Owen Barnes never expected writing to make him rich, much less with a YA novel written for a bet. Being nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious award a children's author can win, is a dream come true. But Owen's newfound fame comes at a price, and not just changing his surname to Black. Gruff, gentle building surveyor Magnus Cassidy is the first man to catch Owen's interest in almost two years. Owen's agent, Max, might be trying to control his image, but Magnus sees the real Owen: the eyeliner, drainpipe jeans, and sexy underwear, not the Young Conservative in a tweed jacket Max is turning him into. When a photo of Owen and Magnus appears online, just weeks before the Carnegie ceremony, Max starts damage limitation. Out and proud since he was fourteen, Owen isn't going back into the closet without a fight, and he refuses to let his agent erase Magnus from his life. Encouraged by his friends, Owen lashes out, not realising his behaviour could hurt the man he's doing it all for. Can Owen find a way to reconcile his public and private lives, or has he already blown it?
- Paperback | 316 pages
- 127 x 203 x 17mm | 313g
- 20 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Kate Aaron
Born in Liverpool, Kate Aaron is a bestselling author of the #1 LGBT romances What He Wants, Ace, The Slave, and other critically acclaimed works. Kate swapped the north-west for the midwest in October 2015 and married award winning author AJ Rose. Together they plan to take over the world.