My Lover, My Friend by Mi'Chelle Dodson
Approx. 48,900 words.
Published on March 14, 2009.
Andre and Cindy grew up together as next door neighbors, but treated each other more like brother and sister. When Cindy comes home fresh from a painful divorce years later, Andre suddenly discovers that his feelings for her have changed. Yet because of her delicate emotional state he can not declare those feelings. When he finally does, will Cindy be ready? Will she accept or reject him?