Under the Stars with You

by Jaime Clevenger

Six months ago, Ty Sutherland dropped out of an online sex chat group. It was anonymous. No one knew their real identity. And it was a space where they could finally be themselves. Unfortunately, it was also a space where they fell in love with a woman whose name they promised to forget.

Leslie Brandt would like to forget the online sex chat group she joined on a whim. In real life, she’s a successful realtor with a professional image to maintain. She’d never want anyone to know the kinky things she’s fantasized about—even if maybe she wishes some of those things could actually happen.

When they bump into each other at an open house, Leslie thinks Ty is simply a vet student who’s obsessed with horses and only came to the open house for a free cookie—all of which is true. But when the rest of the truth comes out, neither Leslie nor Ty believes there’s a way forward.

Sometimes believing in love is the first step. And sometimes it’s all about trusting the stars.



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Genre Romance
Length 302 pages
Publication Date March 16, 2023
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642474398
Editor Heather Flournoy
Cover Designer Sheri Halal



"When I sat down to write Under the Stars, I knew Ty and Leslie’s story would be about more than two kinky people falling in love. I wanted to show how two people pushed out of their comfort zones could learn to love themselves first. Also, I wanted an excuse to write about horses and a race through the Sierras. But I think some people will hesitate picking up this story when they read that Ty identifies as non-binary so I want to talk about that.

Many of us grow up knowing we are different. We often struggle putting this feeling into words even as we shy away from boxes and categories—because being different often means that nothing fits quite right. Long before I realized that I was not straight, I knew I didn’t fit the gender mold. I’ve known I was non-binary since I was five years old, but I tried to be as much “girl” as I could, mostly to make others happy. At some point I discovered that I wanted to be happy too. This is what Ty has already discovered in the story. We are not meeting at a coming out point but at the moment of letting go of others expectations and embracing an authentic self. Leslie learns this from Ty and that moment was my absolute favorite to write. Even if the non-binary thing seems weird or confusing at first, I hope you will find that Ty and Leslie’s story is one you can understand and love. And did I mention there are horses to be rescued?"

—Jaime Clevenger


Di B. - A sweet and entertaining read. The story is entertaining, funny and easy to follow, the characters are likeable and have a great connection.

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