Winner of the contemporary romance category of the Piatkus Entice competition.
Books, chocolate and a Jacuzzi: could there be a better combination Gorgeous Geordie Leo arrives in Clayton-on-the-Bream with a mission to make his mark. When he reveals his ideas for a bespoke bookshop and chocolate-themed cafe, struggling writer Mab can't resist his plea for help.
However, Leo's timing is disastrous. Engaged to flighty, super-thin Sophie and knowing that Mab is up to her neck in a mysterious scheme of her own, Leo fights hard to ignore the warm, sensual friendship that is growing between them. When their eclectic mix of family and friends weigh in to help, the dream seems almost possible, but can Leo ignore Mab's shady past As they battle with sabotage, jealousy, vindictive neighbours and unpredictable relationships, Mab and Leo find that even chocolate can't always make miracles happen . . .
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After years of searching for the perfect job, Celia J Anderson thinks she has finally found it in teaching. Where else do you get paid for reading stories, playing with glue and paint and making small people laugh She is also a literacy consultant and runs a drama group. She has written and produced numerous plays, had articles published in the Guardian Family section and Child Education magazine, and has recently been short-listed for the Novelicious Undiscovered competition. She also writes for children.
She currently spends far too much time on Facebook, and blogs as part of the Romaniacs online writers' group - http://theromaniacgroup.wordpress.com - nine like-minded writers with a rapidly growing following who are working on the joint missions of getting published and eating a lot of cake. She is a member of the RNA (NWS), SCBWI and SWWJ.