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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Beth is immediately smitten by Simon Bird, the mysterious boss of her new company. But things are far from simple. Everyone is scared of him, he seems to have unfathomable depths and he’s encircled in a world of secrets. She’s determined to find out the truth about him, but as she begins to, she's led into a nightmarish set of events that will change her life forever. This magical love story is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing all the way through.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Submitted: August 16, 2016

For the first time in her adult life, Beth had woken up that morning filled to the brim with excitement. The Monday morning routine had b... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: August 20, 2016

The introduction of Simon Bird... Just to note, this book is far from the romance story that it initially appears to be. Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Simon Bird sat in his silver Aston Martin Rapide S at the back of the office in his reserved space and sighed heavily. What had just happ... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: September 01, 2016

Just like the week before, Beth actually welcomed Monday morning. She arrived into work eagerly and straight away flicked on her computer... Read Chapter

Chapter Five

Submitted: September 10, 2016

Beth could have sworn for a moment Simon looked like he was going to leave, and then, to her relief, he moved forward towards her. She co... Read Chapter

Chapter Six

Submitted: September 15, 2016

Beth had loved getting ready for work that night. Driven by the excited anticipation of seeing Simon again, she’d allowed herself to ge... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven

Submitted: September 24, 2016

The next morning Simon was making the short journey from his city centre hotel in Birmingham to MB Solutions’ regional office. He w... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight

Submitted: October 05, 2016

Beth remained motionless. Her breath was taken away, both by the passionate wind that seemed to blow through the bar and also by the reli... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine

Submitted: October 10, 2016

This chapter was a lot of fun to write and I've had a few people tell me they've really empathised with Beth. I hope you enjoy it. Read Chapter

Chapter Ten

Submitted: October 16, 2016

Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry, Beth repeated to herself as she looked back into her saviour’s velvet eyes. She felt a complete ... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven

Submitted: October 19, 2016

Simon and Beth woke the next morning wrapped up in each other’s arms. They had both shared the deepest, most satisfying sleep of their ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve

Submitted: October 22, 2016

Beth knew Simon couldn’t possibly be in New York yet, there just hadn’t been enough time. It was only the middle of the afternoon, bu... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: October 27, 2016

‘Where’s Damien? What have you done with him? Are you just going to leave him up there?’ Beth shrieked, following Simon out of the ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen

Submitted: November 07, 2016

As Beth rubbed her eyes the next morning she was momentarily confused as to where she was, not at all able to make sense of her surroundi... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: November 09, 2016

This is probably the most crucial chapter in the book, I hope you enjoy it. You can find out more about me and where I get my ideas from by reading my blog - Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: November 13, 2016

Simon’s alarm chimed loudly the next morning and woke Beth up from her sweet sleep. She opened her eyes, a little confused at first wit... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen

Submitted: November 15, 2016

Simon had only been on London’s North Circular for a few minutes and he was at a complete standstill. Thoughts of Beth circled his head... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen

Submitted: November 20, 2016

Feeling very downbeat, Beth grabbed her jacket at The Rose and got ready to head home. It was nearly midnight and she’d not seen or hea... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen

Submitted: November 23, 2016

The alarm finally brought morning. Beth switched off Simon’s alarm clock, not wanting to disturb him too much, and saw it was seven o... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty

Submitted: December 04, 2016

At half past six that night, Jim drove Beth and Simon to Uxbridge Underground Station. It was one of the nearest tube stations to where S... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One

Submitted: December 11, 2016

After devouring Jim’s delicious Sunday roast the next day, Simon drove Beth straight to work at the bar. It was another busy shift for ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two

Submitted: December 20, 2016

By mid-afternoon, Simon was starting to get concerned. He’d emailed and texted Beth a few times but he’d received no reply. Following... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three

Submitted: December 22, 2016

Sitting in his Aston Martin, Simon comprehended the terror that Damien had brought to Beth’s home and his anger started to shake him. D... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Four

Submitted: January 03, 2017

By late Wednesday afternoon, Beth had still not heard from Simon and she felt dreadful. She could hardly blame him, she’d been so horri... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Five

Submitted: January 13, 2017

The bird in front of them had the same stunning, scarlet feathers that had been growing on Simon’s arms, but it was far from beautiful.... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Six

Submitted: January 16, 2017

Beth stood up, trembling. She didn’t know quite how to deal with the news. She’d finally found her soulmate, but he’d turned into a... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Submitted: January 23, 2017

Beth and Paul didn’t say a word as they followed Jane back up to her office. They sat down in Jane’s office and waited eagerly fo... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Submitted: January 31, 2017

It took just an hour to get back to the Malancy headquarters, and Beth hoped it would be their last time there, although that was seeming... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Submitted: February 06, 2017

Beth spent the whole of the next day with Simon. Her fear of him became a trivial insignificance as the knowledge that they were facing t... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty

Submitted: February 13, 2017

Beth and Paul arrived at Malancy HQ at quarter to seven. The journey had been a sombre one and a sickening dread pulled at both of them. ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-One

Submitted: February 20, 2017

This is the last chapter. I hope you've enjoyed reading it. I'd really appreciate any feedback.

The sequel "The Birds" is now available on Amazon if you're interested in finding out what happens next. Read Chapter