Lilly Bartlett - cosy romcoms
Full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters
Full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters
When London's rising social media star, Nelly Roberts, is left in the lurch with not just a wedding but also the country’s biggest magazine feature on the line, she has no choice but to substitute one groom for another. Luckily she meets Rafael, who wants to stay in the UK where he's built the life he loves. So they make a pact: act the perfect couple for as long as it takes for Nelly to get her wedding and Rafael to get his visa. The catch? Absolutely nobody can know the truth.
With the magazine following their every move, Nelly’s ex re-emerges with a change of heart just as her pretend feelings for Rafael start to be anything but pretend. What could possibly go wrong?
"Simply perfect for a quiet evening romcom book sat on the sofa with a tub of ice cream. Nelly is hilarious!" My Yorkshire Litmosphere, Goodreads
"A quick, enjoyable read with plenty of warm fuzzies!! The story is engaging right from the start, the characters are charming, the dialogue is witty, and the fun doesn't stop till the very last page." Lisa, Goodreads
"Packs so much heart into just a few pages" Jenny, Goodreads
"It's like a happy Hallmark movie in book form. If you need something light and funny, this is a great book to pick up!" 5* Bookishbrookeish
"This was a super fun read! Just the pick to help boost my mood and make me smile." Marti, goodreads
"There were times where I legit LOLed! If you're into Sophia Kinsella, this is a book for you!" Savbeebooks
"This book is friggin’ adorable" Chandra, goodreads
As the fairy dogmother of North London, Scarlett specialises in training naughty pets. She’s the last chance for the lovable dogs and their humans, so she spends her days tangled up in leads and covered in fur with her business partner and best friend in the world. Thank goodness the women have each other.
But Scarlett has to get her relationship back on track, and Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.
“A romantic, heart-warming story, yet one that will have you laughing out loud.” Whispering Stories
“A bitter-sweet tale of romance and friendship.” The Curious Ginger Cat
"So engaging and witty." Sophie Kinsella, New York Times #1 bestselling author
"Really quite adorable. From friendships to relationships to a whole lot of dogs, I thoroughly enjoyed this from beginning to end." Chick Lit Plus
Together they'll prove that age doesn’t matter when it comes to friendship, togetherness and an unquenchable zest for life.
The residents of the Happy Home for Ladies have a big problem. Terrence, the owner’s mean-spirited father, is about to move into their famously all-female senior living home. Far from coasting into their twilight years, these women have a lot of living to do. And they’re planning to do it where the toilet seats stay firmly down.
The home’s chef, Phoebe, is desperate to help her friends plot to keep the all-women community that means so much to them. It’s become her life raft, too. Her job might be the only thing that finally makes her parents proud. If only Phoebe’s (probably hopeless) love, Nick, wasn’t lining up on the other side of the battle.
The stakes couldn’t be higher for everyone. Unless the home’s owner can improve business by moving men in, he’s going to close it down. Then the women will lose everything.
“Satisfying self-discovery and a sweet journey to love.” Publishers Weekly
Too bad the same can’t be said for single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie. When her beloved Aunt Kate ends up in hospital just before Christmas, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter rush to rural Wales to take over her B&B. A picky hotel reviewer and his mad family are coming to stay, and without the rating only he can give them, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.
But Lottie can barely run her own life, let alone a hotel. How will she manage to turn the falling-down guesthouse into the luxurious wonderland the reviewer expects? And could the mysterious taxi driver, Danny, who agrees to help her, turn out to be the real gift this season?
As the snow sparkles on the trees and hot chocolate steams in your hand, snuggle into the delicious magic of Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse.
“A precious little gem - packed with laughs, emotions, up and downs and love.” 5* Alba in Bookland
“Lottie was an absolute dream of a character.” 5* Crooks on Books
“Completely recommended as a feel-good read.” 5* Shaz’s Book Boudoir“A funny, feel-good romcom… the perfect read to curl up with” FABULOUS magazine
“The storyline instantly pulls you in but the characters and the festive feel make this story a magical CHRISTMAS read that will brighten those gloomy winter days.” 5* For Love of a Good Book
Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown.
What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.
That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends.
How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?
"Absolutely gorgeous!" Debbie Johnson
“Full of enjoyment, humour and utter brilliance.” 5* Ali the Dragon Slayer
“I loved every minute of this and raced through from first page to last. Funny, charming and irresistibly sweet." 5* Jen Med's Book Reviews
“Wowzer, it’s phenomenal! Just the right amounts of tension, humour, and drama.” 10 out of 10 Paige Turner Reviews
“Utterly fabulous, completely hilarious, a pure escapist read.” 5* Rachel's Random Reads
“I was buzzing through the pages - a story I HIGHLY recommend!” Mrs Mommy Booknerd
"Enchanting, huggable, gigglefest - the perfect antidote for the real world. 4* The Writing Garnet
When Emma’s boyfriend Daniel pops the question with a ring the size of a small country, she realizes just how different their worlds are. Her family can only afford a low-key wedding while Daniel’s mother is expecting a society party that their high-brow guests won’t forget!
How will Emma put together a sophisticated champagne-sodden celebration fit for Lords and Ladies when her dad can’t accept any help from Daniel’s family, her best friend Kelly has become a world-class Bridesmaidzilla and her cross-dressing Uncle Barbara is dying to strut his stuff up the aisle?
The big day is three months away. Just don’t look too closely, because nothing is as it seems!
BOOK 1 in the CARLTON SQUARE SERIES
"I loved the humour, the settings, the quirkiness, and ALL the characters." Jane Linfoot
"Full of fun, frolics and well-meaning family interference - it has all the appeal of a Richard Curtis. I loved it!" Cathy Bramley
"Warm, witty, and wonderful - the perfect rom com" Debbie Johnson
"So flirtatious and fresh - I loved it." Alexandra Brown, #1 bestselling author of Carrington's series
New mum of twins, Emma, is desperate to get back into the grown-up world. But she can’t exactly stash her toddlers in an office drawer while she works, so instead she opens a café in her neighbourhood.
But Emma isn’t looking for the best employees. She hires the ones who most need the help. It’s a bit like asking which cakes taste okay in a bakery. No fancy decoration or mouth-watering icing. Someone else will gladly have those. Emma wants the ones that are irregularly shaped or might have fallen on the floor. They’re still perfectly good, just not as obviously appealing as the perfect ones.
It might be Lou’s only chance to prove that she’s worth more than nearly everyone in her life thinks she is. Yet she’s about as cuddly as a cactus, which isn’t making her a natural in customer service. And Emma worries about what she’s hiding.
Soon the café fills with customers who are about as compatible as toothpaste and orange juice - freelancing hipsters, grumpy teens, new moms and ancient neighborhood residents - who have only one thing in common. They’re all looking for somewhere to fit in.
But someone is trying to shut down the café. If they can’t put their differences aside and work together, they'll all lose the community that has come to mean the world to them.
BOOK 2 in the CARLTON SQUARE SERIES
“The perfect blend of sweetness and substance, with plenty of laughs along the way.” Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
“It is a story with a beautiful message to share – sometimes people just need a helping hand.” Whispering Stories
“Well-paced and beautifully written with the right amount of humour. LOVED IT!” Christie Barlow, author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother“This book is generous, heartwarming, community spirited and restores your faith in humans." Cosy Books
“An absolutely wonderful read. [Emma is] the kick-arse heroine that we all need.” Chick Lit Uncovered