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New Romances in May - Part 2

And there's more! More gorgeously romantic novels for you to delve into - uplifting and heart warming stories to fall in love with. All of these lovelies will be out during the second half of May


Go on, treat yourself!


The Old Ducks Club by Maddie Please


Sophia Gregory is fading away...


Recently split from her married lover and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. Where has her life gone so wrong? How has it come to this? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself again.


Until she meets the Old Ducks!


Bold and brash, Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully – and they are Sophia’s worse nightmare! But when Sophia is made an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club, she begins to discover a new side to life. Dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her grey, drab old life and finds the fun side to living again!


And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she’s just a little braver, she can learn to spread her wings again....


It’s never too late to teach an Old Duck new tricks!


Amazon Price £1.89

Publication date 18th May 2021



A Secret Scottish Escape by Julie Shackman


Escape to the beautiful Scottish Highlands for a heartwarming and feel good cosy romance that will whisk you away from lockdown!


When Scotland’s sleepiest hamlet becomes the centre of hot gossip, Layla Devlin finds herself caught in a mystery…


When Layla’s fiancée has an unexpected heart attack and dies – in another woman’s arms, no less – Layla is determined to pack up and leave Loch Harris, the village she’s always called home. But an unexpected inheritance and love for her quiet corner of Scotland send her down a new path.


Now Layla finds herself facing a whole new kind of drama. Rumours swirl that a celebrity has moved into Coorie Cottage and Layla is determined to have him headline her opening night at local music venue The Conch Club. But the reclusive star is equally determined to thwart Layla’s efforts. Rafe Buchanan is in hiding for a reason, and soon his past comes to Loch Harris to haunt him…


Amazon Price £0.99

Publication date 21st May 2021



Once Upon A Puppy by Lizzie Shane


Opposites attract when a straitlaced lawyer and whimsical party planner must fake-date as co-parents of a rambunctious Great Dane in the second book of this im-paw-ssibly charming small-town romance series.


Once upon a time, an unruly puppy was looking for a place to call home...


Connor Wyeth has a plan for everything. But when he adopts Maximus, an unruly Irish wolfhound mix, he gets more than he bargained for. The only person Max ever listens to is the volunteer who used to walk him at the shelter - a perpetually upbeat woman whose day job is planning princess parties for little kids. Connor can't believe she'll be able to tame such a beast as Max, but he's desperate enough to try anything.


Deenie Mitchell isn't looking forward to spending more time with uptight, rules-orientated Connor - no matter how attractive he is. But when her sister announces her engagement, Deenie realizes he's the perfect person to impress her type-A family. When she learns he needs a plus-one for his law firm's work events, an unlikely alliance is formed. But then playing the perfect couple unexpectedly begins to feel all too...real.


Opposites may attract, but can this rule-maker and rule-breaker find a way to each other's hearts?


Amazon Price £2.99

Publication date 25th May 2021


Things Are Looking Up by Maxine Morrey


What if what you really need is right there in front of you, if you just take a moment to look up?

Milly has been waiting for this moment forever and finally it’s just an hour away – an interview with Vogue magazine and the opportunity to get her Louboutin-clad foot in the door. There’s just one problem – totally engrossed in her mobile phone, Milly doesn’t see the bus that is fast approaching – until it’s too late…


When Milly next opens her eyes, the consequences of her accident become clear. Everything she has worked for and dreamed of suddenly feels out of reach. But there is one bright spot on her horizon – the reappearance of her ex Jed, in all of his six-foot-four, broad-shouldered glory, with the most piercing ice blue eyes Milly ever saw.


Once used to working in a whirlwind, Milly now has the chance to reconsider how to live. Will she rush back to the treadmill, get her head down and back to business, or is there a whole other life waiting for her, if she’ll just look up to see it?


Amazon Price £1.89

Publication date 25th May 2021





The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan


Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure.


Liza is drowning under the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own.


Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.


When Martha sees Kathleen’s advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. Travelling with a stranger? No problem. She's not the world's best driver, but it couldn’t be worse than living with her parents again. And anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?


As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late for adventure…


Amazon Price £3.99

Publication date 27th May 2021



The Village Green Bookshop by Rachael Lucas


Frustrated that she spends all her time as either a mum to a football-obsessed teenager or a wife to a workaholic husband, Hannah wants something for herself. When the chance comes to take over the Post Office in Little Maudley, a charming Cotswold village, Hannah grabs it with both hands. She’ll have a career at last and also get her son Ben away from his trouble-making mates.


But village life is not so picture-perfect after all: Hannah finds herself an outsider in this tight-knit community where the height of your hedge is a gossip-worthy subject. Even her idea to introduce a small bookshop to the Post Office causes a stir.


At least Ben seems to have found his place as he joins the local football team, coached by ex-professional Jake Lovatt.


But a shocking secret from their past threatens to uproot the new life they’ve made for themselves, and has drastic consequences…


Amazon Price £3.99

Publication date 27th May 2021






Summer at the French Olive Grove by Sophie Claire


Could love be the biggest adventure of all?


Filmmaker Lily's life is all about work and adventure. So when she suffers an accident on her travels and finds herself recuperating in the quiet French seaside village where she spent her childhood, she can't wait to escape. Not least because Olivier - Lily's childhood friend and former crush, who she has spent the last thirteen years avoiding - is staying next door . . .


Strong-minded masterbaker Olivier is happily settled in St Pierre, preparing to marry and put down roots. But Lily's return to the village risks turning his carefully-laid plans upsidedown, and as the pair rediscover their familiar rivalry and fun, sparks fly.


Is Lily really as fearless and independent as she seems on the surface - or is she just running from the past? And what if Olivier is the only one who can teach her what it really means to be brave?



Amazon Price £2.99

Publication date 27th May 2021






That Certain Spark by Isobel Hart


A one-bedroom apartment with creeping damp.


Depressed cat, complete with litter tray.


Neither was part of Claire’s five-year plan.


Nor, for that matter, was divorce.


Left with a comfort eating habit that’s costing her a small fortune in ice-cream, and panic attacks flooring her in front of the supermarket meals-for-one, Claire turns to her mum and Mindfulness in the hope that one of them can help her find real happiness.


She thinks she’s cracked it… but then her past comes creeping back.


Now she has to work out what really makes her happy or risk a life where Ben & Jerry are the only men who matter.


Amazon Price £2.99

Publication date 28th May 2021







Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley


Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely - and inconvenient - places


Kara Sullivan is definitely not avoiding her deadline. After all, it's the week of her best friend's wedding and she's the maid of honour, so she's got lots of responsibilities. She's a bestselling romance novelist with seven novels under her belt, so she's a pro. Looming deadlines don't scare her, and neither does writer's block, which she most certainly does not have. She's just eager to support Cristina as she ties the knot. Right? Right.


But then who should show up at the rehearsal dinner but Kara's college ex-boyfriend, Ryan? Turns out he's one of the groom's childhood friends, and he's in the wedding party, too. Considering neither Kara nor Ryan were prepared to see each other ever again, it's decidedly a meet-NOT-cute. However, when Kara sits down to write again the next day, her writer's block is suddenly gone. Are muses real? And is Kara's muse . . . Ryan?


Amazon Price £4.79

Publication date 27th May 2021





The Broken Hearts Honeymoon by Lucy Dickens


When disaster strikes, adventure calls...


Charlotte had a plan. The perfect country wedding, followed by a month-long honeymoon in Japan - but when her fiancé starts having second thoughts, she knows there's no choice but to call off the wedding.


Charlotte isn't sure she knows how to be single, but she is going to try, starting with taking that trip of a lifetime - alone.


Will she find herself in the hills of Mount Fuji, or in the karaoke bars of Tokyo?


And will she be ready for romance by the time the cherry blossom flowers?



Amazon Paperback Price £6.55

Paperback Publication date 27th May 2021













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