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TORN - You can escape your past but can you ever escape yourself?
TORN is a contemporary story, which faces up to the complexities, messiness and absurdities in modern relationships. Life is not a fairy tale; it can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting....
Jess has made a series of bad choices. Her job as a City Trader, her relationships and her life-style have all let her down. By escaping the turmoil of her London life, she is putting her role as a mother first. This time she wants to get it right, to devote herself to her son.
But the country does not offer the idealised ‘good life’ idyll she pictured. There are stresses and strains here too. The landscape she looks out on is under threat, new friends have hidden agendas, and two very different men pull her in opposing directions.
In the face of temptation old habits die hard. She is torn between the suitable man and the unsuitable boy.
Growing up in the UK - in Orpington, Kent - my hobbies were drawing and writing ‘books’. School and I didn’t get on and, as soon as I was able to, I left and went on to Art College. I originally worked as an illustrator, in advertising. I only began writing again, with the serious intention of being published, when I was married and at home with my young son.
I write contemporary romantic fiction with an edge, or ‘Reality Romance’. My first two novels - Just Before Dawn and Desires & Dreams - were ‘mainstream’ published, but these days I publish independently. I have... more