Big Girl Panties: #One Like a Lady Series
Mom always tells me that when life gives you lemons you squeeze the heck out of them and hope for some lemonade, but after catching that no-good lying, jerk of a bastard cheating on me seconds before we were supposed to be married, I do what any self-respecting Southern girl would do: throw a punch and hide under my blankie. Now, Mary Lou thinks I need a night of fun and adventure. I agree to go out, planning to get her off my back, but when I find myself in Mason Pierce’s arms, I’m thanking my lucky stars, and my best friend. ~Red
Freemont, Oklahoma, is the last place on the whole damned planet that I want to spend my summer and working on my parents’ ranch is the last thing I want to do, but damned if that’s not what I’m doing. Monroe and I need a night away from this place, a night to blow off steam. A party at the lake sounds like a mighty fine idea, and after catching a glimpse of Red Summers in the firelight, I’m quickly changing my tune. ~Mason
Those Who Lie: the gripping new thriller you won’t be able to stop talking about
‘[A] scorchingly good thriller’ – Lisa Hall, bestselling author of mega-hit Between You and Me
‘A tantalising and taut thriller with more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Red herrings swim all the way through it. An excellent page turner’ – Sally (Goodreads)
Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.
At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death – events which led to her own memory loss – she begins to suspect that her husband’s death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate…
But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily’s physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can’t possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.
And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.
Can she really trust herself?
Reviewers love Those Who Lie:
‘This is a must read for anyone who lives to delve into psychological thrillers!’ – Linda Strong, Netgalley
‘With brilliant main characters and a wonderful plot, this book is a real page turner. I would highly recommend this book.’ – Stephanie Collins, Netgalley
‘I absolutely adored this book’ – Lu Dex, Netgalley
‘Great book.. keeps you guessing!! If you love twists and turns then this book if for you!’ – Diane Merrit, Netgalley
‘With twists and turns that will wrong-foot you all the way, a dash of dark humour and a strong emotional punch, this is an excellent debut that more than earns its place within the genre.’ – S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood
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The Beach House
Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters.
Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother—coming just as her own life is spinning out of control—has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide "turtle lady" and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it is in reconnecting with her mother that she will learn life's most precious lessons—true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.
Garden of Stars: A gripping novel of hope, family and love across the ages
‘GARDEN OF STARS by Rose Alexander is a stunning debut novel, rich in detail and brimming with emotion.’ – Books of all Kinds
The Alentejo, Portugal 1934
I am Inês Bretão and I am 18 years old. Now that I am finally an adult and soon to be married, I feel like my real life is about to begin. I have decided to document everything that happens to me, for my children and my grandchildren…
As Sarah Lacey reads the scrawled handwriting in her great-aunt's journal on a trip to Portugal, she discovers a life filled with great passion, missed chances and lost loves – memories that echo Sarah's own life. Because Sarah's marriage is crumbling, her love for her husband ebbing away, and she fears the one man she truly loves was lost to her many years ago…
But hidden within the faded pages of the journal is a secret Inês has kept locked away her entire life, and one final message for her beloved niece – a chance for Sarah to change her life, if she is brave enough to take it.
What reviewers are saying about Rose Alexander
‘a beautifully written book’ – Maddy (Netgalley)
‘Garden of Stars is a book that stayed with me after I turned the last page. I felt enriched after finishing the book.’ – Bookaholic Swede
‘a beautifully written story of love and loss. It takes you on a journey to remember, seamlessly intertwining both the past and the present to make a moving tale that will stay with you long after the final page has been turned.’ – Cal’s Blog
‘a beautifully poignant, richly-told story of love and loss’ – Becca’s Books
‘I loved this book’ – Kate, Netgalley reviewer
The Summerhouse by the Sea
The People at Number 9
Envy. Longing. Betrayal.
Have you met the new neighbors?
Sara and Neil have new neighbors in their street. Glamorous and chaotic, Gavin and Louise make Sara’s life seem dull. As the two couples become friends, sharing suppers, red wine and childcare, it seems a perfect couples-match. But the more Sara sees of Gav and Lou, the more she longs to change her own life. But those changes will come at a price.
Under an Amber Sky: A Gripping Emotional Page Turner You Won’t Be Able to Put Down
‘Under an Amber Sky is simply Sublime. I was cast under a spell and was completely enthralled. Definitely a feast of different emotions. I loved it!’ - Dash Fan, Blogger
From the bestselling author of GARDEN OF STARS comes a heartwarming and emotional story of hope and second chances.
When Sophie Taylor’s life falls apart, there is only one thing to do: escape and find a new one.
Dragged to Montenegro by her best friend Anna, Sophie begins to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But when she stumbles into an old, run-down house on the Bay of Kotor, she surprises even herself when she buys it.
Surrounded by old furniture, left behind by the former inhabitants, Sophie becomes obsessed by a young Balkan couple when she discovers a bundle of letters from the 1940s in a broken roll-top desk. Letters that speak of great love, hope and a mystery Sophie can’t help but get drawn into.
Days in Montenegro are nothing like she expected and as Sophie’s home begins to fill with a motley crew of lodgers, the house by the bay begins to breathe again. And for Sophie, life seems to be restarting. But letting go of the past is easier said than done…
Praise for Under an Amber Sky:
‘Sometimes a book just really resonates with you from the very first chapter and hits you where it matters the most and this was definitely the case with this second book from Rose Alexander.’ – Shaz’s Book Blog
‘This is a heartwarming story, beautifully told and I have no hesitation recommending it.’ – Jill’s Book Cafe
‘I adored Under an Amber Sky’ – Claire Reeder, NetGalley Reviewer
‘5/5 stars – wow!’ – Megan Wood, NetGalley Reviewer
‘Wonderful writing…a remarkably hopeful book’ – Kathleen Gray, NetGalley Reviewer
‘What a really lovely book about love, grief, friendships and new beginnings. A must read.’ – Susan Anne Burton, NetGalley Reviewer
‘Roller coaster of emotions. A great story.’ – AnneMarie Brear, Blogger
‘Under an Amber Sky is beautifully written. Five stars. Poignant and heartfelt read. Perfect read for lovers of women's literature, and who love adventure and emotional reads.’ – Dash Fan, Blogger
Falling For My Best Friend's Brother
Mandy needs a night of mindless, high-octane, horizontal heat. But one can't escape one's inner nature - or in Mandy's case her high IQ. Drawn to brains as well as brawn, Mandy searches for that elusive package that contains both an intellect to match her own, and an appetite for steamy abandon that's downright indecent.
The S'expert is a detailed, dirty-talking, cerebral sexcapade of a relationship on the cusp of creation. Fall in love with Mandy as she falls head over heels for 'The S'expert', in an astoundingly-erotic, brain-feeding, life-affirming literary spectacle.
(Originally published as 'The Violin's Puppeteer', this 27,000 word erotic romance came second in the novella section of the BDSM Writers Con 2016 Golden Flogger Awards)
Sunshine After the Rain: the perfect summer beach read for 2017!
‘The perfect summer read!’ Pretty Little Book Reviews
A summer that changes everything…
Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.
Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!
A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…
The new delightfully uplifting beach read. Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Christie Barlow and Zara Stoneley.
Praise for Sunshine After the Rain:
‘Sure to lift your spirits. Fast-paced, light-hearted and 100% charming. The perfect summer read.’ Pretty Little Book Reviews
‘A great summer beach read to chase all your cares away!’ Rosemary Smith (NetGalley reviewer)
‘A refreshing sweet romance. A wonderful read!’ Patty Wilderman (NetGalley reviewer)
‘The perfect sunny summer read.’ Carrie’s Book Reviews