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    After the Fall (USA)

    St Martin's Griffin, May 2, 2017 (Paperback)

    Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel Award 2017

    When an accident forces Honor back into the lives of her widowed daughter-in-law, Jo, and her granddaughter, Lydia, she can't wait to go home. But the longer they're together, the more they start to feel like a family. However, each of the three women is keeping a secret that threatens to destroy the lives they've come to know.

    Honor's secret threatens to rob her of the independence she's guarded ferociously for eighty years.

    Jo's secret could destroy the "normal" family life she's fought so hard to build and maintain.

    Lydia's secret could bring her love — or the loss of everything that matters most to her.

    One summer's day, grandmother, mother and daughter's secrets will be forced out into the open in a single dramatic moment that leaves them all asking: do second chances really exist?

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    The Summer of Living Dangerously

    Headline Review, November 10, 2011 (Hardcover)
    March 1, 2012 (Paperback)

    A gorgeously warm, funny and heartbreaking story about facing up to your past and finding out what - and who - you really want...

    Alice Woodstock has her life under control. She's successful and she's happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past. But when said past walks back into her life in the shape of Leo - the man who broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route. She finds the perfect thing - a new job as a tour guide in a Regency stately home. But as she immerses herself in acting out the stories of the house, Alice begins to see parallels with her own life, forcing her to confront her feelings about what she wants and, finally, live in the real world.

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    Getting Away With It

    Headline Review, October 28, 2010 (Hardcover)
    March 17, 2011 (Paperback)

    A gorgeously romantic, funny and heartbreaking read for anyone who's ever run away from home - and found their way back...

    Liza Haven couldn't wait to escape the small village where she grew up with her perfect identical twin sister, Lee. Her life in LA as a stunt woman is reckless, fast and free - and that's just the way she likes it. But when a near-fatal mistake drives her home, she finds Lee gone and everyone in the village mistaking her for her twin sister. Liza has to deal with her ailing mother, the family ice cream business, and Lee's dangerously attractive boyfriend. Liza's always been the bad twin, but as she struggles to keep up the masquerade and puzzle out where her sister has gone, she realises it's not so simple. She's spent her whole life getting away with it - is it finally time to face up to who she really is and where she really belongs?

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    Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom

    Headline Little Black Dress, March 4, 2010 (Paperback)

    All work and no play makes Nina a dull girl... But when you're PA to a celebrity chef who's even tastier than one of his delicious dishes you can't help loving your job. And what's wrong with fancying the pants off your boss? Erm, everything if he's married to someone else. So when Nina meets sexy Spaniard Juan, she's thrilled to escape to a new life abroad... until Juan does a runner with her hard-earned cash. Nina has no choice but to head home and brave 'The Temple of Gloom' - a gothic flat with some unusual inhabitants. Nina's had enough of bloodsuckers. But is her mysterious neighbour Viktor really a vampire?

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    Girl From Mars

    Headline Little Black Dress, June 11, 2009 (Paperback)

    I, Philomena Desdemona Brown, do solemnly swear to forsake all romantic relationships... It's not like the vow, made by Fil and her three nerdy male best friends, seemed much of a big deal at the time. Frankly, Fil wouldn't know romance if it hit her in the face, and with her real love being her artist job at Girl from Mars, the comic whose heroine has never had a love interest, she doesn't exactly mind being relationship-free anyway. Until her world is rocked to its core when one of her long-standing quartet and Girl from Mars herself both unexpectedly fall in love. Is it time to give in to temptation and finally fall in love?

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    Honey Trap

    Headline Little Black Dress, July 10, 2008 (Paperback)

    Private investigator Sophie Tennant has realised knowing everyone's dirty little secrets isn't that much fun.

    Retraining as an aromatherapist should rebalance her karma - or so she thinks, until she goes on tour as resident de-stresser with a rock band whose moody, magnetic frontman Dominick Steele is none other than her very first honey trap. Yes, the man she pretended to seduce in order to shop the evidence to his broken-hearted wife, spelling the end of their marriage. Dominic may be a reformed character these days, but Sophie hasn't forgotten the games he used to play... and he certainly remembers Sophie. A little bit too well...

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    One Night Stand

    Headline Little Black Dress, October 4, 2007 (Hardcover)
    January 10, 2008 (Paperback)

    Estelle Connor may have written seventeen steamy novels, but her own life is more mundane. In fact the nearest she comes to sex is having to listen through the thin walls of her house as her friend and neighbour, Hugh, makes love to an ever-changing stream of female conquests. But then one night she makes a one-night-only conquest of her own, only to wake up alone, a bit repentant, and as she later realises, very pregnant. Desperate to find her missing lover, if only to tell him he’s going to be a father, she enlists the help of Hugh to help her search – but begins to realise that the perfect partner could have been right under her nose all this time...

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    All Work and No Play…

    Mills & Boon Modern Extra, June 1, 2007 (Paperback)

    She wasn't the kind of girl that gorgeous men flirted with.

    She was plain Jane Miller--great at her job, organised, efficient, sensible. Except that every time she met Jay's deep blue eyes, she knew he
    wanted her. And she wanted him--the guy was seriously sexy! Perhaps for a change it was time to let go and have the night of her life!

    After all, all work and no play makes Jane a very dull girl...

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    Driving Him Wild

    Mills & Boon Modern Extra, February 7, 2007 (Paperback)

    Destination: desire...

    When smart-mouthed New York City cab driver Zoe Drake finds a tall, dark and brooding man on her doorstep, she doesn't know what to think - does he want something, or has Christmas come early this year?

    Nick Giroux is looking for his long-lost father - not a new-found woman! But there's something about him that makes Zoe let down her ice-cool defences. She'll use her profession to drive Nick to Maine...

    ...and maybe drive him wild on the way!

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    Married in a Rush

    Mills & Boon, October 6, 2006 (Paperback)

    From party girl...to pregnant and married mu,-to-be!

    One look from handsome stranger Bruno Deluca and Jo Graham's resolve melts. This is one casual encounter party-girl Jo isn't going to turn down!

    It's not as if carefree summer loving with a tall, gorgeous man is meant to lead to lifelong commitment--but, after a day of hot and heavy sex with Bruno, Jo is left with an unfamiliar sense of regret when he finally leaves. And that's not the only surprise. Her biological clock has stopped ticking of its own free will...

    She's pregnant, and now sexy Bruno wants to marry her--whether she likes it or not!

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    Spirit Willing, Flesh Weak

    Headline Little Black Dress, September 4, 2006 (Paperback)

    Rosie Fox is a liar. A really, really good liar. But when you're a stage psychic who's not actually psychic, you have to be. Then one night, while pretending to commune with the dead relatives and pets of her audience, Rosie makes a startling prediction - which tragically comes true. Suddenly she's trapped in a media frenzy, spearheaded by the impossibly handsome journalist Harry Blake, a man intent on kick-starting his stalled career by exposing Rosie as a fraud. Yet when his interest in her goes from professional to personal, she thinks she can trust him not to blow her cover - but maybe she's making a huge mistake.

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    Delicious

    Mills & Boon, June 7, 2006 (Paperback)

    Can she take the heat...?

    What on earth is Angus MacAllister doing at her school? He's way too gorgeous, arrogant and famous!

    Teacher Elisabeth Read isn't prepared for the cookery class to be given some star treatment by celebrity chef Angus. She's even less prepared for the delicious attraction that instantly flares between them! The usually cautious Elisabeth is soon feeling hot, bothered, and definitely out of control, as Angus uses all his persuasive powers to tease and tempt her into his bed!

    But Angus is unaware that Elisabeth is still coming to terms with a painful past, when she was left pregnant and alone...

    All it takes is one small moment of recklessness...and Elisabeth will be forced to make the toughest decision of her life...

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    Featured Attraction

    Mills & Boon, May 3, 2006 (Paperback)

    Dream lover...or nightmare boss?

    Jack Taylor's new investment needs a special touch, and he's decided Kitty Giroux is just the woman to provide it! Now a talented designer, she's also blossomed into an irresistibly sexy woman--and Jack's never been one to resist temptation...

    Kitty has worked hard to get Jack out of her system, but she's not about to turn down a lucrative contract just because he's offering it. If Jack's dangerously sexy charm still has the power to set her pace racing, the obvious solution is to avoid him...

    If only it were that easy!

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    Being A Bad Girl

    Mills & Boon, April 7, 2006 (Paperback)

    When she was good, she was very very good... When she was bad, she was even better!

    Marianne is used to playing it safe. But with a new identity, in a new town, suddenly the old rules don't matter. The moment she sees Oz on stage at a charity auction, Marianne knows she has to have him--he is big, bad and straddling a motorcycle. He couldn't be more different from the life she has left behind.

    Her attraction to the hot, sexy stranger makes Marianne reckless, wanting more, even if it means letting her past catch up with her...

    And even if that means discovering Oz isn't all that he seems...

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