HOPE & JUMP - The Novel
By Karen Roderick
"In a sleepy Cornish town Evelyn Willoughby is distracted.
In her artist's studio she stares wistfully across the Ocean to the Lighthouse as her handsome new tenant Ellery Faye paints in the room above hers.
She knows little of him, an ex-London banker who made his fortune in the City only to impulsively retire to the coast to fulfil a dream of creativity and colour. She doesn't know why and she doesn't ask. She likes this 'thing' they have and chooses to ignore his previous life for fear of tainting such beauty, but also because she feels he doesn't want her to know.
But one kiss can change everything. One kiss can complicate things. One kiss can make you want to ask questions.
A chance encounter reveals Evelyn as Ellery's artistic muse, his 'lovely Evie', and her intrigue in the man with secrets provokes a frenzied reciprocal desire with destructive consequences, and as their obsessive sexual fusion rages, so continue the late night phone calls and volatile mood changes in a man with whom she is perilously falling in love."