After misspending my school maths lessons creating a dynasty-inspired serial starring Morton Harket's cheekbones, being a published romance author really is a dream come true!
I'm an ex au pair, bookseller, marketing manager and Scarborough seafront trader who had to sell rock from under a sign that said 'Cheapest on the Front', and I now work as a membership manager for a an environmental charity. Sadly I spend most of my time chained to a desk wrestling with databases but sneak out to one of our beautiful reserves whenever I find an excuse. I am lucky enough to live in beautiful York with my extremely patient husband, our daughter, one very fluffy dog, two dog-loathing cats and a goldfish called Bob.
On the rare occasions that I'm not writing, working, taking my daughter to her many activities, or tweeting, I plan holidays; even if I can't go on them all I can use my favourite locations in my books! I write deeply emotional romance with a hint of humour, a splash of sunshine and usually a great deal of delicious food - and equally delicious heroes.
The Italian millionaire's secret heir!
Waitress Sophie Bradshaw is used to being ignored at glamorous parties and, bruised by a disastrous relationship, that's fine by her. Until Marco Santoro offers her his jacket, leading to a magical Christmas evening together…
Exasperated by his family's matchmaking, millionaire Marco never gets close to anyone. But one heart-stopping night with Sophie isn't enough, and he invites her to his Venetian palazzo. Little does he know that Sophie is bringing one tiny, life-changing surprise with her!