Elise Ridge is a successful business woman and the head of her own company. She has little or no time for love and relaxation. Her life consists solely of work.
Jill Marrack has been Elise’s personal assistant for five years. Elise’s very own fix-it girl. Although Jill has worked for Elise for a long time, she has never got to know her boss in a personal capacity. That is, until Jill receives a call one evening to go to Elise’s home in the country to fix her latest problem. Jill’s sister Grace, needs someone to look after her six year old daughter Lily, at short notice, while she leaves the country for work. On the spur of the moment, Jill offers to move to Headridge, Elise’s family home, temporarily, to take care of Lily.
When Jill meets the rest of Elise’s family, she wonders if she has done the right thing. But Jill finds herself loving little Lily, who has been starved of affection, so she stays on and arranges to take Lily to her parents home in Cornwall for a break.
On their return back to Headridge, Elise and Jill begin to get to know one another on a personal basis. When Elise notices how well Jill and Lily are getting on, she begins to think that there is more to life than just work.
Elise is attracted to Jill and begins to wonder at the possibility of there being something more between them. Jill herself is feeling a similar attraction, but she has been badly hurt in the past. Can Jill allow herself to trust and love again? Will Elise find the time from her work for a relationship?
Then there are outside influences that seem to stack up against Elise and Jill having a relationship.. Will they allow interference in their lives? Or will they trust each other?
Right from the very first page of this book I felt the lure of exciting things to come. I was not disappointed. This story is not a run of the mill lesbian romance, it is so much more. The two main characters, Elise and Jill, are both vulnerable in their own different ways.
Elise is the head of a dysfunctional family. One family member will stop at nothing with their conniving, lies and deceptions to ensure that Elise and Jill’s new relationship comes to an end.
There are many other characters throughout this book. Each and every one helps to enhance and progress the story.
The story is full of twists and turns that had me turning the pages really quickly to get to the end, causing an absolute rollercoaster ride of emotions. Of course the ending came far too quickly, I simply had to go back and re-read this book over again.
I am hoping there will be a sequel to this book. The characters have a lot more to say. The story simply cannot end here. Please, please, please write more J.M Dragon.