Friends to Lovers
Girl Next Door
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Artist / Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Small Business Owner
Waitstaff / Barista / Bartender
Casino / Club / Bar
Sexual / Gender Identity:
By Encarnita Round
A broken heart, can she trust herself to love again.
Sera’s heart is broken, alone, cut off from life and her friends. Reeling from the ultimate betrayal, she trusts no one let alone herself.
Jennifer dreams of independence, but she can’t see how she can escape her job and her life. Most of all she doesn’t believe she can.
When Sera and Jennifer meet, miscommunication and misunderstandings arise, and neither of them is willing to let go of their past. Sera does not trust and is unwilling to even try. Jennifer finds Sera cold and indifferent. Yet she cannot help but be drawn to her.
Both long for a fresh start but are fearful to take a risk. When Sera has a deadline to keep, she needs Jennifer’s help. With that, Jennifer finds her confidence increasing and new opportunities present themselves.
As they get to know each other, can they learn to overcome their personal demons, to trust themselves and each other enough to take a chance on love and a future?
Fresh Start is a story of finding love even when the odds feel stacked against you.
(Note Fresh Start was published under my other pen name Nita Round in 2017. Rights retained and rebranded. Nita Round is my fantasy/speculative fiction pen name, with Encarnita Round for romance).