I hate the holidays.
So when my dear ol’ Dad tells me I need a date for our company’s annual Christmas Gala, my only option is a dating app. With Tinder, Bumble and Hinge being non-contenders (for obvious reasons), I’m left scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Enter Plenty of Shi-Fish.
All I need is an attractive man who can hold a decent conversation and make me look good, but what I get is a blast from the past.
Forbes Macallan was my dad’s best friend and 18 years my senior.
Neither of which stopped us from having an affair. I was just 18 at the time, and when he decided to go back to his wife, my life fell apart.
Ten years later, he’s on the app from hell and it takes me a hot minute to realize it’s him.
And when I do, my primary objective is to avoid, avoid, avoid.
Unfortunately Forbes doesn’t like hearing no, and takes matters into his own hands.
By showing up, unannounced, at my apartment.
And just like that, we fall into old habits, even if our roles have been flipped — he’s pursuing me.
Except I’m not a teenager anymore and grown-up me has as much chance of resisting Forbes as I do summoning Jesus from the Heavens.