Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Owned / 0 Comments
Is the rock and roll lifestyle all it’s cracked up to be?
Being the girlfriend of a rock star isn’t all glitz and glamour – at least that’s what Izzy Grant has found since she started dating Seth Roberts of Scarlet Gryphon fame; it’s actually a lot of waiting and wondering and worrying as Seth travels the world whilst she’s stuck in London. Can she ever rely on Mr. Cool to settle down?
But rock gods get insecure too, and whilst Seth is jetting off to far-flung locations to perform sold-out shows, he worries that Izzy will find a “Joe Normal” and opt for a more ordinary life. Plus, he could do with some support when a certain entitled rock star girlfriend gets too big for her Jimmy Choos and threatens to break up the band.
There is a solution, but are either of them willing to take the plunge?
Connected to Izzy’s Christmas Star (you’ll want to read this one, too)
Tags: Berni Stevens, ChocLit Publishing, Contemporary Romance, It's Only Rock and Roll
Posted February 4, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments
When going back to your roots is the only way forward …
Raegan Kent-Walters is living a high life. Thanks to her husband’s salary, she enjoys the elite Surrey housewife existence of luxury holidays, exclusive gym memberships, and skinny lattes.
But then the high life comes crashing down, and, whilst reeling from the discovery that her husband wasn’t the man she thought he was, Raegan is also confronted with the reality that she and her daughter, Sabrine, will have to make some major life changes.
So, out goes the state-of-the-art Range Rover, and in comes the beat-up old Transit van to take them away; back to Raegan’s roots in Yorkshire and the life she abandoned.
But perhaps by embracing who she used to be, Raegan can find the strength she never knew she had, building something unexpected – but truly special – to get her and Sabrine through to a brighter future.
Tags: Gina Hollands, romance, Ruby Fiction, The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather
Posted December 1, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
A peaceful Christmas in Serenity Bay? Think again!
Chloe Walsh’s skills as location manager for the beautiful seaside village she calls home have come up trumps again, and Serenity Bay is now the setting for cozy crime drama “The Montgomery Mysteries”, starring amateur sleuth Dominic Montgomery and his crime-solving dog, Agatha.
But Chloe is in a race against time. Filming has to finish before the village Midwinter Festival but schedules are tight – and a mystery saboteur is intent on slowing things down even further. Not only is Chloe facing problems with the shoot, but she also has some personal conundrums to solve – a diva actor has commandeered her flat, her mum is having a late mid-life crisis, plus she has no idea what to buy for her Christmas-obsessed boyfriend!
Can Chloe sort out her life and save Christmas for an entire village?
Sequel to Summer at Serenity Bay
Tags: Christmas at Serenity Bay, Contemporary Romance, Helen Bridgett
Posted April 27, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance / 2 Comments
Does first love deserve a second chance?
Ava Flynn sometimes feels like the clothes donated to her charity shop have seen more life than her, but ‘maximum dedication for a minimum wage’ is what it takes to keep her mother’s beloved wildlife charity, All Critters Great and Small, running – especially in the village of Dapplebury, where business is certainly not booming.
But when Ava’s first love, Henry Bramlington, returns to the village, suddenly life becomes a little too eventful. Henry escaped Dapplebury many years before, but now he has the power to make or break the village he left behind – All Critters Great and Small included.
Can Ava trust the boy who ran away to give both her and her charity a second chance?
Tags: A Summer of Second Chances, Carol Thomas, Choc Lit, Contemporary Romance
Posted April 20, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Could a beautiful old house and a handsome stranger hold the key to a life-changing secret?
Rosie Phillips could be forgiven for not being immediately won over by Tanner Bryant. After all, their first meeting involves him knocking a tray of prawn cocktail over her very expensive dress at a charity event on the grounds of Lucerne Lodge.
But little does Rosie know how pivotal that awkward first meeting will be, or how the Lodge will become the unexpected backdrop for a summer spent finding out who she really is, and who she could be …
Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the Beach – The Truth Lies Buried – Christmas at Borteen Bay #2.5 – Sunny Days at the Beach – Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe #3.5 – Summer at Lucerne Lodge –
Tags: Contemporary Romance, Morton S. Gray, Summer at Lucerne Lodge, The Borteen Secrets #4
Posted September 25, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
A return to the Riviera on the trail of a runaway groom …
When out-of-work actor Ryan Calder attends a wedding as the plus-one of the successful businesswoman, Nadine Wells, he doesn’t expect to get in a scuffle with the groom.
But Ryan has a good reason. He recognizes the groom from another wedding where the same man had made a quick getaway, taking the wedding money and leaving a heartbroken bride in his wake. It seems he’s struck again, and Nadine’s poor friend is the target.
Ryan and Nadine decide they can’t let it happen to another woman, so with a group of friends they hatch a plan that will take them to the French Riviera, hot on the heels of the crooked groom. But could their scheme to bring him to justice also succeed in bringing them closer together?
Titles in the Riviera series include – Summer in San Remo – A Wedding on the Riviera –
Tags: A Wedding on the Riviera, Contemporary Romance, Evonne Wareham, Riviera #2
Posted September 15, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 2 Comments
How far would you travel to find the truth?
It’s the 1960s and Jennifer Howells is a young woman with the world at her feet, just on the cusp of leaving her Welsh village for an exciting life in the city.
Then the contents of an inconspicuous brown envelope turn Jennifer’s world upside down. The discovery leaves her spiraling, unsure who she is.
Overnight, Miss Goody Two Shoes is replaced by a mini-skirted wild child who lives for parties and rock’n’roll.
But Jennifer’s experience with the excesses of sixties’ culture leaves her no closer to her true identity. She soon realizes she’ll have to travel further – first to Cardiff, then across the ocean to Sicily – if she wants to find out who she really is …
Tags: Her Sister's Secret, Jan Baynham, romance, The Summer of '66
Posted August 25, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Follow your yellow brick road…
Alice Dorothy Matthews is on the road to paradise! She’s sold her house in London, got rid of her nasty ex, and arranged her move to Portugal where friendship and romance awaits. All that’s left to do is find a place to call home.
But Alice’s dreams are called into question when complications with friends, work, and new relationships make her Portuguese paradise feel far too much like reality.
Will Alice’s dream of a new home in the sun come true?
Connecting stories – The House That Alice Built – New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun
Tags: Chris Penhall, New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun, romance, sequel
Posted August 18, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
From party nights at the pub to sunny days at the beach …
Craft shop owner Mandy Vanes has always enjoyed a commitment-free singleton lifestyle — in fact, she’s well-known for her wild ways in her small seaside town on the coast.
But when local teenager, Nick Crossten, turns to her for help, Mandy has the opportunity to prove she can be a responsible adult. Although things get tricky when gin distillery owner Graham Frankley comes to town with some unexpected news.
Could this mean that Mandy the party girl is finally ready to grow up?
Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the Beach – The Truth Lies Buried – Christmas at Borteen Bay – Sunny Days at the Beach –
Tags: Borteen Secrets #4, Morton S. Gray, romance, Sunny Days at the Beach
Posted August 13, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Home is where the heart is …
Alice Dorothy Matthews is sensible. Whilst her best friend Kathy is living it up in Portugal and her insufferable ex Adam is traveling the world, Alice is working hard to pay for the beloved London house she has put her heart and soul into renovating.
But then a postcard from Buenos Aires turns Alice’s life upside down. One very unsensible decision later and she is in Cascais, Portugal, and so begins her lesson in ‘going with the flow’; a lesson that sees her cat-sitting, paddle boarding, dancing on top of bars and rediscovering her artistic talents.
But perhaps the most important part of the lesson for Alice is that you don’t always need a house to be at home.
Connecting stories – The House That Alice Built – New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun
Tags: Chris Penhall, romance, The House That Alice Built