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by Nicola May


It is a romantic comedy, the first in a trilogy, and will appeal to readers of Debbie Macomber, Milly Johnson, Miranda Dickinson, Jenny Hale, Sue Moorcroft, Cathy Bramley and Fiona Valpy.

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he - or she - has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed - and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?

There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.

With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

Nicola writes 'chick lit with a kick'. She was previously published by romance publisher Accent Press, but she decided to self-published this new series, and she is having amazing results (not easy to crack the #1 amongst so much competition!). For more details about her books go to www.nicolamay.com.

We have translation rights in her 9 backlist titles too:

THE SCHOOL GATES and CHRISTMAS YVES won awards for Best Author Published reads at the Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014 respectively. LET LOVE WIN was also nominated in 2013.

LOVE ME TINDER was ebook of the week in The Sun newspaper.

Praise for Nicola May’s books include:

‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson

‘A fun and flighty read’ - the Sun

‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’ - WOMAN Magazine

'One of those books that I can't stop thinking about way after I've read it! - Kim The Bookworm

"This book is so addictive that you will literally lose 3 hours of your life, and you won't care!" - Cara's Book Boudoir

"It’s one of my favourite books of this year so far." - That Thing She Reads

"I found this to be an enjoyable, fun, edgy and not your normal light and fluffy chick lit read - more please!!!" - Goodreads