Polarity is a fictional suspense novella about a lonely young man who finds himself trapped in a dangerous love game. Second story in the Bashful series.

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Date started April 20th, 2017
January 1st, 2018 (Second Edition)
Date first released April 21st, 2017
Date last updated January 14th, 2018 (10: Release Edit)
Date completed April 30th, 2017
January 14th, 2018 (Second Edition)
Rating Explicit
Chapters 10
Word Count 26158
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Price $0.00 USD (Free!)
Previous in Timeline No Worries (2016)
Next in Timeline Knock (2017)
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Australian artist Max Aleshire doesn't belong in Boston. The weather's too cold for him, as are the people. With only one friend, ex-girlfriend Stacey, he's become an introverted, socially paranoid recluse. He's convinced the loneliness and mundane routine are there to stay until Stacey dares him to make a friend online. By chance, he meets a handsome stranger: a writer named Cameron, with whom he has a lot in common. Inspired by this former introvert, Max attempts to open up and improve his life. First off, he lets Cameron in, certain that he's a good guy. After only a few days, he's surprised to discover that he might be developing feelings for this stranger—for another man!

Little does Max realize, though, that there's a much darker side to Cameron. If love is blind, then Max might not see the danger he's in until it's too late. If he does, will he care?

A fictional suspense novella by Noëlle McHenry about a lonely young man who finds himself trapped in a dangerous love game.

Characters (in order of appearance)

Max Aleshire (First Appearance: 1: Stranger)
Stacey Eichel (First Appearance: 1: Stranger)
Cameron Fenn (First Appearance: 1: Stranger)
Franco Diefenbach (First Appearance: 3: Quarrel)
Bashful Bunny (cameo in 4: Commission)
Val Kozel (cameo in 5: Voice)


1: Stranger

2: Apartment

3: Quarrel

4: Commission

5: Voice

6: Promise

7: Confession

8: Visit

9: Release

10: Doomsday

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  • Takes place in Boston, Massachusetts.
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