About the author: Melissa A Volker is beauty therapist and water woman who lives in Cape Town with her husband, two daughters and a cat. She blogs about surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. She has published two novels and her short story ‘Spa Ritual’ was published in Hair: Weaving and Unpicking Stories of Identity. The Pool Guy by Melissa A Volker is published by Karavan Press.
Synopsis: Spa manager Lauren runs a professional space, so when Wyatt, the pool cleaner, brings down the tone with his languorous manner and sketchy dress code, she loses her cool. Instead of being intimidated, Wyatt is captivated and tries to chip through her armour of hair gel and makeup to find the real Lauren inside. But he is reluctant to reveal too much of himself, and when Lauren finds out who he really is, the pool guy is in for the swim of his life.