Something’s Amiss


“I like the hero and his family.” —Kindle Customer

“I found the story somewhat sad but yet uplifting in [other] ways.” —Arlena Dean

“This was an interesting book. A quick and entertaining read.”–Alayna

“There is a steamy sex scene near the beginning which has that certain DRiP quality (Don’t Read in Public), and it indicates the author could easily have a career in erotica if she chooses to pursue that style of writing.”–Thurston

“I couldn’t put my Kindle down. I was hooked by the end of the second page. [C]an’t wait to read more by Yawatta Hosby.”–Leah

“I think Something’s Amiss is a good read. I hope Yawatta does a follow up book on this story, because I want to see what happens next.”–Rebekkah Ford




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Oliver never thought he’d see his ex step foot in Rhode Island again. But, Poe returns a year later to pay her respects for the loss of Jenna. Deciding life’s too short, he plans to fight for what he wants. Can he convince Poe to give him a second chance? Or will old resentments resurface?

Poe gets an unexpected surprise when she’s able to bond with Jenna’s young daughter, Raven. And, for a long time, she thought her ex hated her. Soon, Poe realizes, maybe she was wrong.


Poe looked out the windshield. Gray clouds blocked the sun, causing dimness to the atmosphere. There were a couple of scratches on the dashboard, and some dust coated the air vents.

“When’s the funeral?” Poe asked.

“I don’t know yet.”

“How you holding up?”

“I can’t believe she’s gone. It’s like…I’m in a dream and haven’t woken up yet.” He frowned. “Know what I mean?”

Poe nodded.

Oliver squeezed her arm. “How are you holding up?”

“I don’t know. She was too young to die.” Poe fidgeted with her hands. “God, I’m using past tense already. This sucks.”

Oliver squeezed her hand. “It means a lot that you came.”

Eventually, they drove off; the radio played on low volume, filling in the silence. They reached Providence, passing a Holiday Inn on the left side of the road. Poe turned to Oliver, bewildered. “You just passed a hotel.”

He shrugged his shoulders. “So?”

“I need to check in.”

“I’m not letting you stay in a hotel.”

“Well, it’s not like I’m going to stay with you.” Poe didn’t meet his gaze. She wasn’t kidding herself. She had a boyfriend back home, and Oliver had clearly moved on with his new girlfriend. It stung a little, but it was something she had to get over. “How’s Kate?”

“You know about her?”

“Just because we didn’t keep in touch doesn’t mean I haven’t heard about your life through Jenna and Dominic.”

Jenna, his cousin, was the queen of gossip. She had meddled in people’s lives, thinking she knew best. It was an addiction. Since Poe liked guidance, they made a good team.

Oliver smirked. “Well then, how’s Leo?”

Poe glanced at him with a questioning look.

“Jenna and Dominic,” he answered.

She sighed. “Leo wanted to come with me for support, I guess.”

“Why didn’t he?”

“I asked him not to.”

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