My Books (Romantic Comedy)

Love is a Four-Legged Word
A comedy about good friends, bad dogs and fresh starts

Best friends Scarlett and Shannon spend their days tripping over dog leads and covered in fur, running their dog business together. Scarlett’s intensive training course, Ruff Love, fixes owners as much as their pets, while Shannon spends her days walking spoiled pooches and working up the guts to talk to her hopeless crush.

The women share more than their business though: they also share Scarlett's husband, Rufus. He’s been Shannon's best friend since childhood and it's a cosy setup - until Scarlett and Rufus's marriage hits the rocks with Shannon stuck in the middle. All three relationships are tested but when loyalties become divided, how do you decide who's most important?

Match Me If You Can
Would you trade in your ex for the chance to find the perfect upgrade?

Catherine's ex-husband and business partner drops a bombshell over their Chardonnay. He’s getting remarried. Catherine has bras that are older than his girlfriend and now he’s selling his half of their romantic recycling business to the girl. Worse, she thinks she’s going to run Catherine’s beloved company.

Meanwhile, Rachel’s biggest romantic mistake sits next to her at work. They’re friends again after the relationship went disastrously wrong, but they’re pitted against each other to win their firm’s biggest architecture project. So when she joins Catherine’s website, RecycLove.com, where everyone recycles an ex for the chance of an upgrade, she knows just who she’s going to trade in.

And Sarah can’t be bothered tottering around in painful shoes for another pointless date. Staying home is easier, if a bit lonely sometimes. Besides, her family circumstances don’t leave a lot of free time. She reluctantly joins Catherine’s dating site with Rachel, but as a minor makeover turns into a complete overhaul, will her newfound popularity be worth the sacrifices she’s making?

A warm, funny story of brilliant women, recycled exes and the power of best friends.


AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOUR

The Curvy Girls Baby Club
Love, Life and a Christmas Due Date

Ellie is fresh back from her honeymoon and can’t wait to share her news with her best friends Katie and Jane. To everyone’s surprise, mother-of-two Jane has news of her own… The women are due a day apart and Katie can’t wait to be an honorary auntie to the babies.

But it’s hard to keep your sense of humour, not to mention your self-esteem, in the face of hemorrhoids and elasticated waistbands. Add a clingy mother-in-law, a career in cardiac arrest and a sex life that makes Mother Theresa look lusty, and soon their lives are as out of control as their bodies.

As the co-founders of The Curvy Girls Club, where loving yourself is the only rule, will the friends be able to practice what they preach?

#1 Hot New Release in Amazon's Humour Chart

The Reluctant Elf
Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood. But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

A Kindle Single exclusive
AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER IN WOMEN'S SHORT FICTION
TOP 10 ROMANTIC COMEDY

Perfect Girl
Cinderella meets Falling Down in this wickedly funny tale about having it all

Carol can just about keep her nose above water, but her life is sinking fast. Her mum treats her like the family’s personal assistant, her sister has just saddled her with impossible wedding planning and her boyfriend is so busy with work that he’s got her single-handedly running their relationship. Not that her job is any easier. As the only woman on the bank’s trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up.

From the outside everything might look all right but her life is unravelling at the seams. Then, just when she thinks her colleagues can’t sink any lower, they break their own record.

What's a nice girl like Carol doing in a life like this? Something's got to give and, for once, it's not going to be Carol...

AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOR

The Curvy Girls Club 
Where Confidence is the New Black 

Meet best friends Pixie, Ellie, Katie and Jane. Fed up with always struggling to lose weight, they ditch the scales and start a social club where size doesn’t matter. Soon it’s the most popular place to be – having fun instead of counting calories – and the women find their lives changing in ways they never imagined.

But the club can't stop real life from mucking things up.

Sharing offices in a taxidermist’s garage with Pete the bear, together they've got to manage more than their new club – dodgy colleagues, a waste-of-space husband and sabotaged romance – while learning the most important lesson of all. In the Curvy Girls Club, confidence is the new black.

"This is a delightful book of friendship, acceptance, and belonging for anyone who has ever wondered: “What if?”" Publishers Weekly

USA TODAY BESTSELLER
SUNDAY TIMES TOP 20 BESTSELLER
AMAZON #1 ROMANTIC COMEDY BESTSELLER
iTunes FICTION #1 BESTSELLER

Weightless (a Romantic Comedy Short Story)
Sometimes looks can be deceiving

Annabel’s not surprised when nobody recognizes her at her 10 year reunion. The spotty fat
teen nicknamed AnnaBall by the school bullies is long gone. But standing on the edge of the popular crowd, she still feels like that girl. That is, until Jack, her teen crush, starts flirting with her. Much to her amusement, he has mistaken her for Christy Blake, Annabel’s chief tormenter before she moved to France in their last year.

It’s just a bit of fun at first, letting Jack believe she’s Christy. After all, he was nuts about her before she said au revoir to England. And when he asks Annabel out, the fun becomes something even more interesting. The more they date the deeper they fall for each other. So what if Annabel has to fib a little to keep up the fa├žade?

As the lies start compounding, and she realizes that they’re falling in love, she has to tell him who she really is. But she’ll lose the love of her life if she does.

A Kindle Single exclusive

Christmas Carol
One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends. And a very uncomfortable weekend.

Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about  weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like. When she arrives for the weekend at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?

AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLING NOVELLA

Life Change
What would you change the second time around?

There’ve been a few changes in Bea’s life lately, starting with accidentally ending her decade-long relationship over a Friday night takeaway. Next goes her flat and then her job. Single, unemployed and living in a rented room, Bea is flying without a safety net for the first time in thirty-eight years.

So what is she supposed to do now that she’s rewound her life to start again?

She has no idea how to date anymore. It’s all gone online and with so much competition at the click of a button, her aging bosom might not be up to the job. People are waxing in places she can’t even reach and posting red carpet-worthy selfies every ten seconds.

She used to dream of a musical career but is only getting gigs at corporate away days or as background music for drunks in pubs. And her ex is being a hundred times more charming in trying to win her back than he bothered to be when he had her.

Maybe grasping life with both hands won’t be so easy after all…

Can she really become who she wants to be?

TOP 10 BEST SELLER, #1 IN HUMOUR, #6 IN WOMEN'S FICTION

The Expat Diaries: Single in the City
Take one twenty six year old American, add to a 2,000 year old city, add a big dose of culture clash and stir

To think Hannah ever believed that Americans  differed from Brits mainly in pronunciation, sophistication and dentistry. That’s been the understatement of a lifetime. She lands upon England’s gentle shores with no job, no friends and no idea how she’s supposed to build the life she’s dreaming of. Armed with little more than her enthusiasm, she charges headlong into London, baffling the locals in her pursuit of a new life, new love and sense of herself.

#1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOR IN UK AND US

The Expat Diaries: Misfortune Cookie
Would you move 6,000 miles to be with the love of your life?

Hannah did. Unfortunately her plan isn't going terribly well. What was  supposed to be a move to Hong Kong to start a wonderful new life with Sam is turning into a move to Hong Kong to spend occasional weekends with Sam, when he can get away from an unanticipated work assignment on the opposite side of the South China Sea. Still, she's optimistic, if woefully unprepared for the intricacies of Hong Kong. Stumbling through the alien city, which she loves, she starts to build a life for herself. Things definitely look up when she finds a great boss to work for, and her best friend Stacy moves to the city too. But alarm bells ring as Sam seems to be getting a bit too cozy with his boss. And when things start going wrong at work, Hannah can't help but wonder if she's made the biggest mistake of her life.

AMAZON AUSTRALIA #1 BEST SELLER

The Expat Diaries: Twelve Days to Christmas
What if his proposal had an expiration date?

Hannah’s in a bit of a pickle. In twelve days she flies from Hong Kong to the US with Sam, where he’s finally going to meet her parents… and ask to marry her.

Since overcoming a rather rocky patch in their relationship (which was totally his fault), he really is a new man, and they’re completely in love. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn’t it? Isn’t it?! She has no idea but she’s got to find out before he pops the question... because she’s not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. Which will make for a very uncomfortable family holiday. He’s got to ask her before they go. So Operation Proposal begins.

As time ticks down to their flight, Hannah realizes that her own secrets are threatening their future. Before she can be happy with Sam, she’s got a lot to learn about herself in the twelve days to Christmas.