The concept of Simmer Sweet developed a few years before putting it into print. The story encompasses three traits: discovery, desire (no pun intended), and declaration.
Have you ever discovered a truth about yourself that may be uncomfortable to those closest to you?
Have you ever had desire for someone but debated whether to express it?
If you choose to express this desire, do you worry about the other person’s reaction, whether the response is acceptance or rejection?
All of these “D” elements simmer when the reader meets Kesha and Teresa.
Kesha and Teresa have a history of platonic friendship, but over the years, Kesha develops an attraction to Teresa. At the start of Simmer Sweet, Kesha has just confessed her sexual attraction to Teresa, and Teresa is sifting through how this revelation makes her feel.
While Teresa is working through her feelings, an unexpected phone call changes something that could have been dismissed by Kesha as wishful thinking into a tangible possibility.
I will not be a spoiler, for those who have not read Simmer Sweet. However, I will provide an excerpt to whet your appetite.