FUSE, a new standalone novella from New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon Brighton Beck has the life that many men can only dream of. He’s a successful artist, he has a loving family and he’s surrounded by people who appreciate and respect his talent. To anyone looking in from the outside, they’d see a perfect life but he’s lost two women he loved and that stalled him in his tracks. Beck is stuck in a bottomless pit of self-pity and it’s starting to not only impact his loved ones and friendships, but his career too. Zoe Cameron is dealing with her own demons when she lands in Manhattan in anticipation of starting law school. She’s determined to leave her past behind but she’s experienced her own personal loss and the only way she knows how to deal with it is by pretending it never happened. When Beck and Zoe meet, the attraction is instant and absolute. She lights a fuse beneath him that propels him back into his art studio and his element. As their friendship shifts into something more, Zoe realizes that the only way anyone can truly move on is by accepting their past. Will Beck be there for her when she’s ready to expose her deepest secrets or will his own fears steal him away?