Romance...from the beach to the city to the Australian bush
Romance stories from the beach to the city to the Australian bush...
Currently in Submission to Publishers
Working Title: Wildfire
Secrets can be hard to share… and old habits even harder to break. Lila Maxwell is an expert at moving on. She’s been doing it since she lost her family as a teenager and her medical career proved the perfect excuse to be too busy for love. When a stalker takes his obsession fatally too far, she abandons everything and moves to the country in search of safety and a place to belong. Reclusive farmer Daniel Hayden is unimpressed that city girl Lila outbid him for the former family homestead that he’d like razed to the ground. His reputation — as an excellent winemaker and as a suspect in his wife’s disappearance, both help and hinder his efforts to convince her to sell to him. When a dash of awkward country charm, and sharing the secrets that have shaped their lives brings them closer together, their undeniable chemistry smoulders. Will the consequences of those secrets tear them apart as they repeat the patterns of the past? Or will they fight for a future together in a place where they can both belong?
Working Title: The Wrong Brother.
Could the boy she’s despised for years be the man that she loves? Could the wrong brother be Mr Forever Right? Wattle Bay, her surf shop and surfing champion Drew Mackenzie — these are the three aspects of her life that Libby Campbell sees as her future. When Drew’s twin brother Jasper returns to their home town for a family Christmas after nearly a decade absence, Libby’s life is thrown into chaos. She finds herself attracted to the charming city lawyer who is out to win her heart. When both brothers announce they are home for good Libby gradually finds herself in the predicament of not knowing which of the two sexy brothers it is she truly loves. It’s a choice between fantasy and reality, between unrequited love and well-nurtured animosity. To find love Libby is forced to face the history, heartache and secrets she shares with each of the Mackenzie twins.
Working Title: Liars Like Us
Can two people who lie for a living ever trust each other enough to fall in love? Ally Wake, a notorious International thief and occasional spy for hire is on the run with a priceless black data diamond after a heist ends in disaster. She is desperate to find a way back to her high adrenaline life, the only life she knows. Ethan Jackson, a spy who has her under surveillance, wants to know everything about Ally's dubious past to ensure she isn't a threat to everything he cares about. When they wind up working together trust is hard to find, mutual attraction is tough to fight and realising they belong together is impossible to deny. If only they can stay safe from the dangers, secrets and lies of Ally's past long enough to face the truth, they might not just find all of the answers they seek, but each other.
Works In Progress
Working Title: Gaming For Love
San Francisco games design guru JT's carefully built world has tilted off it's axis. He’s realised he’s still hooked on his first love, his latest computer is not going to plan and he's facing a decision of a lifetime which could change everything. Monterey Coast portrait artist Carly Myers is navigating her way through a tricky divorce, handling a precocious twelve-year daughter and needs a high paying job, fast, if she’s to keep her artist retreat home. Jake hopes hiring Carly will solve all of his problems, both business and private and is determined to find out why Carly disappeared on him thirteen years ago without a word. Maybe then he can get over her and move on with his personal life. When Immersion Inc contacts Carly out of the blue to offer her a short-term contract as a computer games artist she's shocked to find out that the company’s enigmatic founder JT is Jake Tate, a ghost from her past that she's been too scared to face for years. The job he's offering is too good to pass up despite the inevitable upheaval it will cause to her entire life. Mutual attraction burns bright again between them as they work and spend time together but all the reasons they didn't end up together still remain. With Carly holding onto an unforgivable life-changing secret from their past their second chance at love might not stand a chance.