Better With You Here (Paperback)

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Some friends help us heal . . .

If you ask her, Natasha Davila will tell you there's nothing more important to her than her kids. She'll do anything for her son and daughter-even play nice with her ex-husband. Only now she's facing a problem she never expected: her ex is re-marrying and suing for full custody. She could fall to pieces . . . or she could call on her friends.

Some help us change . . .

There's Sara, whose tough talk hides a soft-and loyal-heart, and Haley, who has so much more to offer than a pretty face. When they're together, Natasha doesn't have to be someone's wife or someone's mother. She can just be.

And some remind us what true friendship is really about . . .

When Natasha's ex ups the ante and exposes some disturbing news about her friends, she's forced to cut ties. But can she really walk away from the women who have been standing by her side?

About the Author

Gwendolyn Zepeda lives in Houston, Texas. Her blog and her first book To The Last Man I Slept With and All the Jerks Like Him have been mentioned in the NY Post and Seattle Post. Zepeda is a member of Nuestra Palabra, which hosts Houston's Latino Book and Family Fesitval, the largest book festival in Texas.

For more information, please visit Gwendolyn's website at

Praise For…

"Zepeda's command of family dynamics shows in every scene, creating complexity and drama...Well-drawn characters, particularly Natasha (who shares narration duties with her son and a feisty friend) make this a rewarding read."—Publishers Weekly

"Fresh and smart"—Booklist on LONE STAR LEGEND

"Zepeda (Houston, We Have a Problema) gives readers a funny and smart heroine that readers will easily pull for."—Publishers Weekly on LONE STAR LEGEND

"Zepeda is a master wordsmith."—Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club

"Zepeda... presents a debut about the everyday struggle to find one's way but adds unusual and alluring touches, namely the vibrant Houston setting and the novel's emphasis on Tex-Mex culture, art, and folklore."—Booklist on HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEMA

"Jessica's evolution from self-uncertainty to self-empowerment is amusingly charted, and Zepeda's take on the popular fascination with good luck charms, horoscopes, psychics and unreliable predictions is laced with rueful zeal."—Publishers Weekly on HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEMA

"Reading Gwen's book was like going to a family BBQ-full of drama, juicy gossip, and lots of laughs."—Mary Castillo, 2006 on HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEMA
Product Details
ISBN: 9780446564038
ISBN-10: 0446564036
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English