You won’t find my usual snarkiness in this post. The subject of Mirror, Mirror, by Lacey Savage, is too serious and hits too close to home for many, including myself. Our heroine, Marissa, has endured breast cancer. This is her story of struggling to deal with just a couple of the issues women can face post-treatment and surgery. It’s a Quickie, under 15K words, but there’s an amazing amount of emotion packed in that short length, including angst, frustration, anger, desperation and, ultimately, joy and love. I hope it affects you as powerfully as it affected me. Congratulations on a wonderful new release, Lacey. :)
Marissa Farrell had it all, and nearly lost everything with a single devastating diagnosis—breast cancer.
Many difficult months later, she wants to celebrate her triumph over the disease by losing herself in her husband’s arms. Massive self-doubt since her surgeries, however, makes it impossible for Marissa to share her body with Jason. She knows it’s only a matter of time before she loses him to a woman who hasn’t been stitched together like a patchwork doll.
But Jason wants—needs—his wife back. When other methods to prove his desire fail, desperation prompts Jason to book an appointment at La Maison, an exclusive adults-only club that caters to sexual fantasies. Making love in a room of mirrors, with an audience, might help Marissa see her body as Jason does—beautiful in every way.
If the bold plan doesn’t shatter what’s left of her self-confidence and destroy their marriage for good.