Dependable. Steadfast. Independent. Boring. Fake, all great adjectives to describe me. Allow me to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Beth. I’m a 26-year-old oncology nurse from London. I was born to a family of career underachievers, who raised me to believe I would never amount to anything.... show more
Dependable. Steadfast. Independent. Boring. Fake, all great adjectives to describe me. Allow me to introduce myself.
Hi, my name is Beth. I’m a 26-year-old oncology nurse from London. I was born to a family of career underachievers, who raised me to believe I would never amount to anything. Against all odds, I did make something of myself. I have a career that I love, a best friend who means everything to me, and a home that I’m proud of.
My whole life has been a constant battle, leaving me scarred and absolutely determined to keep people at arms-length, to never allow anyone to get close enough to hurt me again. Immersing myself in my job has been a great way to avoid life. I’ve been emotionally numb for as long as I can remember. I don’t want love, and I certainly don't need it, I’m walking through life, one safe step at a time, happily closed off to everyone aside from Grady.
I cover myself in colour to camouflage the beige. On the outside, I’m the girl you don’t take home to mother. My camouflage worked well, until him.
My whole world spirals out of control, when my best friend and roommate, Grady, whisks me away on a chance trip to the emerald isle, where I meet a guy who doesn’t terrify me. Overnight, my entire existence changes profoundly, making me question everything. Now, my once magnolia-tinted view has exploded to life, in a cacophony of colour and light, opening me up to a world of new experiences. Yesterday I was comfortably numb, a Nothing Girl, today I’m alive. But what happens when you start to feel things. When you let people in?
One party, one hello, one ride, and I’m his.
Can she learn to accept the happiness he’s offering? Or is she destined to always remain a Nothing Girl?