Acting Up (re-issued by Random House in summer 2008)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large ego must be in want of a woman to cut him down to size .... Sharp, witty journalist Jasmin lands the role of Elizabeth Bennett in a one-off fundraising play adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Hollywood heartthrob Harry Noble is playing Mr Darcy, and is every bit as obnoxious as Jasmin could have hoped. This is Jane Austen’s matchless love story with added 21st century fizz.
|Persuading Annie (re-issued by Random House in July 2007)|
Annie Markham has never got over her first love. Seven years later Jake Mead comes into her life again, the one man who can rescue her family’s ailing company. Annie’s ascerbic treatment of Jake makes him realise he has never achieved the “closure” that years of expensive analysis should have delivered. And when Jake appears to be falling for a much younger girl, Annie realises how much she cares for him still. Wonderfully romantic, witty and funny.
The Learning Curve (August 2006)
Nicky Hobbs loves her job teaching at a local primary school. Mark Samuels is a frazzled single father working hard to provide for his beloved son Oscar – one of Nicky’s pupils. Ms Hobbs is certain Mr Samuels is a heartless workaholic and Mr Samuels is equally certain that Ms Hobbs is an interfering busybody – then they gradually start to learn that first impressions can be deceptive. Funny, tender and sharp.
The Waitress (August 2004)
Katie Simmonds wants to be a film director. Or maybe a writer. A florist? No, an educational psychologist for sure. Unfortunately Katie Simmonds is a waitress – with a lot of ambition. Then the café where she works is taken over by the last man in the world she ever wants to see again. Warm and witty.
The Nanny (April 2003)
Jo Green takes a nannying job in London to escape from her small-town lifestyle, quarrelsome parents and long term boyfriend and is thrown headlong into the designer chaos of the Fitzgeralds with their three extraordinary children. Just as she is getting to grips with the family and the remote controls a new lodger - the good looking but moody Josh - appears on the scene to share her nanny flat and things start to get really tricky. Hugely enjoyable.