DON’T SAY GOODBYE is released today and available everywhere!

Today’s the day! My very first contemporary romance is out now! Don’t Say Goodbye is a poignant, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting and deeply romantic read about a woman named Max, who thinks that all of the good things in life have already passed her by. Max has always made the safe decisions in life, while her best friend, Joanna, went out on a limb and opened her own business. Jo seems to get everything wonderful, actually, when Jo invites Max to dinner and introduces her to her new girlfriend, Fiona–the woman of Max’s dreams.

From the first moment Max meets Fiona, she knows that if she’d just met Fiona a few days before Jo, maybe she would have had a shot at the woman meant for her. But now Fiona and Jo are together, and Max doesn’t have a chance. She’d never betray her best friend’s trust…

But she’s falling desperately in love with Fiona. And when Fiona needs Max’s help…how can Max refuse?

I know this book has no lady knights, vampires or werewolves in it, like what you’ve come to expect from me–but I’m deeply happy with the story I’ve created, and I hope you’ll give it a chance. ♥

What if you fell for the most impossible woman: your best friend’s girlfriend?

Maxine “Max” Hallwell has spent her entire life making the safe, responsible decisions. It’s not that she never had dreams, but while her childhood best friend, Joanna, risked everything to start her own delivery business, Max went to work at a call center. Now, their fortieth birthdays are fast approaching, and Joanna is rich, high-powered and happy. And Max is miserable.

When Joanna introduces Max to her new girlfriend, Fiona—a stunning, charismatic cake decorator Jo met at a businesswomen’s dinner—Max is nothing but happy for her. After all, Fiona is the woman of Joanna’s dreams. Fiona’s so wonderful, in fact, that she encourages Max to finally open her own business, and offers to help her get it off the ground. That Max is deeply attracted to Fiona means nothing. Max has been best friends with Joanna too long; she’d never hurt her.

But one night, everything changes when Fiona admits her feelings for Max. And Max is left with an impossible decision: be true to her best friend…or the woman who’s woken her heart.



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About Bridget Essex

Author of lesbian romances; madly in love with my wife, author Natalie Vivien.
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4 Responses to DON’T SAY GOODBYE is released today and available everywhere!

  1. Brilliant novel Bridget. Penned under the right name. We love you no matter what genre you feel like busting into. We support you. Always. Muuahh.

  2. John says:

    Hooray for disclaimers and what not. I was just today reading a sample of Don’t Say Goodbye from Amazon and was like “wait a minute…” Spent half a hour trying to figure out who might have plagarized who when I finally noticed the “previously published” notice. Oops. Glad I saw it before sending out accusatory emails. 🙂

    All that aside, I enjoyed the story quite a lot when I read it under your JM pseudonym.

    • Yay, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Thank you so much! (And I totally knew there would be some people who remembered it! Not a lot of people read it when I published it under the penname, but thank you so much for being one of those. 🙂 )

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