The Artist’s Double
Copyright © Daphne Coleridge, 2010
The Artist’s Model
Tom Laurence knew that he had it all. A successful lawyer, he is set to marry his childhood sweetheart and come into his inheritance. Feeling increasingly as if some important element is missing from his life, he returns to his old passion, painting, in the hope that he will feel more fulfilled. Instead, new conflicts arise when he encounters the beautiful but elusive model Elizabeth in the months before his wedding, and he finds himself torn between duty and desire.
Elizabeth abandoned her own art studies to marry. Events in her past left her traumatised, but not for the reasons that most people assume. Carrying a sense of guilt and struggling to bring up her son, Elizabeth has dismissed the idea of ever having another relationship.
Although neither can ignore their growing attraction, Elizabeth realises that a relationship between them could tear Tom’s life apart and hurt those closest to him. Could an unexpected turn of events offer the possibility of a happy ending?