As the only woman coder at her firm, Lark is thrilled to land an account for a huge client. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she accidentally projects a scandalous (and completely unsolicited) picture from her phone onto the screen during a presentation. Before she can recover, her coworkers jump in to steal the account, leaving Lark jobless and broke.
When a friend suggests text message-based sex work as a stopgap between jobs, Lark is dubious. She's all about sex positivity, but carrying out sexual fantasies - even digitally and anonymously-with complete strangers is daunting. How will she explain how she's earning a living - especially to Toby, her good friend and long-time unrequited crush?
Still, she needs the money, and after a few (embarrassing and hilarious) attempts, she actually starts to like sexting - especially with one particularly charming and nerdy client who keeps popping up in her DMs. But as Lark and Toby grow closer, she finds herself with a decision to make: tell Toby she's a sex worker, and try to forget the anonymous client who has her struggling to separate work from real feelings, or keep the secrets that are piling up in her inbox.
Amber Roberts writes contemporary romance about unabashedly nerdy characters in ridiculous situations. She lives with her husband, two children, and formerly feral cats in the Vermont woods, where eating maple creemees is a year-round activity. She spends her time copywriting, forgetting to water her plants, and awkwardly replying "you too" at inappropriate moments.