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Departure from the Script by Jae

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Departure From the Script

Love doesn’t always follow a script

Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again. And even if they were, it certainly wouldn’t be with each other.

Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch. Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she’s determined to focus on her career and doesn’t need any complications in her life.

After a turbulent breakup with her starlet ex, Michelle swore she would never get involved with an actress again. Another high-maintenance woman is the last thing she wants, and her first encounter with Amanda certainly makes her appear the type.

But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from Amanda’s grandmother, they both begin to wonder if it’s not time for a departure from their usual dating scripts.

Publication date: July 2014

Length:  52,000 words / 240 pages

Tropes & themes: Actress romance, butch/femme romance

Series: The Hollywood Series (Book 2)


  • Rainbow Awards 2014 – Best Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance (2nd place)
  • I Heart SapphFic – Best Sapphic Valentine’s Story (third place) 2023


“It was a super sweet F/F Romance and I’d highly recommend it to all Romance fans.”

She Magazine

“Light and clever romance. Jae does it again.”

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