NEMESIS [n] 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome 2) A person's undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton, baker-of-cakes, exemplary assistant and professional 'nice girl', is waging war. She's got the whole office on her side - except for tall, dark and charmless Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they met and now it feels like nothing matters as much as taking him down. 'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.' The New York Times Trapped together under the fluorescent lights, they become entrenched in an addictive rivalry. There's the Staring Game, The Mirror Game, The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything, especially when a huge promotion comes up for grabs. 'A smart and funny modern romance.' Good Housekeeping Finally she's going to destroy the man she can't seem to get out of her office, the man she hates, the man who's taking up far too much space in her head. If Lucy wins, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. The race is on - but the real games have only just begun . . . 'The next Sophie Kinsella.' Bustle **RT REVIEWERS CHOICE WINNER** **iBooks Best Romance 2016** **Amazon Pick Best Romance 2016**
'I've laughed out loud far too many times, until my sides hurt. A definite must read for fans of a cute rom-com!!' Goodreads reviewer The new ebook bestseller from the author of Almost A Bride. This unmissable, irresistibly fun, romantic rom-com is perfect for fans of Joanna Bolouri, Cate Woods and Sally Thorne's The Hating Game. Sera is usually a good girl. (Except for one wild night in the backseat of a stranger's car!) But what happens when that bad boy turns out to be her new boss? And what happens when he wants more than one night...and he can be very persuasive... For more laugh-out-loud, swoon-worthy hijinks, don't miss Jo's other laugh-out-loud rom-coms, Burning Moon, Almost A Bride and Finding You. 'I love a good original love story and Jo Watson managed to surprise me over and over again. Her snappy writing style is refreshing, her main characters are endearing and dazzling and her book sparkles from beginning to end. If you love funny romantic stories you really don't want to miss Love to Hate You' With Love For Books 'The perfect choice for fans of romantic comedies' Gina's Bookshelf 'It was amazing, it was hilarious' Rachel's Random Reads 'A brilliant read from beginning to end' Hopeless Romantics 'More than just a rom-com, besides the inevitable plenty of laughs it will have you wonder, sigh, hope, and dream' Darkest Sins Preorder Jo's new rom-com After the Rain now! Just search: 9781472257734
NEMESIS [n] 1) A long-standing rival; an arch-enemy 2) A person's undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton, baker-of-cakes, exemplary assistant and professional 'nice girl', is waging war. She's got the whole office on her side - except for tall, dark and charmless Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they met and now it feels like nothing matters as much as taking him down. 'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.' The New York Times Trapped together under the fluorescent lights, they become entrenched in an addictive rivalry. There's the Staring Game, The Mirror Game, The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything, especially when a huge promotion comes up for grabs. 'A smart and funny modern romance.' Good Housekeeping Finally she's going to destroy the man she can't seem to get out of her office, the man she hates, the man who's taking up far too much space in her head. If Lucy wins, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. The race is on - but the real games have only just begun . . . 'The next Sophie Kinsella.' Bustle **RT REVIEWERS CHOICE WINNER** **iBooks Best Romance 2016** **Amazon Pick Best Romance 2016**
Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she's headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon. Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he'd like to admit, and he hates city girls. So it's just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again. Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna's husband? When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna's first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren't prepared to feel. When they are finally rescued will Joanna's marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins? Get stranded on a deserted island with a stranger, fall in love, and find a Happy Ending all in one book. Have fun all summer long. A Sudden Crush is a contemporary romantic comedy filled with humor and adventure that will make you laugh out loud. It's a modern day fairy tale, like a cross between Cinderella and Robison Crusoe. A fun chick lit beach read perfect for summer reading but also for a winter escape. Wonderful if you like a love hate relationship. A hilarious read perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella and Sally Thorne. PRAISE FOR A SUDDEN CRUSH * A Disney movie for grownups... Aimee - Hello Chick Lit * It was hard to explain to everybody the reason for laughing hysterically staring at my phone. Ria - Lilac Diaries * The kind of book that you pick up, immediately enjoy and don't want to put down. Becky - Ink Eaters * It took me away from the real world... Stacey - Whispering Stories * Light and fun read! A Sudden Crush is just the book you need when you're stuck in an island (pun very much intended). It was an easy read that will get you hooked from very first page down to the last. If you loved The Hating Game by Sally Thorne you'll definitely enjoy this one as well. It had the perfect amount of drama, romance and depth. Eunice - Nerdy Talks Book Blog * 'A Sudden Crush' is a great escapist novel to make you forget about the cold winter days... a fast-paced, fun and light-hearted read; a read chick lit fans will enjoy... Jody - A Spoonful of Happy Endings * This is pure escapist, fairy-tale fluff. If you're craving that type of read, give it a go! Kathleen - Literary Quicksand * A great book to read on the beach while lying in the sun...an easy read and a sweet story. Great beach read... Rebecca - Rebecca Book Review * What begins as another fairytale romance - an enemies to lovers romantic comedy (with a cute baby monkey side kick), doesn't play out quite as I expected. The story doesn't remain in fairytale land, making us face the reality of what happens after they are rescued from this deserted island. Renee - Hey Said Renee * If you love romance and comedy books than I know you will love this book as much as I did. Margaret - The World As I See It
Readers and critics alike raved over USA Today bestselling author Sally Thorne’s smash hit debut novel, The Hating Game—which sold in over 20 countries. Now she’s back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritance—and the sexy best friend who comes between them. Crush (n.): a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach… Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough. When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade. Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that's inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.
"Sheer indulgence from start to finish." Sophie Kinsella Anna Trent may be a supervisor in a chocolate factory...but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. So when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud. After all, there is a world of difference between chalky, mass-produced English chocolate and the gourmet confections Anna's new boss creates. But with a bit of luck and a lot of patience, Anna might learn that the sweetest things in life are always worth working for. A heartwarming, bittersweet story of life, love and chocolate, fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner and Jill Mansell will be craving sweets along with this tale of love lost and found. Other books by Jenny Colgan: Meet Me At The Cupcake Café - "A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable." - Booklist The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris A heartwarming and bittersweet story of love lost and found Sweetshop of Dreams A charming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself in unexpected places What readers are saying about The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris: "This is a story about food and love, yes... It is so much more than that, however." "What I really loved was the vivid description of Paris. I almost felt like I was there, sitting on that terrace and enjoying the view of the city." "a fantastically written book that will get those taste buds dancing" "Romance + chocolate + Parisian backdrop sounds like a recipe for a good love story to me." "an homage to La bohème... Moulin Rouge and part of Rent... At the very heart of this novel is bohemian Paris." What reviewers are saying about The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris: "both believable and funny, while the Parisian setting makes this story practically irresistible." - Shelf Awareness Reader "This cross-generational story is as irresistible as Colgan's portrayal of Paris itself-and all things chocolate. " - Publishers Weekly "Heartwarming and funny..." -Booklist "will have you laughing one moment and crying the next... will entertain you at every turn." - RT Book Reviews "A tale of two Englishwomen in Paris, of love lost and found... Gently and lovingly done." - Dear Author What everyone is saying about Jenny Colgan: "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read." - USA Today "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read" - Silver's Reviews
'Totally relatable and hilarious - one of the best books I've read' - Heat 'Laugh-out-loud funny. Truly, the Bridget Jones for our generation' - Louise O'Neill What do you get if you cross a dozen drunk hens with one shiny Butler in the Buff? Meet Lilah Fox. She's on the hen do from hell. Then she gets a message (44 of them, actually) from her best friend with big news: she's getting married in six months. Oh, and Lilah's her maid of honour. Which means she just got signed up for: - A military schedule of wedding fairs and weekly planning meetings - Excel spreadsheets and endless hen emails - All the enforced, expensive fun you can imagine... What fresh hell is this? ********** Everyone loves Lucy Vine: 'So ridiculously accurate I had to take a lie down from all my genuine laughing-out-loud' Laura Jane Williams 'Relatable to the max...fans of Hot Mess will love it' Grazia 'Very funny and a joy to read! I adored it!' Joanna Bolouri, bestselling author of The List 'One of my very favourite writers... It's wildly funny AND about my very favourite genre of everything - painfully obsessive wedding planning. I inhaled this. If you like laughing a lot, I recommend that you pre order immediately' Daisy Buchanan 'What Fresh Hell is so brilliantly, hilariously, on-point about the nutso psychology of hen dos. For anyone whose ever found themselves thinking, "Oh £260 for the weekend. That's not too bad." READ IT' Holly Bourne 'I LOVED this. Caps for emphasis...This is relatable AF and you need it in your life' Hanna Doyle
Author: Catherine Bennetto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-11-28
A hilarious debut for all fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lisa Owens. The perfect antidote for Valentine's Day! Life is 10% planning, 10% design and 80% totally winging it... Join Emma as she guides you through How Not to become accidentally knocked up at the age of 27, How Not to unceremoniously dump the father of your child, and then How Not to lose the job that (even though you hate it) is the only thing between you and being homeless... Hilarious and heart-warming, How Not to Fall in Love, Actually will make you laugh, make you cry, and will reassure you that perhaps your life is not that bad, actually... What people are saying about How Not to Fall in Love, Actually: ‘A charming, feel-good gem of a debut novel that’s guaranteed to leave you smiling… An honest narrative and a fresh voice to tell it… a great way to spend a lazy afternoon' CultureFly 'A phenomenal cast of characters and some real laugh out loud moments. Brilliant!' Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Cafe and Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market 'More bubbly than a big glass of champers and just as fun. How Not To Fall In Love, Actually is bright, breezy, and the perfect way to beat back the winter blues' Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER #5 LibraryReads Pick One of... Entertainment Weekly's "12 Romances for V-Day" Cosmopolitan's "2018 Anticipated Reads" Elle's "2018 Must Reads" Harpers Bazaar's "New January Must Reads" The Fug Girls' "Best Books of the Year" Elle UK's "Books to Get You Through 2018" Nylon's "January Must Reads" Hello Giggles' "New Release Recs" Electric Lit's "Books by WoC to Read in 2018" Bitch Media's "2018 Must Reads" BookBub's "2018 Romance Must Reads" Bookriot's "Must Read 2018 January Releases" RetailMeNot's "2018 Must Reads" "A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm."--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List) "What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel....One of the best books I've read in a while."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other... They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want...
What if you met the love of your life and he wasn't your husband? An AusRom Today People's Choice Award winner that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty, viewers of Offspring, The Good Wife and movies like Up in the Air. Mel is living the dream. She's a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls turbulently in love. What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair, with consequences that Mel and Matt seem incapable of facing. As the fallout hits friends and family, Mel's dream romance turns into a nightmare. She learns that there are some wounds that never heal and some scars that you wouldn't do without. LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT will take everything you believe about true love and spin it on its head. 'I thought this was terrific -- passionate, sexy and wise, with a continual ebb and flow of emotion and utterly persuasive characters. I loved it' Rosie de Courcy, UK editor of author Maeve Binchy 'Love at First Flight is no light romp in the hay. It's a mature, finely drawn effort that examines the emotions and motives behind an affair -- and, ultimately, its ramifications. I dare you to resist' Jennifer Ammoscato, author of Dear Internet: It's Me Avery.
Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-08-02
STATE OF GRACE Money makes the world go round - that's what twenty-something Grace Reeves is learning. Stuck in a grind where everyone's ahead apart from her, she's partied out, disillusioned, and massively in debt. If she's dumped by another rock-band wannabe, squashed by anyone else at her cut-throat fashion job, or chased by any more bailiffs, Grace suspects she'll fall apart... GRACE UNDER PRESSURE So when older, sexy and above all, wealthy art-dealer Vaughn appears, she's intrigued against her will. Could she handle being a sugar daddy's arm-candy? SAVING GRACE Soon Grace is thrown into a world of money and privilege, at Vaughn's beck and call in return for thousands of pounds in luxurious gifts, priceless clothes - and cash. She's out of her depth. Where's the line between acting the trophy girlfriend, and selling yourself for money? And, more importantly, whatever happened to love?