A New Christmas novella! Christmas For CommitmentphobES -coming soon!

At Christmas time, the last thing you need is more commitments.

Lara is so busy trying to get her fledgling software company off the ground that she’s up in Yorkshire, pitching for business, just before Christmas. When bad weather sees the trains cancelled, the only place she can find shelter is a small pub called the Trewton Arms.

Thilini (‘Tilly’) loves that her art helps feed her travel addiction. She’s back in England for Christmas after two years away and can’t wait to be on the move again. 

When they meet their attraction is hard to deny. But what happens when the trains are running again and they have to go their separate ways?

Christmas for Commitmentphobes is a standalone novella in the Trewton Royd small town romance series. If you like closed door romances, with feisty heroines and realistic dialogue, you’ll love Christmas for Commitmentphobes. Ideal for fans of Lucy Parker or Jackie Lau.

New Release announcement! Belonging is out now!

Book cover for Belonging small town romance

Belonging is finally out in the world! It’s on Kindle only at the moment and it’s on spesh for 99p/99c for a few days. It’s more women’s fiction than rom com, this book, although there are a couple of jokes in it (as always). I hope you enjoy it.


It’s only been out a few hours, but here’s what people are saying about it:Book cover for Belonging small town romance

As well as being a lovely romance with a HEA it is also a very good story about family, love and honesty.” Amazon review

There’s so much heart in this little story of second chances” Amazon review

(I) loved how although the two women had barely met before, they were able to take comfort from each others acquaintance.” Amazon review

There only a few reviews at the moment, so if you do read it, please, please post a review.


She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?

Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost lover. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.

Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.

As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other.

But with attraction comes guilt.

Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

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Goodreads Book Review: Cora’s Christmas Kiss and Jessica’s Christmas Kiss by Alison May

I had a bit of a Christmas novella reading spree this Christmas – partly because I can on holiday in Sri Lanka over Christmas and somehow, reading about snowy, frosty christmasses seemed more appropriate when you’re lying under a fan in a tropical country. I read Alison May’s two Christmas novellas in quick succession.

Jessica's Christmas KissJessica’s Christmas Kiss by Alison May

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book because I read Cora’s Christmas kiss (review below) and really really wanted to know more about ‘Fake Alan’. I was thrilled to find out that the latest Christmas kiss novella was ABOUT Fake Alan.

This is my favourite book of the series (not just because of the Fake Alan thing). We met Jessica in Cora’s Christmas Kiss, where she comes across as a little bit too gentle and weak. In this book you find out why she did what she did and she’s not really weak at all (gentle, yes, but not weak).

Oh and I loved fake Alan and his very unusual backstory. The theories his housemates came up with as to why he called himself Alan had me in stitches.
Good fun for christmas reading!

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Cora's Christmas KissCora’s Christmas Kiss by Alison May

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can’t think of a worse way to spend Christmas than working in Santa’s grotto, so the setting of this book had me interested from the start. It took me a while to realise the connection between Cora and the characters in Holly’s Christmas kiss (it’s been a long time since I read the first book in the series), but I was pleased when I got it.
This is a very sweet book and one of the scenes towards the end (I won’t tell you which one, you’ll know it when you get to it) had me on the verge of tears. Great Christmas reading.

Oh, and I REALLY wanted to know more about Fake Alan… who, thankfully, appears in the next book in the series!

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Goodreads Book Review: Malaika by Van Heerling

MalaikaMalaika by Van Heerling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a lovely little story – set in the Serengeti, it follows the unlikely, but deeply spiritual friendship between a man and a lion. It’s an enchanting and atmospheric story. It’s a novella, so it took me a bit over an hour to read. Well worth it.

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