Strange Bedfellows
Publisher : Ride the Rainbow Books
Description
What happens when the queen of the ex-gay movement decides to come out of the closet? The person who helps Frances Dourne with this enormous task is a call girl Frances hires. A call girl with a secret of her own. Can they learn to trust each other enough to find the love they seek in each other's arms?

Frances is grappling with something else, too. Her daughter, Marissa, has been gone 11 years. She was kidnapped by her father on her third birthday. Frances hopes her coming out will also ease the way for Marissa's return.

This book is 75,000 words.


The Story Behind This Book
"Strange Bedfellows" originally had a different plot. It was supposed to be a story about the widow of a senator who is assassinated. She finds out he had an illegitimate daughter (he left a bunch of stuff to her in his will). The widow and the daughter would eventually end up together. Then it kind of transitioned into an ex-gay group leader who has a one-night stand with someone who doesn't know who she really is – and who later finds out and blackmails her. Then it transitioned into a story about an artist wanting to paint the portrait of an ex-gay group leader. Obviously, none of these attempts quite gelled, and I wish I could remember how I finally got on track with the plot I did. "Strange Bedfellows" does have some elements in common with the very first idea. There's a politician with an illegitimate child. And, uh… ;-) The important thing is, the plot finally gelled!


Praise and Reviews
"Strange Bedfellows" has been getting great reviews, so I've put together a collection of links to the various reviews (in no particular order). I'll post more links soon and as they come.

Review on Affinity E-books

Goodreads review (Goodreads page for "Strange Bedfellows here)
Amazon reviews
Jae's review


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