Excerpt from TANGLED WITH THE TWINS
“Hey! We are not tramps. We are in an unconventional relationship with the same man. He loves us, and we love him.”
“Jessa, shut up,” Becca begs me.
“Of course, he loves you. The man gets to have his cake and eat it too,” Father barks back at both of us.
This situation should have never happened. Because of Jeremy’s text earlier in the day, I knew both he and my sister would be home. I should have made up some excuse to go out to eat dinner, but instead, I continued the trek back to my apartment with my parents following me. What in the hell was I thinking?
What I do know is that I’ve had this indescribable feeling nagging at me for a while now. I didn’t lie when I said I love Jeremy, but I don’t think I’m in love with him. If I were, I wouldn’t want to share him, not even with my sister. Now Becca, on the other hand, is in love with him and I don’t know why she hasn’t spoken up. Part of me wishes that she would because maybe then I wouldn’t be the bad guy. It’s time that our crazy relationship comes to an end, but I don’t want to hurt Jeremy. Maybe that’s why I brought our parents here. I’m not ready to break his heart.
“Look, we get that this isn’t the norm for you guys and that you don’t understand. We aren’t purposely trying to drive you both to an early grave. This arrangement started a long time ago, and it was easier to keep it a secret. Jeremy is kind, loving, and respectful. He’s not a bad man because he’s in a relationship with two girls at the same time. We entered into this relationship willingly,” Becca’s voice brings me back to the conversation.
“Yeah, what she said.” I’m not sure I heard it all, but knowing my sister, she’s probably trying to rationalize our situation to our parents.
“This isn’t God’s way. One man, one woman,” Dad snaps out.
“Excuse me, but this is the twenty-first century. It can be same-sex relationships, Dad.” My annoyed tone cannot be mistaken for anything else.
“Dammit, Jessa. This relationship is not acceptable and ends tonight. We are still your parents, and you will respect us. Do you both understand me?” our father demands.
All I can do is laugh. Dad’s delusional if he believes we’re going to bend to his will. Becca may want to, but I won’t let her. Our parents no longer hold that power over our heads. We’re adults. They have no right to demand any such thing.
Grabbing my sister’s hand, I squeeze, silently asking her to keep quiet. I open my mouth to speak up when the front door swings open, and a very drunk Jeremy stumbles into the living room. God help me.
MORE ABOUT TANGLED WITH THE TWINS
It started out as fun and games. We were never supposed to be anything more than temporary. But, before I knew it, I was in the middle of an unconventional relationship with sisters—twin sisters.
Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with him. He became my everything. The only thing standing between me and my happily ever after, he's also in a relationship with my identical twin sister.
What happens when you and your sister willingly agree to share the same boyfriend? Secrets, lies, and misunderstandings begin to shadow the relationship—that's what happens.
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TANGLED WITH THE TWINS
T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley and German shepherd Mac. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she's not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a glass of wine or scotch neat.
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