The Circle by Jaylynn Tamela Smith
Tina and TJ are high school sweethearts that have been reunited as adults. TJ has become a part of a close knit group of friends who call themselves "the circle." Tina loves TJ, but she hates being a part of the circle and wants desperately to build a life with TJ outside of it. The circle is at every turn trying to make sure that TJ and Tina stay in the circle, after all TJ started the circle and he can't leave them now. Tina struggles to claim her independence from the circle and learns to be free from all the things that the circle represents. But will she and TJ be able to endure through her journey to be free?