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Trusting a Mystery Man by Lucy Felthouse

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When I started writing An Interesting Find, I only had the vaguest idea of where the story was going to go—which is generally what happens when I’m writing short stories or novellas. I just let the story unfold and the characters lead me where they want to go.

In this case, they led me to a remote pond and a strange bundle of rags. Which turn out to be a man. From the beginning, he’s a mystery man because he’s unconscious, so he can’t tell Nathan and Lee his name, where he’s from, and what precisely he was doing, wet through and freezing cold, lying somewhere in the English countryside. One mystery is soon solved, however, when Nathan and Lee manage to get him back to their nearby cottage and realise he’s likely suffering from hypothermia (not to be mistaken for hyperthermia—which is the opposite, extreme heat. Something I learned while researching!). Other than that, though, everything is still pretty mysterious to them, and therefore, understandably, they’re wary of the man. For all they know, he could be a serial killer or something.

Luckily for them, he’s not. But he is in a situation which he is desperate to find a way out of. The trouble is, he doesn’t know exactly how he can achieve it. So he needs Nathan and Lee to trust him, to give him a little time to think things through and figure out what to do. But why should they? They don’t know this man—although they do begin to learn a little more about him—don’t know the full background to his situation, and are worried about the consequences of helping him, of keeping his secret while he makes this important life decision.

Many people find it difficult to trust people they know well, never mind complete strangers, so Nathan and Lee’s wariness is understandable. But the question is, can they let go of that mistrust, and will they give their mysterious visitor the time and space he needs to figure out his life? And if they do, what will the consequences be? Is it worth it?

And, interestingly, what will they do in the meantime? Three young, healthy (hypothermia excepted) men, stuck in a remote cottage together, and all of them are gay. As the tension increases, will it become sexual? And how will that impact Nathan and Lee’s long-term relationship? So many questions, so many what-ifs. And all stemming from the discovery of an unconscious mystery man—turning their relaxing holiday upside down.

What would you do? Would you help? Could you bring yourself to trust a complete stranger—especially when so much is potentially at stake?

I hope you’ll check out An Interesting Find. It’s my first all-male ménage story, and I had fun writing it. I look forward to your thoughts!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x



Nathan and Lee are on a relaxing summer holiday in the UK. They plan to do lots of walking and exploring in the beautiful English countryside. Naturally, typical British weather derails their plans on their first day, leaving them cooped up indoors with little to do but read.

When the weather clears, the men eagerly put on their hiking boots and head out for a walk. However, when they reach their destination—a pond a little distance from their holiday cottage—they make a shocking discovery. An odd-looking bundle of rags turns out to be an unconscious man. With no one else around, and no mobile phone signal to call for help, they manage to get the stranger back to their cottage to get him warm and dry, and figure out what to do next.

When their unexpected house guest regains consciousness, however, things just get more complicated. The stranger—a British soldier called Jonny—doesn’t want the authorities to be notified of his presence. As the three men try to come to some agreement, the sexual tension in the air becomes apparent, and suddenly the last thing on any of their minds is leaving the cottage…

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About the Author 

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at:

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