Single Dads Club
It Takes a Village (Single Dads Club Book 1)
Take a trip to Hope Cove, the wonderful seaside village in Devon. The perfect escape for stunning scenery, glorious sunshine and the County’s best scones!
For Leo, it’s a place to return to. His hometown is now the place he’ll raise his daughter. The surprise daughter who was a result of a fling with a woman he barely knows. Thrust into the world of single parenting, he’s in over his head, but at least he’s surrounded by old friends to help him out.
For Caitlin, it’s a place to visit as a favour to a friend. All she has to do is check that the baby her friend gave up is being well looked after, then she’ll leave again quickly.
At least that was the plan.
When she feels an immediate attraction to Leo, all plans go out of the window. Drawn into spending more time with him and baby Alice, Caitlin finds herself falling head over heels for the pair of them.
But to be with Leo, she’ll have to betray her closest friend.
Is she willing to risk losing her friend for a shot at love? And is she ready for the complications of a relationship with a single father, regardless of how right it feels?
Riding the Waves (Single Dads Club Book 2)
As the owner of a surf school,Damian has the career of his dreams. His pride in his job only comes second to his pride for his energetic sons.
With the school holidays looming, he’s excited to have his twin boys staying with him for the entire summer.
What he’s not prepared for is their mother spending the summer in Hope Cove too. Damian closed his heart off toAmy when she married another guy six years ago. But as the mother of his children she was never out of his life completely – and not often far from his thoughts.
Now, she’s separated from her husband and the chemistry between her and Damian is as sizzling as it was when they first met.
For a chance at a future together, Damian and Amy will need to work through the mistakes of their past.
Can they navigate the treacherous waters of love and forgiveness and give their relationship a second chance? And will they find a way to be the family they were always meant to be, even when it seems everything is against them?
Isles of Scilly Series
The Weekend Getaway (Isles of Scilly Book 1)
A weekend break changes everything…
The chemistry between Keira and Noah is instant. It only takes one date for Keira to realise there’s something special between them.
When Noah invites her to a family party in his hometown, she eagerly agrees, and by the end of their weekend away she’s absolutely head over heels. Not only for Noah, but for his close-knit family and the stunning Isles of Scilly.
There’s just one problem: Noah’s about to move back home and his plans can’t be altered.
It’s too early in their relationship to make life changing plans, but if they stand a chance of being together, one of them is going to have to take a leap of faith.
Can love triumph over location? And when following your heart, how far should you go?
A Change of Heart (Isles of Scilly Book 2)
She was never meant to fall for her best friend’s brother…
Seren has had a soft spot for her best friend’s brother for as long as she can remember. But when she starts to see Kit as more than just a friend, she knows she’s on dangerous ground.
Avoiding him is probably her best course of action, but that’s easier said than done when you live on a tiny island.
When Kit declares he’s in love with her, she’s forced to deny her feelings. There’s too much to lose for her to do anything else.
If only her heart would get the message that she and Kit aren’t meant to be.
As the tension between them builds it becomes more and more difficult for Seren to keep her feelings hidden.
Can she find the courage to risk everything for love? And will Kit still be waiting for her when she does?
This is the second book in the Isles of Scilly series but can also be enjoyed as a standalone novel.
The Summer Escape (Isles of Scilly Book 3)
Could it be more than just a holiday romance?
Single-mother Beth desperately needs a break.
Grieving the loss of her mother, she sets off to the Isles of Scilly with her five-year-old daughter, Ellie.
Their holiday cottage is utterly charming, but it’s meeting Trystan – the owner of the cottage – that makes Beth’s stay so perfect.
When their holiday fling starts to feel like something more, she knows she’s in trouble. Her life is in Plymouth, while he lives in London. Besides, Trystan has already admitted he’s not ready for a family.
Is he prepared to take a leap of faith for Beth and Ellie? And with the odds stacked against them, can they find a way to make their relationship last beyond the lazy days of summer?
The Potter’s House (Isles of Scilly Book 4)
Sometimes facing up to the past is the only way to create a better future…
Since the tragic death of his father, Lowen Treneary has kept to himself in his pottery studio on the remote island of Bryher.
His quiet life is just the way he likes it.
Until Pippa comes along.
The local café owner plunges his peaceful existence into chaos and brightens his days while she’s at it.
Soon, he has an employee livening up his workplace with her determination to make his studio more profitable… and a growing attraction to Pippa which he’s trying hard to ignore.
Just as he starts to warm to the idea of letting people into his life again, a crisis hits the island, causing old memories to crash to the surface.
Can the events of the present help to heal wounds from the past? And will Pippa still accept Lowen when she learns the secrets he’s been keeping from everyone around him?
An Unexpected Guest (Isles of Scilly Book 5)
A family reunion takes everyone by surprise…
Jago Treneary hasn’t been home since his father’s funeral three years ago. Now, he’s returning to the Isles of Scilly for his brother’s wedding and is intent on building bridges with his family.
When a last-minute guest arrives to stay at his mum’s house, the trip takes an unexpected turn.
Soon, he’s playing tour guide for Sylvie and rediscovering the beautiful islands he grew up on.
He never expected to feel so at home.
But with his attention on Sylvie he neglects his family.
Before long he’s faced with a choice: follow his heart and see where things lead with Sylvie, or put the work into making things right with his family.
One thing seems certain: he can’t have it all.
With his time on Scilly coming to end, he needs to make some big decisions… fast.
Loch Lannick Series
Coming Home to the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 1)
What happens when you meet the right person, at the right time, in the wrong place?
Twenty-two-year-old Leana Mackenzie is looking for adventure. Full of excitement, she leaves her home in a remote Scottish village and heads for the bright city lights.
In Edinburgh she meets Alasdair – a cute and charming singer/songwriter. As their relationship develops everything feels perfect.
But as the sparkle of her new life begins to fade, Leana finds herself longing for her cosy home on the Isle of Skye, and the close-knit family she left behind.
When Alasdair is offered the career opportunity of a lifetime, Leana is left even more confused. Now, she must choose between a high-flying life as the girlfriend of a celebrity – or returning home to her safe, predictable life.
Home is where the heart is … but what happens when the heart is pulled in two different directions?
The Castle by the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 2)
Sometimes the road to happiness is longer than we’d like …
At fourteen, Isla Mackenzie has her life all planned out. She’s going to be an artist and marry her best friend, Logan.
Logan Donnell also has a plan. When he grows up he’s going to join his dad’s business and marry his best friend, Isla.
By the time they’re eighteen, the two of them are inseparable. The future looks bright. Everything feels perfect.
But when tragedy strikes, fate sets the pair on a different course.
While circumstances keep Logan and Isla apart, their bond is not so easily broken.
The course of true love might not run smoothly but a bumpy road can still take you exactly where you’re supposed to be …
Fireworks over the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 3)
A sleepy Scottish village is about to be woken up …
With her boyfriend moving to her hometown of Lannick, Leana Mackenzie is floating on cloud nine. All she needs now is for them to find a home of their own. Alasdair’s lack of interest in house-hunting soon has her worried.
For Isla and Logan, moving in together is the logical next step in their relationship. Neither of them expects living under the same roof to be so challenging. If they can’t find a way to make it work how can they possibly have a future together?
Single-mother Elspeth is ecstatic about moving out of her parents’ house. When she agrees to a temporary housemate she’s comforted by the friendship that grows. But are her feeling purely platonic, or is romance in the air?
As the year draws to a close, Alasdair organises a celebration that will rock the quiet village of Lannick. The New Year’s party brings everyone together for a night to remember. But when midnight strikes, the fireworks bursting over the loch aren’t the only sparks flying …
The Cafe at the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 4)
A holiday fling threw her life into chaos …
Elspeth Mackenzie hasn’t had any contact with the father of her child since they had a fling three years ago. Getting pregnant at sixteen turned her life upside down. But now she has everything back under control. She’s managing a cafe and a toddler and making it look easy.
If only dating was as easy. Most guys run a mile when they find out she has a child.
When her friend sets her up on a blind date, Elspeth is in for a huge surprise. Not only because she finds herself face to face with the father of her child, but because her feelings for Rory haven’t changed a bit. The attraction is as intense as ever.
Now Elspeth must tell Rory she has a child. And that sweet little Arran is also his child.
Yet again, her life is thrown off balance. Working out how to co-parent Arran is about as complicated as her feelings for Rory.
For Elspeth to figure out what the future holds, she first needs to come to terms with the choices she made in the past…
Secrets at the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 5)
It takes courage to open up about the past…
For years Lexie has kept everyone at arm’s length. Her heart is so guarded it’s almost impenetrable.
When the geeky teacher moves in next door, Lexie finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her attraction to him. To protect herself, she pushes him away, convincing herself that hurting him isn’t a big deal.
She never imagined him leaving town. Or how much she’d miss him when he left.
Desperate to make amends, she follows him to his hometown, determined to do whatever it takes to earn his forgiveness.
Even if that means sharing her deepest secrets.
As she opens up to Nick, she begins to imagine a future she’d never dared dream of. Now all she has to do is let her guard down and take a chance on love …
Surprises at the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 6)
The best moments are the ones we don’t see coming …
Isla is perfectly content with her solid, stable relationship with Logan. But when they challenge each other to inject some spontaneity into their relationship things quickly get out of hand.
Soon, Logan is determined to find the ultimate romantic gesture. Can he truly surprise Isla when she knows him so well?
Lexie is enjoying being in a steady relationship with Nick. But organising a birthday surprise for him at the same time as taking on more responsibilities at work hardly leaves her time for anything else. When the birthday plans don’t go as expected, Lexie finds herself evaluating both her relationship and her career.
And she’s more surprised than anyone by the conclusion.
Finding Hope at the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 7)
Sometimes all we can do is hope things will turn out exactly as they’re supposed to …
A fairy-tale wedding in a castle should be a dream come true for Isla. Unfortunately, she’s not as taken with the idea as everyone around her. While her family and Logan organise everything, she’s left feeling that her opinion doesn’t count.
Meanwhile, Lexie is dealing with family problems of her own. Her dad doesn’t approve of her relationship with Nick and is determined to cause problems for the two of them.
Elspeth finally has everything she wants: Rory has moved to Skye and they’re living together as a proper family. But is that enough for her? Throwing herself into a new business venture stirs up problems in her relationship. Can she find a way to fix them? Does she even want to?
When nothing seems to go to plan, maybe the best thing to do is embrace the unexpected and hope that everything will be okay in the end …
Fragile Hearts by the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 8)
How long does it take to mend a broken heart?
Jess expects life on the Isle of Skye to be calm and peaceful. But when she falls for her colleague things quickly become complicated. Rory comes with a whole load of baggage, but she just can’t seem to stay away from him.
When Elspeth is forced to take a break from work, she evaluates what her future holds. As her relationship with Rory begins to feel irreparable, they’re forced to admit it might be time to move on.
Leana’s trip to America should be a relaxing, romantic getaway. Instead, she learns that she and Alasdair have different ideas about their future. While he extends his trip, Leana travels home alone and reflects on what’s truly important to her.
Sometimes it takes almost losing the one we love to make us realise what we really want …
New Arrivals at the Loch (Loch Lannick Book 9)
A newcomer causes a stir in the quiet village of Lannick…
Dale didn’t intend to stay on the Isle of Skye for long, but when he’s offered a job at the Old Inn and made to feel at home by the locals, he starts to wonder what it would be like to stick around.
Meanwhile, Elspeth is determined to salvage her relationship with Rory. After almost losing him, she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they get things right this time.
Over in Portree, Jess is hopeful that her streak of bad luck with relationships is over. At least until Gary’s teenage niece causes ripples in their budding romance.
When a spate of crimes brings Dale under scrutiny, the locals speculate over his mysterious past, leaving tensions high in the normally peaceful Lannick…
Hope Cove Series
The Cottage at Hope Cove: A wonderfully uplifting holiday romance
The summer that changed everything…
Lizzie Beaumont has it all: a great career, a wealthy fiancé, and the wedding of her dreams just months away. But when her fiancé puts work before her again, she sets off for a week in the picturesque town of Hope Cove. She’s hoping for time away from the chaos to find herself.
Instead, she finds Max.
When the gorgeous guy next door asks her for decorating help, Lizzie finds herself all too eager to please. The week she expected to drag suddenly flies by, and before she knows it, she has to return to her other life. The life with the impending marriage and the fiancé she loves.
Or does she?
One week with Max has left her questioning her life choices. Is her fiancé the man of her dreams, or just the man who asked? Now Lizzie must decide what her life will be. Will she go for the safe and predictable route, or take a chance on a man she hardly knows? No matter what she does, someone’s heart is going to break. She just doesn’t want it to be hers.
Escape to Oakbrook Farm: A wonderfully uplifting romantic comedy (Hope Cove Book 2)
Village life is supposed to be quiet…
Josie Beaumont is a free spirit. She changes jobs about as often as she changes her relationship status. Frequently! The only constants in her life are the comfy old shoes that she refuses to part with.
When unemployment looms again, she’s intrigued by a job opportunity at a dog kennels in rural Devon. As someone who thrives on change, a move to the sticks doesn’t faze her at all. She’s expecting life in the country to be quiet and uneventful.
What she’s not expecting is Sam.
The charming, sensitive neighbour makes life much more interesting. In fact, when she gets involved in the local community, things really aren’t as dull as she anticipated. But just when she finally feels settled, she’s offered the job of her dreams back in London. It’s time to move on.
Or is it?
Being part of a small community has stirred something in Josie and she begins to question what she really wants. Can she turn her back on her new life and say goodbye to Sam? Or is she ready to hang up her running shoes and stay put? Maybe she’s finally found something worth sticking around for…
Summer at the Old Boathouse: A wonderfully heartwarming romantic comedy (Hope Cove Book 3)
Of all the guys, she falls for the one who’s off limits…
Emily Winters would do anything for her best friend Josie. Every week they meet for a catch up at the Old Boathouse – an idyllic little café by the Thames where Josie’s boyfriend Jack works.
As the summer draws on, life seems perfect. Emily’s writing career is taking off and she’s throwing herself into the dating scene.
There’s just one problem: she compares all the men she meets to Jack.
And none of them measure up.
Now all she needs to do is figure out how to fall out of love with her best friend’s boyfriend. Because even when Josie moves to the countryside, and her relationship with Jack crumbles, Emily knows there are rules to friendship that you should never break.
But can they be bent in the name of love? Is there a way Emily can get the man of her dreams without ruining her friendship with Josie? One thing’s for certain: when you’re in love with your best friend’s guy, the course of true love will be anything but smooth…
Whispers at the Bluebell Inn: A glorious tale of love and friendship (Hope Cove Book 4)
Rumours travel fast in a village…
Josie loves her new life in the country with Sam. But she has a secret that she doesn’t want anyone to know. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep anything to yourself in a tiny village.
Lizzie is adjusting to motherhood, and finding it more demanding than she ever expected. Life has become a haze of sleep deprivation and dirty nappies, and it’s taking its toll on her relationship with Max.
Emily has finally got the man of her dreams. However, life with Jack isn’t as straightforward as she expected. A certain ex-girlfriend and money worries wreak havoc on their relationship.
As the three couples reunite in the peaceful Devon scenery, what better place to catch up than the local pub? There are laughs, tears and rumours aplenty.
But one thing soon becomes clear: you shouldn’t believe everything you hear at the Bluebell Inn…
The House on Lavender Lane: A heartwarming tale of love and friendship (Hope Cove Book 5)
One shocking incident forces six friends to re-evaluate everything
Emily only meant to spend a week in Hope Cove. But when the quirky locals involve her in various events, she happily extends her stay. She just wishes Jack were with her and not stuck working back in Oxford.
For Lizzie, Emily’s visit is well timed. She’s struggling to balance work and family life, and having her friend nearby is exactly the breath of fresh air she needs.
Josie has everyone worried. She’s trying her best to stay upbeat but after two failed pregnancies, she’s definitely lost some of her sparkle.
When disaster strikes, the three couples reunite round a hospital bed. As their lives are thrown into perspective, they’re forced to take stock. And look to the future.
Sometimes, it takes a twist of fate to make you appreciate what you’ve got and fight for your dreams …
The Bookshop of Hopes and Dreams: A charming tale of heartbreak and healing (Hope Cove Book 6)
When Tara Fitzpatrick tells a string of lies during the world’s most informal job interview she has no idea of the path she’s set herself on.
Renovating the rundown bookshop with her new boss, James, turns out to be more fulfilling than she could ever have imagined. Soon, she finds herself falling in love with the quaint little shop.
And with James.
But Tara has never let herself dream of a happy ever after. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she would never have children.
Determined not to let James sacrifice his dreams of having a family, she walks away.
Broken-hearted, Tara puts all her efforts into starting afresh. But the bond between her and James is not so easily broken. When two lives seem destined to intertwine, how long can Tara stay away?
Somehow, she needs to find the strength to face up to her past and start fighting for her future …
Winter Wishes in Hope Cove: A warm and uplifting winter romance (Hope Cove Book 7)
All Emily wants for her wedding is a low-key celebration with family and friends. But with a best friend like Josie, it’s no surprise that there’s a touch of drama to the day.
Meanwhile, Tara is dealing with problems of her own. In a bid to face up to her past, she sets out to make amends with her estranged father and reunite with her half siblings. Thankfully she has James to support her when times get tough.
For Lizzie, a career opportunity feels like a dream come true. But her excitement is thwarted when Max announces a different vision for their future.
As the friends come together to celebrate the start of a new year, there’s laughter, love and baked goods aplenty. What more could anyone wish for?
There’s Something about Scarlett (Hope Cove Book 8)
Three years of marriage, then they’ll go their separate ways…
Scarlett Mercer dreams of starting her own publishing company. But with no way to finance university, she might be stuck working in her aunt’s café indefinitely.
When a chance encounter leads her to an extreme solution, she’s desperate enough to go through with it. Even if it means marrying a guy she’s only just met.
What she doesn’t factor into her plans is how easily she gets overwhelmed. Soon, she’s struggling to navigate university life while living with a guy she barely knows.
Meanwhile, Fraser Graham is trying to figure out what it is about Scarlett that mesmerised him so much that he agreed to marry her.
When he realises what it is that makes her so different to anyone he’s ever met, the revelation leaves him reeling …
Will Scarlett manage to fulfil her dreams? And as sparks begin to fly, will their marriage end up being more than just convenient?
Friends Like These Series
Friends Like These
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2015!
Finding new friends shouldn’t be so difficult…
When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life she knows exactly what she wants: stylish, sophisticated friends and no romantic complications.
But a chance encounter brings some unlikely characters into her life, throwing her plans way off course. She just can’t seem to get rid of this bunch of misfits!
And then there’s Brian, whose good looks and charm might just distract Marie from her ideas about staying single…
This wonderfully quirky British rom com is sure to leave you smiling.
Christmas With Friends: A Novella (Friends Like These Book 2)
All she wants for Christmas is for everyone to stop talking weddings!
Things are never simple in Marie’s life, and planning her wedding is no exception. Everyone has an opinion! And since she’s reluctantly agreed to host Christmas for her quirky friends and family, Marie doesn’t have time to think about the wedding.
Juggling her friends’ bizarre demands for Christmas Day starts to feel like a full-time job, and pulling off the perfect Christmas dinner seems like mission impossible. On top of all that she has to worry about the special ingredients in her mum’s cheesecake!
Join Marie and her misfit friends for a hilarious and heart-warming Christmas.
My Kind of Perfect (Friends Like These Book 3)
People-pleaser Marie has a lot to contend with:
• Her fiancé Brian is a workaholic who mysteriously snubs his family
• Her best friend Grace is being demanding and unreasonable
• Her wedding plans are non-existent
• She’s accidentally acquired a personal trainer
Despite all this, Marie manages to stay upbeat. Thankfully she has her Fat Club friends to keep her entertained with things like wedding crashing and piggyback races.
All she needs to do is fix her friendship with Grace, solve everyone’s problems and have a perfect wedding! Once she figures out what the perfect wedding is…
A Friend in Need (Friends Like These Book 4)
There’s nothing quite like a baby to turn your world upside down …
Just when it seems things can’t get any crazier, Marie and Brian are now navigating the ups and downs of parenthood!
As Marie is thrown into the world of playgroups and sleep deprivation, she finds maternity leave isn’t quite the year-long break she anticipated. Why can’t she find like-minded mums to drink wine with on a Friday afternoon? How come all the other parents know exactly what they’re doing while she’s just winging it?
She’s so preoccupied with figuring out the parenting gig, Marie hasn’t realised that her fat club friends are struggling with problems of their own.
With so much going on, can she still find a way to be there for her friends?
Maybe if she opens up to them, they can help her too. After all, that’s what friends are for …
Lucy Mitchell Series
Beyond the Lens (Lucy Mitchell Book 1)
Red Ribbon Winner, Wishing Shelf Awards 2016
Don’t believe everything you see in the media…
Twenty-six-year-old Lucy Mitchell isn’t the sort of person who’d take part in a reality TV show. But when she loses her job and is offered a free trip to Spain, it sounds too good to pass up.
Yes, she’s being filmed for a TV show, but it’s on a beautiful Spanish island. What’s the worst that can happen?
Surprisingly, her little holiday couldn’t be any more perfect; she makes fantastic new friends and even indulges in a behind-the-scenes romance with a hunky cameraman.
Then everything begins to unravel and she finds her week in the sun may in fact come at a very high price.
Beneath these Stars (Lucy Mitchell Book 2)
One senseless tragedy; one family torn apart…
Perfect couple Lucy and Adam have it all: a home in the picturesque village of Havendon, budding careers and a sparkling future. Life is exactly as it should be.
But when tragedy strikes and Adam becomes the guardian to his two young nieces, their idyllic life is turned upside down.
Adam and Lucy’s relationship is about to be pushed to the limit. And this devastated family must find a way to pull together in the most testing of times…
Always With You: A heart-warming story of love, loss & friendship
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017
Love and loss in the Australian Outback…
Twenty-one-year-old Libby Taylor needs a change of scene. Struggling to deal with the death of her mother, she becomes fixated on an old photo album. In particular, pictures of the man she believes to be her father. Unable to ignore the niggling questions any longer, she sets off to Australia in search of answers.
Soon, she’s travelling the same route her mum travelled more than twenty years earlier. As she relaxes into the lively backpacker scene, thoughts of finding her father begin to fade. Maybe all she needed was a break from reality. She never expected to have such an amazing time.
She also didn’t expect to find love.
But when her path crosses repeatedly with the lovely Andrew, sparks begin to fly. With his encouragement, she decides to continue the search for her father.
Finally, in a dusty outback town, she discovers the familiar faces from the photographs. As the past begins to unfold, Libby learns the heartbreaking truth about her father, and the secret her mum kept for more than twenty years.
A heart-warming story of love, loss and friendship.