Love between foster siblings should be forbidden… but what if you’d never lived in the same home at the same time?
QUEENIE TUHOE is counting down the months until she can leave her crappy share house. She’s stuck there until she clears her debts, working as a car sales person for her foster sister. But when her house mate gets arrested, her awful day turns a surprising corner when a hot stranger offers her a room in his house for the same rate she’s paying. He’s hot and kind, and she’s slept with people for sillier reasons than that. And best of all, he doesn’t sneer at her dyslexia and understands that her creativity is honed by forever finding ways to navigate a text driven world. But when he invites her to his foster mum’s Sunday lunch, a massive ethical dilemma erupts. His foster mum is her foster mum. She arrived in Mrs Farrellton’s care after he’d left, but where do you draw the line? Are they foster siblings or not? Or is the financial imbalance between them a bigger issue?
CJ ALBANY-SEAGOER didn’t get much from his deadbeat parents. Only a crappy name and too many beatings. Eventually the system removed him from them, but the alternative wasn’t any better. After eleven foster homes, almost one per year, he ended up with Mrs Farrellton as a bitter 16yo. Her no-nonsense love helped him finish school. ‘Only one person can change your world, CJ. You.’ He took all his anger and threw himself into work. Diagnosed with a stress ulcer, he takes time off to reorganise his life plan and is working in a café when Queenie walks in and changes his life. He swoops in to save her from being homeless and ends up with more than he bargained for. Yes, she’s smoking hot, and the sex is incredible, but it’s the way she makes him laugh that is the most attractive thing. He falls hard for her. The natural next step is to introduce her to his foster mum. But that’s when it all goes wrong. Queenie is a foster kid too, one of many who calls Mrs Farrellton Mum. It looks like love will forever be forbidden from him.
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