Available in paperback and ebook September 20, 2022.
Will be available in audiobook Nov 2022.

At twenty-three, Felice Cohen was, like other recent college grads, hesitant about entering the real world, with the added stress of coming out in the early nineties. Focused on how to land a full-time position as a writer, falling in love was the last thing on her mind.

But fall in love she did. With her boss, a woman thirty-four years older.

Felice and Sarah embarked on a high-stakes, year-long love affair. Addicted to the high of first love, Felice was enthralled by Sarah’s attention and content to hide their love in the shadows. Sarah, meanwhile, threw caution to the wind, risking her comfortably established life that included a prestigious job and long-term girlfriend. Though not perfect, it was enough.


That was until their secret was exposed, forcing Felice to publicly acknowledge their illicit love or start a new life for herself. Felice chose to walk away.


In this candid coming-of-age memoir—as compelling as a novel—Felice chronicles the happiness and heartbreak of an age-gap love affair while struggling to figure out the direction of her future. Ultimately, this is a story about navigating life’s unpredictable path while following one’s heart, and finding acceptance.

Half In: A Coming-of-Age Memoir of Forbidden Love

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What if your first love was a forbidden one?

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Felice's alma mater where most of the memoir takes place.


"Half In is ever tempting. But the only way to live is all in, pedal to the metal. Felice Cohen's journey is full of potholes, bumps, sharp curves but she makes it home."