She had decided to clear out her voicemail that morning, as it... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: May 12, 2014

Chapter 13 “Is it just me, or have we done all this completely backwards?” Alanis said into her phone. Arian had called her r... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: May 18, 2014

Chapter 14 On Friday Alanis found herself sifting through her boss’ recent proposal rather tediously when Frederick called her at h... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: May 25, 2014

Chapter 15 Alanis could admit to herself that she was nervous as she stood at the bar with Dasha, Ruthy and Ellis. She carefully chos... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: June 03, 2014

Chapter 16 “You’re turning me into an alcoholic,” Alanis said with a hiccup from where she sat on the couch with her glass of w... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: June 10, 2014

Chapter 17 Arian awoke to a pleasant weight on his chest, and warmth beneath his waist. Alanis’ hair was tickling his nose. His han... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: June 16, 2014

Chapter 18 “Aldore’s talentless woman falls short of Marilyn Crenshaw” A week ago the city was stunned by the appearance of... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: June 21, 2014

Chapter 19 “Miss Riley, you know how I said I could last a couple hours without you? That might have been a slight exaggeration.”... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: June 29, 2014

Chapter 20 The newspaper was filled with yellow highlighted circles by the time Arian was through. He had made dozens of phone calls ... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: July 05, 2014

Chapter 21 Snow threatened to fall from the sky as Alanis entered her work building. It was pretty cold out, but her tope sweater dre... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: July 11, 2014

Chapter 22 Ruthy sat hesitantly on Alanis’ bed as she watched her friend get ready for drinks with Frederick. “Are you sure y... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: July 18, 2014

Chapter 23 “Yes ma, I know it’s Fabian’s next home game…Of course I’m going to be there…The new job is fine, though they ... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: July 26, 2014

Chapter 24 When Samantha Edmunds pulled up outside of Arian’s apartment in a white limo, he was already waiting just inside the doo... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: August 01, 2014

Chapter 25 Alanis kept it together all through the limo ride with Frederick; she’d told him she wasn’t feeling well and asked if ... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: August 09, 2014

Chapter 26 “I’ve missed you, you know.” Arian’s mom said, surprising her son. They were sitting together in the bleachers... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: August 16, 2014

Chapter 27 Alanis had left work a little early after securing Arian’s address online – the perks of dating her boss. She caught a... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: August 23, 2014

Chapter 28 “Sab, slow down. What do you mean Alanis was at the house?” “I mean I came home from school and she and mom were... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: September 01, 2014

Chapter 29 The holidays passed with shocking quickness for Alanis, despite being home with her parents. She bought the plane ticket a... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: September 10, 2014

Chapter 30 Arian was finally able to get to Wrenburg nearly two weeks after he’d last seen Tess. He sat beside Sabrina in the bleac... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Submitted: September 17, 2014

Chapter 31 Alanis stared at her phone as if was an alien. She’d held it in her hand as it began to ring and the name that flashed a... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Submitted: September 24, 2014

Chapter 32 “It was just so weird! You have to admit it was strange,” Ruthy argued as she, Dasha and Alanis sat around their spo... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Submitted: October 02, 2014

­Chapter 33 She didn’t want to admit that she was playing for him, but in her heart she knew she was. She didn’t know why, didn... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Submitted: October 08, 2014

­Chapter 34 It had been lovemaking she had never known. Sensual and mutual, when she woke her body was still humming from where it w... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Submitted: October 16, 2014

Chapter 35 Alanis sat patiently at her desk the next day, listening to Sadie explain what was to be done during the book signing on ... Read Chapter

Chapter 36

Submitted: October 27, 2014

Chapter 36 It was such a beautiful day out that Arian almost couldn’t believe it was still winter. He entered the old bar he used t... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 01, 2014

Epilogue *9 months later* “Arian don’t forget, first game of the season is next Thursday!” Arian made his way down the ... Read Chapter