Rhoda Baxter’s contemporary romance novels
Doctor January (Choc Lit, ebook out now, paperback in August 2014)
If you keep looking back, you might miss what’s standing right in front of you …
Six months after a painful break-up from Gordon, Beth’s finally getting her life back on track. She has faith in her own scientific theories and is willing to work hard to prove them. She’s even beginning to see Hibs, her dedicated lab partner, as more than just a lousy lothario in a lab-coat and goggles.
So when Gordon arrives back from America without warning and expects to be welcomed back into Beth’s arms, she’s totally thrown. She also quickly begins to see that Gordon isn’t the man she thought he was … Hibs has always held a candle for Beth, but he can only wait so long for her to realise there’s more to life than being patronised and bullied by the one who’s meant to love and protect her.
Will Beth forsee the explosive nature beneath Gordon’s placid surface before he destroys everything she’s worked for, both inside and outside the lab?
Previously published as Patently in Love
Outrunning her past was never going to be easy …
A job in a patent law firm is a far cry from the glamorous existence of a popstar’s girlfriend. But it’s just what Jane Porter needs to distance herself from her cheating ex, Ashby, and the press furore that surrounds the wreckage of her love life.
In a new city with a new look Jane sets about rebuilding her confidence, and after Ashby’s betrayal, she resolves that this will be something she does alone.
That is until she meets patent lawyer, Marshall Winfield. Sweet, clever and dealing with the aftermath of his own romantic disaster, Marsh could be the perfect cure for Jane’s broken heart.
But with the paparazzi still hot on Jane’s heels and an office troublemaker hell-bent on making things difficult, do Jane and Marsh stand any chance of finding happiness together?
Or buy (also available in ebook lending libraries, hint, hint)
Having a Ball (Uncial Press, 2013)
Stevie has always relied on her brother to bail her out of trouble. Now she needs to prove to him that she can be independent and mature. When she takes on a job organising a charity ball for some slightly barmy retired academics, she’s not expecting to fall in love with the rambling old house, the even more rambling family that lives there and Tom, the boss’s son. If she can make the ball a success she could show the world, and herself, that she’s her own woman. She doesn’t need anyone else. Nope. Not anyone. Not at all.
Buy: Amazon (Kindle), all other eBook formats (Nook, Kobo, iBook etc, even non-DRM!) Or you can borrow from your ebook lending library!
Short Story Anthologies
Truly, Madly, Deeply (Mills and Boon, 2014)
Harlequin and the Romantic Novelists Association have got together to bring out another anthology of short stories. There are 24 new stories from 24 different writers – ranging from big names like Katie Fforde and Adele Parks, to new up and coming writers like Alison May, Talli Roland and me :-). It should be available in paperback from most bookshops and some supermarkets.
The ebook edition will contain even MORE stories (35 in all). Released on the 21st of Feb 2014 – just in time to buy for mother’s day…
Available from Amazon, Kobo and all book retailers.
My short story is also in one of the smaller mini-books that Mills and Boon will be releasing. Part 8 has stories from me, Julie Cohen and Mandy Baggot in it. I’m over the moon to be in a book with two other writers I admire so much.
Choc Lit Love Match (Choc Lit)
Choc Lit’s book of short stories containing one chocolate themed short story from each of their authors. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a recipe at the end of each story.It’s a great way to try out a whole bunch of new authors (and recipes) at a bargain price!