Because of You is a Represent Publishing anthology about love, growth, and finding peace. This is a collection of four short stories by Ashlyn Drewek, D. Allyson Howlett, Danielle Merchant, and Chelsea Lauren.
"Spirits n' Chai" by D. Allyson Howlett
Raina, an introverted artist, is fine with how her life is. She’s safe, and she’s comfortable—sort of. Regardless, she’s making her own choices and living the life she wants to live; more than she could say nine months ago. But when Raina is thrown out of her comfort zone, haunted by a ghostly spirit in search of closure, Raina has to decide between stepping face first into her fears or remaining in the shadows forever.
"Wither" by Ashlyn Drewek
Working for literary sensation Gerulf Prince should have been a dream job for aspiring author Zane Beaumont. Six months, all-expenses paid, and one-on-one time with his favorite writer? It sounded too good to be true—because it was.
Still reeling from an accident that left him lame and disfigured, Gerulf Prince has struggled with his career, but that doesn’t mean he needs an assistant, let alone someone like Zane, hanging around all day. With a deadline approaching, Gerulf’s faced with a decision he never saw coming—break his contract and face a legal firestorm or submit his novel and lose his newfound muse forever.
"Fairytale Ending?" by Danielle Merchant
At 29, Courtney refuses to be single on Valentine’s Day. Last year, on that very holiday, she was dumped by a man she thought was the one. Almost a year later, she is tired of waiting for Mr. Right to fall into her lap, so she is taking matters into her own hands. Her solution: online dating to curate her perfect Valentine’s Day. This light-hearted love story is about letting go, being patient, and having faith in the Universe’s plan.
"All A-Boat You" by Chelsea Lauren
Evie had envisioned a different life for herself by the time she turned 30. But as the days creep closer to the big 3-0, she’s still a workaholic, single, and always the maid-of-honor, never the bride. Evie has one wish: a day dedicated to her on a sailboat with her best friends. Little does she know that while on the edge of a burnout is the day her entire luck changes. It starts with a tea latte and ends with the next chapter of her life.