Joanna Rees - Author

About the Author

Jo Rees grew up in Chelmsford before getting an English and Drama degree at Goldsmiths' College. After several bizarre jobs, including running her own sandwich delivery business and writing promotions for the back of Sugar Puffs boxes, It Could Be You, was published in 1997 under her maiden name, Josie Lloyd, and enabled her to meet fellow novelist, Emlyn Rees. Together they wrote Come Together, a twenty-something rom-com, which became a number one Sunday Times bestseller and was translated into 26 languages. They went on to co-write six more successful novels, and along the way got married and had three kids. In 2007 Jo went solo and wrote Platinum, followed by Forbidden Pleasures in 2010. Jo also writes a light-hearted blog about her life as a novelist and mother in Brighton called mumwritesbooks.com, which was in the top ten Times mummy blogs.

 

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Featured books by Joanna Rees

The Key to It All

The Key to It All

Author: Joanna Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

When five random people simultaneously receive 'the key', they don't realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that -- if used wisely -- it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key's lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth ...

Other books by Joanna Rees

The Key to it All

The Key to it All

Author: Joanna Rees Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/08/2018

When five random people simultaneously receive `the key , they don t realise that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that if used wisely it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key s lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth

The Girl from Lace Island

The Girl from Lace Island

Author: Joanna Rees Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/05/2018

1989: When fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, the life she once loved becomes a distant memory. 2016: Jess dreams of far off places, of white sandy beaches and warm tropical seas. When she gets her longed-for job as cabin crew, those dreams are suddenly realized. But Jess has a troubled past and her present is about to become complicated and dangerous . . .

In the Shade of the Blossom Tree

In the Shade of the Blossom Tree

Author: Joanna Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2017

In the Shade of the Blossom Tree, previously published as Forbidden Pleasures, is a glittering novel of romance and suspense. In the high-stakes world of international gambling, where success is measured by the roll of a dice or the spin of a roulette wheel, the lives of two women will become entwined in ways neither could have imagined. Privileged party-girl Savannah Hudson has everything she's ever wanted - apart from the love of her cold and distant father, Michael. A self-made casino mogul in Las Vegas, he has little time for his daughter when competing with the other empires that line the famous strip. Lois, a tough, ruthlessly ambitious ex-cop, runs the security business of Michael's greatest rival. She's fought hard for everything she has in life and no one has been able to halt her rise through the glamour and wealth of the casinos . . . not even her young daughter. As the lines between their lives become ever more blurred, will the two women realize what truly matters before the morally corrupt world of gambling consumes them forever?

The Tides of Change

The Tides of Change

Author: Joanna Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2017

The Tides of Change, previously published as Platinum, explores the glamorous world of the super-wealthy in all its excess. From Moscow to Marrakesh, and Los Angeles to London, the reach of the super-elite stretches far and wide. Within this glamorous world where wealth means everything, three women are brought together . . . Frankie Willis, who fled her home in South Africa for a new life working in the Caribbean as a stewardess on the luxury mega-yacht, Pushkin; Peaches Gold who has established herself as the most influential madam in the city of angels, Los Angeles, and holds many secrets on the city's famous inhabitants; and Emma Harvey, the English socialite whose respectable married life hides a much darker past. Hailing from very different worlds, they have every reason to distrust each other when their lives unexpectedly collide, but their hatred for one man will unite them forever. That man is Yuri Khordinsky, a newcomer to the ranks of the world's super-rich who desperately craves acceptance in high society and will stop at nothing to get it . . .

The Girl from Lace Island

The Girl from Lace Island

Author: Joanna Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2016

Some bonds will never break . . . 1989 When happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, it is just the beginning of her woes. Feeling that she's just too foreign to ever fit in, she's desperate to get back to her family and friends. But in her absence, her paradise island has changed beyond all recognition and the life she once loved is now just a memory. Worse still, everyone and everything she loves is now in terrible danger. 2016 Jess dreams of far off places, of white sandy beaches and warm tropical seas. When she gets her longed-for job as cabin crew, those dreams are suddenly realized - especially when she's swept off her feet by the handsome and charismatic Blaise. But Jess has a troubled past and her present is about to become complicated and dangerous . . . Two women, decades apart, their lives submerged in disaster and betrayal. Both are on a mission to find out the truth about Lace Island, but what if their search for paradise comes at too high a price?

The Key to It All

The Key to It All

Author: Joanna Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

When five random people simultaneously receive 'the key', they don't realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that -- if used wisely -- it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key's lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth ...

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