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The Awakening Life of Tessa James-bookcover

By: Flick Bayliss

The Awakening Life of Tessa James

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Having been with men for most of her life, and having suspected something was wrong, Tessa James realises she is gay at the age of 28. Years later, she is still waiting to fall in love. She opts out of the dating game after a shocking encounter with her doctor. It was unexpected, and it is the final straw. She decides to forget about love and focus on her artwork and her new career at the art college, where she meets Kit.

As she realises she has finally met the right woman, Tess reflects back over her sexual exploits and what she has learned about herself along the way.

The Awakening Life of Tessa James is a series of playful, heartfelt, funny and erotic short stories highlighting Tess’s journey toward love.

Flick Bayliss works as a private psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She enjoys painting, carpentry, building campervans and learning to ride her motorbike which, truth be told, she is still a little scared of. Having been happily single most of her life, she spent years quietly wondering about her sexuality. She was starting to conclude she might be asexual, until one day she read about demisexuality. It was a comfort to realise that yes, she probably was asexual, right up until the moment she felt a strong emotional connection with another. This made it tricky to explore her sexuality in a simple way as while she suspected she was gay, she couldn’t go off and find out with just anyone. She carried on with her life and her adventures, hoping to meet the right person one day with whom to explore. She finally confirmed she was gay at the age of 44 and became inspired, very much to her surprise, to write this book.

Flick now lives very happily in Scotland with her beautiful partner who supports her in every way. Not only in the journey of publishing this book, but in all her endeavours, including riding the motorbike, at last!

Customer Reviews
6 reviews
6 reviews
  • Claire Paton

    I’ve recommended the book to friends. Sensual and hilarious, I couldn’t put it down!

  • Gillian

    Thoroughly recommend this book. Highly amusing.

  • Amazon Customer

    Erotic and funny. The perfect combination.


    The Awakening Life of Tessa James was recommended to me by a friend and it is brilliant! It's an open and sensitive portrayal of a woman struggling with her sexual identity. It is a real and honest account, which is so relatable for anyone who reads it. It is definitely worth reading and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Would make a great gift!

  • Vanessa Love

    I had this book recommended to me by a few people and it did not disappoint! It’s sexy, funny and a joy to read, I cannot wait to share it around my book club! Looking forward to see what the author does next.

  • Amazon reader

    Fantastic, funny, and thought-provoking book!

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