By Susie Ray
Aiko is a Japanese woman, with an absentee American father, who's only aim is to find him, and ask why he deserted them, but little did she realise she would find love along the way.
Two stories of Women loving Women
Aiko – Two strangers from different worlds are about to meet for their mutual benefit; Aiko from Tokyo, has just lost her dear mama, the only person in the world, who ignored Aiko’s lip-disfigurement; World renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Sam McKinley is trying to shake off a virus and combine it with a book-signing in Tokyo. She caught the virus in Africa where she and other members of the team have been treating young children born with cleft palates.
Aiko hides, whenever possible, behind a surgical mask, yes even before the pandemic, to avoid pitying stares of strangers, but a chance to meet her idol and ask advice about her disfigurement, is an opportunity too good to miss, if her shyness doesn’t overwhelm her, at the final moment of the book-signing.
Their meeting is all too brief, but the good doctor does make a start on repairing Aiko’s lip and subsequently Aiko will have a chance to repay her kindness, and much more…
Lady Charlotte – is not a conventional Victorian woman, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to be loved, even if her family have tried to kill that very notion inside her…
She lives her life on her own terms, taking wealthy and powerful men to her bed, yet she still cannot understand why they have little effect upon her libido, until she meets Lady Lydia, who shows her the wonders of making love to another woman. But Lydia isn’t interested in anything more than another conquest, leaving Charlotte bemused and unfulfilled.
Sally, her ladies’ maid, adores her, but will Charlotte recognise what is right in front of her, or make the leap to appreciate how close true-love might be? That’s when fate takes a hand…