Clara Black isn't looking for love.
Working by day as a therapist and by night as an exotic dancer, intimacy is not her greatest strength. But her guarded heart is thrown into confusion by the magnetic stranger who keeps showing up in unexpected places.
Lucas Evans is everything she doesn't trust. Oozing confidence and sex appeal, he leaves women scattered in his wake. Clara is determined to resist him.
But one gut-melting kiss and her resolve falters. And soon she's falling for him, despite her reservations.
But she's not the only one keeping secrets.
There's a death that isn't what is seems.
A meeting that wasn't accidental.
Can Clara protect her heart in this gripping, sizzling standalone full of secrets, lust and lies?
*NB this book explores complex themes around mental health. It is written by a mental health clinician and has been described as "beautifully nuanced" with "the observation of the human psyche…written flawlessly in this dark yet twisted romance."
About the Author
Her professional experience includes social work (youth mental health and suicide postvention), freelance writing, and lifestyle magazine publishing/editing. Her novels explore the beauty and messiness of the everyday life she has observed in her very varied roles.
She is particularly interested in the complex things that drive us towards and the things that keep us out of connection with each other: how fragile, how beautiful, how flawed we all are.
Fen lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner, two children and Burmese cat.
She works part-time in youth mental health and also as a private clinical consultant.