Just Exes by Charity Ferrell is part of the Blue Beech Series but can absolutely be read as a standalone.
Lauren and Gage haven’t seen each other in years, ever since Lauren broke Gabe’s heart without telling him why. Gage’s life from there has only gotten much more difficult. Once he’s back in Blue Beech, he doesn’t tell anyone what he’s been through. Lauren and Gage’s first encounter was not pleasant but since then it seems like she keeps running into him every time she turns around. Gage has promised to hate Lauren for the rest of his life but now that they spend so much time around each other, will he be able to keep that promise? Secrets come out finally and it’s up to Gage and Lauren to see if they can really give it another shot or not? Will they still be just exes?
I absolutely loved this book. Lauren is quick witted even when she’s hurting. She’s loyal which was so evident when reading the book. Gage couldn’t help his protective instincts toward Lauren which really showed how much he still loved her even when he was saying otherwise. When everything was revealed, I was shocked. I didn’t see those twists coming. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time though. This book has everything!
Reviewed by @angelfra6