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Shell Shocked: A Gen X Love Story

Stacey L. Damiano

Twenty five years after his face papered the walls of her bedroom, Shelby Ristow is about to meet her celebrity teenage crush. And as soon as 80s soap opera star turned reality TV host Jake Ford walks into her salon, she discovers he is still perfectly capable of making the butterflies in her stomach perform advanced flight maneuvers. It's not long, though, before Shelby finds her nostalgia and nervousness taking a backseat to the undeniable chemistry sparking between them.


When an audition video from a vivacious pinup style esthetician vying to be featured on his show "Dare Me To Do It" catches his attention, Jake Ford can't deny his immediate interest in Shelby Ristow. Now meeting her in person, looking every bit the technicolor temptress her video promised, he is thrown off his game in the best possible way. There is only one problem. She is married.


Months later Jake learns that a tragedy has left Shelby single, and he jumps at the chance to reconnect with her. Drawn together by an intense physical attraction and something else- something undefinable, the two begin a scorching affair. Almost immediately, however, the aftershocks of past trauma has Shelby falling apart at all kinds of inopportune moments. Meanwhile, Jake, grappling with his own history in his own way, is more than happy to pick up her pieces.


When the path forward requires honesty from Jake and trust from Shelby, can they each reconcile events from the past and find their way? Or are they just providing what the other needs in a fated connection not meant to last?


Book Details

  • Publisher: Stacey Damiano
  • Publish Date: Jul 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.25in - 5.50in - 0.85in - 0.77lb
  • EAN: 9798990633100
  • Categories: Romance - Erotic

About the Author

Damiano, Stacey L.: - Stacey Damiano is by day a massage therapist, esthetician, Reiki practitioner and meditation teacher. She has always loved to write--fantastical stories as a child, and angsty poetry as a teen and young adult. Currently, she has a professional blog that she faithfully neglects. She is a member of exactly zero professional writing guilds, clubs, associations or groups. Stacey lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, a chocolate lab and a rotating number of cats. She enjoys reading, hiking, traveling and general merriment of all sorts.