There is just one problem.
Bank managers won't lend money to young women with no collateral.
Then Gemma meets Damien. Good-looking, charming and successful, with a string of successful companies, he offers to help them out.
But Damien is not what he appears to be.
And Gemma soon discovers that in business only the ruthless succeed.
Cheque-Mate is the first in this stunning collection of short stories with a twist by Anne Coates.
From murder to infidelity to betrayal, these modern tales of the unexpected are packed with memorable characters and nail-biting twists.
Anne Coates is the founder of the Parenting Without Tears website and has contributed articles on family and parenting issues to an array of newspapers including The Guardian and The Scotsman, as well as consumer magazines like Bella and Practical Parenting.
Anne is the author of five books: Teenscene Pregnancy, Women & Sport, Your Only Child, Applying to University the Essential Guide and University Survival Guide. She is a regular guest on BBC Asian Network and gives talks to schools.
Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.