Truce? is a small town enemies-to-lovers rom-com novella (~39k words).
When I was sixteen, I gave my heart to Elijah Monroe the first second I saw him. Too bad the jerk didn't want it. Probably for the best, since he's my step-brother. Despite the few moments of truce we have playing baseball, I’ll never be more than an annoyance to him. I couldn't get out Nowhere-ville, California—and away from Elijah—fast enough. When I left for college I vowed never to come back.
Six years later, I have my teaching credential and a mountain of student loan debt. A summer back at home is about as tempting as slitting my wrist and jumping into a shark tank. But, free rent and a guaranteed summer teaching job are the smart move.
Elijah may have grown into a scorchingly hot fireman and he’s still my nemesis.
It's three months. I can survive anything for three months. Can't say the same for Elijah. I may murder him. I daydream about wrapping my bare hands around that muscular neck. That'd wipe the smug smirk of his gorgeous face.