Tiger by the Tail

Content Warnings below!


When her new client sidles all four hundred and fifty pounds of his striped glory into her office, Kat realises she might have been wrong in the past, and that there is a cat person she wants to find buried in herself.

Kat is capable and has her shit together, or so she has everybody believe. When her boss assigns her to a new project—the biggest one yet—she’s determined to prove herself.
What she didn’t expect was a client who not only needs a new online shop but also a place to stay. Where better than the spare bedroom she meant to rent out for ages? Kat is there every step of the way, helping Roy back on his feet. But is what blooms between them just rebound sex or something deeper? And will he still want her when the shadow surrounding him has finally lifted?


The story of Roy Sinclair’s life reads like a fairy tale. Half Indian, half Scottish, he was raised by his single mother in a small village on the edge of the Highlands. Blessed in the brawn department, he began his career as a personal coach.

Later he founded two successful companies with his business partner Sadeeq. He’s wealthy enough, has a beautiful partner, a new car and a luxurious lifestyle most people can only dream of. What nobody knows is that he’s harbouring a dark secret. When he crosses paths with Kat McGowan, a no-nonsense software architect with a fondness for dogs, his carefully constructed world begins to crack. But cracks are, after all, how the light gets in.

When Kat offers him a way out of the shit hole that is his life, Roy finds himself at a crossroads. Will he continue living a lie or face the truth and embrace a new beginning? And if he does, will Kat still be there to support him as he rebuilds his life from the ruin he’s kept hidden for so long?

Content Warnings
  • Domestic/emotional abuse
  • Verbal and physical assault
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • All the pregnancies and babies (including talk of having kids to (unsuccessfully) save a marriage)
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Unfaithfulness towards abusive partner
  • Bullying
  • Using killing/ending in a different context (“You’re ending me”)