Girl Next Door
Mature Lead 40+
Rich Girl / Poor Girl
Workplace / Office Romance
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
CEO / Executive
Chef / Caterer / Baker / Foodie
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
Behind Her Eyes
By Melissa Tereze
All it takes is one cold lie to ruin the recipe for a perfect love…
Five years ago, Abi was in culinary school and dreaming of working at Adley’s, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and for its equally delectable owner. Instead, she’s alone, broke, and out of friendly couches to sleep on. Her only direction…rock bottom.
Abi’s in a mess, but it’s her mess, and she plans to fix it. She just doesn’t know how—until, huddled and shivering in a doorway across from Adley’s, she sees the beautiful owner drop her purse. And returning it reaps an unexpected reward.
Behind Victoria Adley’s cool public persona and power suits is a woman in turmoil, a victim of tabloid lies that have thrown her for a loop. Accused of having an affair with a female employee, her family has fallen apart and her business is suffering.
When Victoria offers temporary shelter to the homeless young woman who found and returned her dropped purse, she is irresistibly drawn to Abi’s kindness and warmth. Their instant attraction melts into something more, but they can’t pretend the real world doesn’t exist. While all the ingredients for a lasting love are there, putting them together isn’t so easy.
Because Victoria isn’t out.
And Abi can’t live a lie.