In this introduction of characters, Connie Butler is a lonely 36-year-old divorcee living in a duplex with her young son Charlie. She lives next to four young college woman who, let’s just say have a bit of a wild side. Little do they all know they’re all about to receive one of life’s greatest lessons when the two worlds collide and new friends are made.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always struggled with the feeling of not quite fitting in. I always felt as if I were different from those around me. Different in a way that no one wanted to be around me because of it. I am most certain that is why I decided to work from home as an editor.
Though I was friendly with everyone, making friends wasn’t as easy as some would have led me to believe. But because I struggled to find mutuality with my peers, I learned to observe everything. I learned how a mere whisper across the hall could destroy your innocence or how one sideways glance could mean more than words could ever teach.
At the time, I couldn’t put it into words but I knew I was different. I knew my life wasn’t going to be like everyone else’s. And at some point, I became ok with that. I became ok with the fact that boys didn’t like me and girls didn’t want to be my friend. Even though I was such a good friend.
When I was twenty-four I met my ex-husband Ian. We got married after six months of dating and had our son Charlie two years later. I believed he was my soulmate. But as it turns out, Ian had been sleeping with his secretary for the last three years of our marriage and now here I am broke, divorced, alone, and living in a one-bedroom duplex with our son.