Eva Mathers is a successful woman, except for when it comes to matters of the heart. When she returns home to Yorkshire as a pending divorcee, she realises her childhood friend and first love Damon Evans is also newly single. It’s a pity he’s never noticed her romantically and had no idea that she was in love with him at school. But at least they can support each other as friends again.
Damon is attempting to adjust to life sharing the kids with his ex. His reconnection with Eva is strong, but she was always too good for him and made her indifference clear after they drifted apart during their younger years. In any case, she still seems to be hung up on her charismatic ex-husband. Eva is hiding things from Damon, secrets from her past. He wants to be there for her, so why can’t she let him in?
Eva is dealing with trauma, but she won’t confide in her loved ones. Can Damon help her break down her walls before it’s too late and they miss their second chance at first love?
MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR!
- When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
Not until I was in my late 30s. I’m a doctor and I never considered myself a creative person. I had stopped reading for a long time after having children—apart from children’s books! Then I was gifted a Sarah Morgan novel and she got me back into reading romance. After that I realised that I had a lot of my own stories in my head and decided to start getting them down on paper.
- What inspired you to write this book?
I liked the idea of a main character having an unrequited first love, then finding him again later in life but perhaps finding out her love wasn’t actually unrequited after all…
- If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?
What if you could recapture the one that got away…
- What are you up to next?
I’m currently working on a series set in the Scottish Highlands and in addition to this I’m writing a medical romance. I have another contemporary romance coming out in July with Totally Bound. It’s named Sun, Sea and Summer vibes—a feisty scientist meets an arrogant (or is he?) super star DJ on the party island of Ibiza.
The sequel to my debut, paranormal/vampire romance (Impervious) is coming in June—it’s named Revealed.
- Who is your biggest inspiration?
Sarah Morgan. I love how relatable her characters are, how easy her books are to devour, and the feel-good emotions she creates. My favourite is her Snow Crystal trilogy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zoe lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. A medic by day, she started writing in her spare time as a means to counter burn out and found that this was a balm for the soul.
She is a fan of the romantic genre and its ‘happy ever after’ ethos. A sharp contrast to what she can, at times, see in her day job. Zoe is keen for the female lead in romantic fiction to disabuse stereotypes and walk on an equal footing with her male counterparts. She prefers male leads who do not display signs of toxic masculinity and believes that positive masculinity is much more attractive to women and healthier for men.
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