I go back and forth on this, but Brain is arguably my favourite entry in the 5 Boys series. I view it as two acts – angsty, fractious Act One and sexy, healing Act Two. Writing it was an act of catharsis.
Brain was written during a time of personal upheaval. In my life, nothing seemed secure. There was a lot of ongoing disruption, and it took me forever to write out the ridiculously long sex scene (ie. the whole of Act Two). I’m not sure I’ll ever write a sex scene that’s so involved again but it’s what the characters deserved after all they’d been through.
Really hope you enjoy this one. It’s got a special place in my writerly, cerulean heart.