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A novel about, love, human relationships, destroyed childhoods, blurred sexual boundaries and lies written by best-selling UK writer Karline Smith. 

“In the end, it’s not who we love, but how we love, that matters.” 

Four lives collide

When several sexual dalliances almost cost 29-year old international soccer player Jonah Aaron Lewis his life, he goes AWOL from top Italian Club Portovenere, and returns to the UK to seek refuge and reignite his ‘loveship-brothership’ with ex-soccer player now entrepreneur Damien Gillen, the only person to ever give him goosebumps, even though his mind and heart tries to deny it.

Damien, on the other hand, has fallen instantly for ‘strictly no-strings’ single-mother of one and fiercely independent diva-book writer TV personality Rhea Nicole Appleton, after she interviews him about the sudden appearance of his mother thought dead for twenty-four years. Used to getting what he wants, Damien’s intention is to capture, and keep, this evading butterfly.

Rhea Appleton has men representing her different seasons, preferring each for whatever quality they offer. Rhea has no time for the suffocation of love or the boundaries of her time. She’s involved with London Grime and Hip-Hop artist ‘Q’ and wealthy, older Italian businessman Gianni – Damien is set to add more flavour to the pot – until she looks into Damien’s diamond blue-green eyes.

Rhea’s best friend, 28-year-old singer-songwriter Jade Trinity Moore-Meirelles, Trinity vowed never to sing another note after the abduction of her five-year-old brother in her care aged 13. On the verge of stardom, her singing career crashed. With mental health issues and a strained relationship with her teen son, deceived by a record producer, Trinity’s life evolves when her son brings home another teenaged boy, Jonah’s secret son.

Goosebumps and Butterflies are Fairy Tales

SKU: 217537123517253
    • Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance/Urban
    • Paperback: 341 pages
    • Publisher: Black Sapphire Press (13 Dec. 2018)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1684541190
    • ISBN-13: 978-1684541195
    • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
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