Novels

 

Summer at The Dog and Duck

The perfect summer read. Continuing the light hearted, uplifting dramas around the The Dog & Duck pub and the life of its landlady Ellie Browne.

Ellie Browne has found happiness running The Dog & Duck pub in the idyllic village of Little Leyton, and her blossoming romance with tall, handsome property developer, Max Golding, is going swimmingly. With her new best friend, Digby, the black Labrador at her side, life just couldn’t be sweeter.

But their peace is shattered when Max’s younger sister, Katy, turns up unannounced with a whole heap of attitude. And Max’s loyalties are stretched further when his glamorous ex, Sasha, re-appears with her own burgeoning secret.

With the master of the manor preoccupied with the demands of his ‘other women’, Ellie’s forced to consider if she has any role to play in Max’s life or in the village of Little Leyton.

Can Ellie get her life and relationship back on track in time for the summer charity ball at Braithwaite Manor?

 

Winter at The Dog and Duck

Winter at The Dog and Duck is the first in a series of four books set in the charming English village of Little Leyton.  In this first story we meet Ellie Browne, a local girl who’s returned to the village from her high-flying job in London to set up her own doggy daycare business and to work shifts at the local pub, The Dog and Duck.

Meet Ellie and her faithful band of dogs, her ex boyfriend Johnny, the intriguing and too gorgeous for his own good, Max Golding, and all the friendly locals at the village pub.  Pop in for a celebratory drink and a warm welcome. A story of love, friendship and new beginnings.

 

Warm Winter KissesWarm Winter Kisses

My cosy winter romance, Warm Winter Kisses, published by Joffe Books is out now.  I must admit to a real soft spot for these characters, especially the dreamy Rocco di Castri!  He’s hot-headed, temperamental, but undeniably sexy too! I hope you’ll enjoy the read!

Here’s the blurb:

When Beth Brown loses her job and her long-standing boyfriend in the space of twenty-four hours, she thinks life can’t get any worse. That’s until  she finds herself in the depths of the English countryside working for celebrity chef, Rocco di Castri.  Not only has she to deal with his legendary moods, but she has to contend with his prickly girlfriend, international supermodel, Pandora, and his best friend, the rock guitarist, Zak Stranger.
Struggling with her feelings of rejection and loss, Beth finds a new sense of contentment in her new role and despite herself develops a fanciful crush on her boss, Rocco.
When her ex turns up unexpectedly, Beth’s certain he must want a reconciliation, but there’s unsettling news which causes Beth to question her own needs and desires.
There’s even more upsetting news for Beth when she learns that Pandora and Rocco are to be engaged.  Heartbroken, Beth flees the country to go back to her old life.  But will she ever find true love of her own and how will she ever get over the man who has stolen her heart?

 

It's Now or NeverIt’s Now or Never

I’m very excited to share details of my latest release, a warm and funny romance, ‘It’s Now or Never.’

Here’s the blurb:

‘For Jen Faraday – Not to be opened, in any circumstances, until April 2016’

When smooth-talking Alex Fellows tells Jen Faraday he can predict her future – and leaves a note with the bartender for her to collect in one year’s time – she thinks it’s just a line. After all, how can a man she’s known for only one night see what her future holds? Or maybe it’s not too hard. Recently her life has been a series of things she hasn’t done. She didn’t go to college – family trouble. She didn’t get married – dumped. And she hasn’t yet handed in her notice at work – too scared! If she had to predict her own future, would it be ‘More of the same’?

Or maybe not. After all, she’s just had a passionate one-night stand with a man who is rich and ridiculously good looking and totally not her type. That was unexpected. And she is going to resign from her job… Things are already changing. Whatever that prediction says – and how Jen wishes she knew – perhaps this year is the year she takes control of her destiny!

 

Hopelessly Devoted To YouHopelessly Devoted to You

This was my third book for Carina UK and has been described as ‘a classic bit of chick-lit!’

Here’s the blurb:

Meet Ruby’s fiancé, Finn. He’s gorgeous, thoughtful, successful and adoring – pretty much anyone could ever want in a man. In fact, he’s perfect. The catch? He’s just not perfect for her. But when Ruby finally plucks up the courage to come clean, Finn’s so furious that he misses his footing as he runs down the stairs – and suddenly, it’s not just his heart that’s broken!

When Finn wakes up, he can’t remember a thing. Not that Ruby dumped him – not even that they were ever engaged! It’s on the tip of Ruby’s tongue to come clean, but somehow, it never seems to be the right time… And as the weeks pass, she sees a new side to Finn. Arrogant and a shameless flirt, he’s irresistibly bad, and the chemistry between them is explosive!

It’s not that Ruby’s lying… she’s just withholding the truth. And seeing as things are going so well, perhaps there’s no need for Finn to have his memory jogged… The trouble is, there’s every chance that Finn might remember for himself!

 

Let's Call The Whole Thing OffLet’s Call the Whole Thing Off

My second novel Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off was a kindle bestseller!  It is now available in paperback too from Amazon.

Here’s the blurb:

Reasons why you should never, ever, read your best friend’s diary (even if it has fallen to the floor, pages open oh-so temptingly…):

– It’s morally indefensible.

– She would never trust you again.

– You probably know it all anyway…

So what harm could the tiniest peek do…? Answer: Lots! The best reason for never reading your best friend’s diary:

– You might just find out something you really didn’t want to know!

Learning her fiancé, Ed – the guy she’s supposed to marry this weekend! – is having an affair with her best friend, is a devastating bombshell for bride-to-be Anna. Confused, hurt and absolutely livid, she hops on the first train to anywhere-but-here in need of some serious soul searching.

Can she ever forgive Ed? Who is Anna ‘sans Ed’? And more importantly, should she go through with the wedding or should she just call the whole thing off?

 

Desperately Seeking HeavenDesperately Seeking Heaven

Desperately Seeking Heaven was my debut novel featuring the charming and gorgeous ghost, Jimmy Mack.  Chick Lit Reviews and News called it ‘a truly magical novel’ and Harlequin Junkie ‘a heartwarming and heartbreaking romance.’  It was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award in 2014

Here’s the blurb:

Love always comes when you least expect it, at least that’s what PA Alice Fletcher tells herself as she looks forward to another Friday night of trash telly and wine-for-one. But what happens when the unexpected is daytime TV crush Jimmy Mack, and he’s sitting on your couch watching the news…of the accident that claimed his life?

Soon, Alice finds her ordered life turned upside down by helping Jimmy right the wrongs of his life so he can cross over to the ‘other side.’ But most unexpected of all is Alice’s growing realisation that her gorgeous ghost has taken up residence in her heart as well as in her home.

 

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Molly Matthews Meddles in Marriage

My new sweet romance, Molly Matthews Meddles in Marriage, will be published by Totally Bound in February 2016! Here’s the blurb.

Matchmaker extraordinaire Molly Matthews is an expert in love, but her skills are put to the ultimate test when international heartthrob, Rory Campbell, waltzes into her office. Molly Matthews knows everything there is to know about love.  She should do, she runs the most exclusive marriage bureau in town. So why then is her own love life a complete disaster area?
When Rory Campbell, the international film star and hell-raising playboy, turns up at Molly’s office, she can’t believe he’s looking for a wife.
Despite her better judgement Molly agrees to help Rory in his quest, but all her attempts at finding him the perfect woman are met with disdain from her trickiest customer to date.
Molly is furious that her professional integrity has been compromised and she’s allowed her personal feelings to get in the way of a business relationship.
When photos of Rory appear in the press with Emma D’Santi, a beautiful pin-up and the only woman Molly suspects Rory has ever loved, she wonders if Rory is wasting her time and playing with her heart.
Can Molly still find Rory the woman of his dreams while putting her own burgeoning emotions to one side and hanging on to what’s left of her frazzled heart!