Une grande ville,
un petit ami en fuite,
une chaude nuit d'été
et une Vespa...
Dans la vie, Sunny est plutôt du genre à se laisser mener par le bout du nez... Mais quand elle découvre une photo de son petit ami Mark en train d'embrasser une autre fille, elle voit rouge ! Elle décide alors de se lancer à sa poursuite dans tout Londres pour apprendre la vérité de sa bouche. Aidée par sa meilleure amie et deux mystérieux garçons, la voilà embarquée dans une nuit complètement folle de fêtes improvisées, de concerts surprises et de rencontres improbables !
« Un roman d'été génial ! » - The Bookseller
Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on Twitter.Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?
Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules. And the number one rule is that good-natured fat girls like her don't get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve's heart since university. But William's been in LA for three years, and Neve's been slimming down and re-inventing herself so that when he returns, he'll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her.So she's not that interested in other men. Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she'd better get some, well, experience.What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia's colleague Max. Wicked, shallow, sexy Max. And since he's such a man-slut, and so not Neve's type, she certainly won't fall for him. Because William is the man for her... right?Somewhere between losing weight and losing her inhibitions, Neve's lost her heart - but to who?
STATE OF GRACEMoney makes the world go round - that's what twenty-something Grace Reeves is learning. Stuck in a grind where everyone's ahead apart from her, she's partied out, disillusioned, and massively in debt. If she's dumped by another rock-band wannabe, squashed by anyone else at her cut-throat fashion job, or chased by any more bailiffs, Grace suspects she'll fall apart...GRACE UNDER PRESSURESo when older, sexy and above all, wealthy art-dealer Vaughn appears, she's intrigued against her will. Could she handle being a sugar daddy's arm-candy?SAVING GRACESoon Grace is thrown into a world of money and privilege, at Vaughn's beck and call in return for thousands of pounds in luxurious gifts, priceless clothes - and cash. She's out of her depth. Where's the line between acting the trophy girlfriend, and selling yourself for money? And, more importantly, whatever happened to love?
Grace is in love with pink guitars, Harry Styles, dark-chocolate Tunnock's teacakes, Audrey Hepburn and a boy called Jack (well, maybe not quite in love) . . .Whether you've read Sarra Manning's acclaimed Diary of a Crush series or not, you'll fall for Grace as - on Edie's advice - she writes a diary of her own to deal with all the confusing and awkward situations she finds herself in.
New town, new college, new people, Edie's feeling overwhelmed. What if nobody wants to be her friend? But then something happens that turns her life upside down: Edie spots Dylan. Messy-haired, pouty, frustratingly elusive Dylan. . .Fast forward to the college trip to Paris and things are really heating up. In between the shopping, the clubbing, the kissing and the making up, something happens between Edie and Dylan that changes both their lives for ever. But do boys like Dylan ever play for keeps?
Edie's having major boy issues. Trying to get over Dylan is hard, but snogging new boy Carter isn't hurting. . .When everyone heads off to a summer festival, Edie wants to forget her troubles and try and have fun. But she didn't count on her leftover feelings for Dylan and now she's all churned up again. Edie's got some big decisions to make, but is she ready to kiss and make up?
Edie and Dylan have been dreaming about their road trip across America for ever. But nine weeks in a car together is going to be a huge test for them. They're crazy in love, but what if that's not enough?Trailer parks, diners, motels and glitzy casinos are the backdrop for an adventure that threatens the whole future of their relationship. Will Edie and Dylan be able to go the distance?
Alice Jenkins is the worst girlfriend in the world according to the many, many boys who've shimmied up lampposts and shoplifted from New Look to impress her, only to be dumped when she gets bored of them. Alice has a very low boredom threshold.But she never gets bored with Franny, her best friend since they met at nursery school. Friends are for ever. Ain't nothing going to come between them. Girls rule, boys drool is their motto. Well, it's Alice's motto, Franny doesn't have much time for boys; they're all totes immature and only interested in one thing.But then there's Louis Allen, lead singer of Thee Desperadoes, the best band in Merrycliffe-on-sea (though that could be because they're the only band in Merrycliffe-on-sea). He's a tousle-haired, skinny-jeaned, sultry-eyed manchild, the closest thing that Franny's ever seen to the hipsters that she's read about on the internet and she's been crushing on him HARD for the last three years.She's never worked up the courage to actually speak to him but she's sure on some deeper level that goes beyond mere words, Louis absolutely knows that she's his soulmate. He just doesn't know that he knows it yet. It's why he cops off with so many other girls.So, when Alice, bored with callow youths, sets her sights on Louis it threatens to tear the girls' friendship apart, even though they're better than fighting over a boy. They strike a devil's deal - may the best girl win. Best friends become bitter rivals and everything comes to an explosive conclusion on their first trip to London.Can true friendship conquer all?
Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there's the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of 'challenging' boyfriends, but nobody's perfect. But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold - handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious - is sent in to manage the media crisis . . . and Ellie.David thinks she's a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he's a shark in a Savile Row suit, so it's just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds . . .
'Deeply satisfying and impossible to put down' Santa Montefiore
'Fascinating . . . a gripping story of love and war' Rachel Hore
'An absorbing, unconventional love story' Woman & Home
'Highly absorbing and atmospheric' Stylist
After the Last Dance is an extraordinary story of two women, separated by time but connected by fate, that will make you believe in the redemptive power of unexpected love. Perfect for readers of Rachel Hore, Kathryn Hughes and Tasmina Perry.
Kings Cross station, 1943. Rose arrives in London hoping to swap the drudgery of wartime for romance, glamour and jiving with GIs at Rainbow Corner, the famous dance hall in Piccadilly Circus. As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done its worst.Las Vegas, present day. A beautiful woman in a wedding dress walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her. When Leo slips the ring onto Jane's finger, he has no idea that his new wife will stop at nothing to get what she wants.So when Jane meets Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them. But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace with the tragic secrets that have always haunted their lives?
'Extremely atmospheric and unputdownable. I loved it' Marian Keyes
What readers are saying about The House of Secrets:'Libby and Zoe are complex, courageous and believeable and I found their stories absolutely compelling to read with a very satisfying ending''I cried, I smiled, I swore in anger at parts . . . such a brilliant piece of writing''Enjoyed every page of this lovely book and its lovely heroines Zoe and Libby. Highly recommended for a great feel good read''Finished the whole book in one night, literally unputdownable'An ordinary house on an ordinary street, built in 1936 and never lived in. Its rooms might be empty, but this house is full of secrets.When Zoe and Win, raw and reeling from a recent tragedy, move into their new home it's meant to be a fresh start and a way to mend the holes in their relationship.But pushed to the back of a cupboard is a suitcase that's been gathering dust for eighty years. Inside is a wedding dress, letters and a diary all belonging to a woman called Libby. And there's something else in the suitcase, something that echoes Zoe's own pain.Zoe follows Libby's trail from Paris to Spain on the brink of Civil War to secret trysts in London, and as Libby finds the courage to live and love again, Zoe begins to let go of her own grief.But when Libby's story takes a darker turn, Zoe becomes increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened all those years ago. Because if Libby managed to get her happy ever after then maybe Zoe and Win can too . . .Perfect for fans of Rachel Rhys, Jenny Ashcroft, Santa Montefiore and Kathryn Hughes. 'An engrossing read' Woman & Home
'A wonderful book' Heat
'This beautiful dual love story is a real page-turner' Hello!'Filled with warmth and great characters' Stylist
Quand Edie, la jolie blonde, rencontre Jim, bizarrement sublime et sublimement bizarre, c'est le coup de foudre... et le début des ennuis ! Les baisers torrides succèdent aux crises de nerfs, l'amour fou laisse place aux pires disputes... " Sortons ensemble ou soyons amis ", propose Edie. " Pourquoi pas les deux ? " répond Jim. Trop facile ! Edie parviendra-t-elle à jouer avec le feu sans s'y brûler les ailes ?
A 17 ans, Jeane est une célébrité du Web grâce à son blog fashion et son concept de la « ringardise sublimée ». Jeane Smith, ce sont plus de 500 000 followers sur Twitter, une rubrique mode dans un magazine japonais, un style inégalable. Pourtant, malgré des centaines d'amitiés virtuelles et un petit ami cool, Jeane est la paria excentrique du lycée. En même temps, plus on la déteste, et plus elle adore, ça ! Lorsque Michael Lee, le prototype même du garçon ultra populaire bien sous tout rapport, vient annoncer à Jeane que son petit ami sort secrètement avec sa propre copine, c'est un véritable choc des cultures. Michael et Jeane n'ont absolument RIEN en commun. Ils se haïssent au premier regard, sans comprendre ni comment ni pourquoi ils sont autant attirés physiquement l'un par l'autre...
Hope Delafield hasn't always had an easy life. She has red hair and a temper to match, as her mother is constantly reminding her. She can't wear heels, is terrified of heights and being a primary school teacher isn't exactly the job she dreamed of doing, especially when her class are stuck on the two times table.At least Hope has Jack, and Jack is the God of boyfriends. He's sweet, kind, funny, has a killer smile, a cool job on a fashion magazine and he's pretty (but in a manly way). Hope knew that Jack was The One ever since their first kiss after the Youth Club Disco and thirteen years later, they're still totally in love. Totally. They're even officially pre-engaged. And then Hope catches Jack kissing her best friend Susie... Does true love forgive and forget? Or does it get mad... and get even?
Margot désespère de trouver l'amour.
Will a peur d'aimer.
Et pourtant... tous deux vont tomber amoureux de Blossom : une staffie au coeur tendre et au passé tragique. Après leur première rencontre au centre de secours, Margot et Will veulent adopter Blossom et acceptent à contrecoeur d'en partager la garde. Très différents dans leur façon de gérer leur quotidien, Will et Margot ont beaucoup de mal à élever cette adorable chienne qui commence à n'en faire qu'à sa tête...
Pourront-ils trouver un terrain d'entente pour devenir de vrais partenaires et peut-être même des amis ?
« Le meilleur antidote à ces temps terribles. Absolument magnifique ! » - Marian Keyes
« Apprivoise-moi s'emparera de votre coeur. Tendre et réconfortant, c'est l'un des plus beaux livres que j'ai lus cette année. » - Louise O'Neill
« Un livre au grand coeur, drôle, sage et édifiant. C'est le livre dont tout le monde a besoin cette année. » - Iona Grey