(Lesbian romance) Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married, media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss—where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically. A lesbian romance about the lies we tell ourselves.
Themes and tropes: CEO/corporate powerful boss, office romance, enemies-to-lovers, age-gap, ice queen (5/5 icicles).
The Brutal Truth is out now. Links to buy below.