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Second Skin

Decadent Publishing LLC 2014

Every morning, Anna wakes up and dons an alternate persona as a CIA operative. If Brendan finds out her true identity, it could destroy her cover. Is taking a chance on love worth the dangers and risks?


This is a very short little novella, but the characters are likable, the steam is good, and the ending is satisfying.

- Brigid, Amazon Reviewer

If you're looking for a read that can balance titillation with a meditation on the double-edged sword of intimacy - fear of it, and desire for it - this is the story for you.

- Thomas Kimbark, Amazon Reviewer

It can be difficult in a novella to flesh out characters enough for readers to care what happens - Thea does a great job. The sex is hot, the story and characters are believable. Can't ask for much more!

- Sarah Herman, Amazon Reviewer

Anna’s career as a high-level CIA operative is put on involuntary hiatus. When a trusted colleague passes along the information for the 1Night Stand service, Anna decides to take the plunge against her better judgment and seek some intimate company. But her CIA instincts can’t be ignored, and when she contacts Madame Eve, she uses an alias.

Brendan owns a lucrative manufacturing company, but he’s yet to achieve the goal of finding a woman with whom he can share his successes and joys. But beneath his polished, capable exterior hides the painfully shy teenager he’s never been able to escape. When his own efforts in the dating scene fall short, he turns to 1Night Stand.

It would be so easy to fall in love with Brendan, and Anna’s protective mask slides away, piece-by-piece, revealing more of herself than she should dare. Before she can slip away with the sunrise, Brendan shows their encounter in a new light. Will Anna take a chance on their future, or will she choose to return to her undercover, but lonely life?