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Nicola May - Author

About the Author

Nicola May is a bestselling author of 8 successful romantic comedy novels. Her quirky sense of humour and ability to deal with real life issues in a comedic way has won her a steady fan base worldwide. Her books, The School Gates and Christmas Evie won awards for Best Author Read at The Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014 respectively and Let Love Win was nominated in 2013.

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Chick Lit Lovers Vol Three

Chick Lit Lovers Vol Three

Author: Nicola May, Lisa Ryan, Christina Jones, Alison Rose, Lynne Barrett-Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2017

Five full length novels from best-selling contemporary womens fiction authors in one boxsetTickled Pink Posy has been dumped by her long-time boyfriend. Lola has lost her job and her home. The village of Steeple Fritton appears to be their only salvation. They have to utilise their assets or go under. But when the assets are a showman's traction engine, an ailing pub and a village full of eccentrics, the new life plan is not immediately obvious to either of them. Then Flynn and Ellis arrive and things go from the sublime to the ridiculousA Jersey Kiss People say that it's hard not to fall in love living in the ';Sunny Isle' of Jersey, but for Bea Philips, still reeling from a divorce and the loss of her beloved godmother, she's not sure she can find the time. While her soon-to-be-ex husband is trying to take away the home she grew up in, surly but attractive builder Luke is doing it up. Her old flame Tom has just turned up as her new manager at the office, and she has no idea what the mysterious ';Jersey Kiss' is that her godmother has bequeathed to her Is life going to give Bea a break for once so she can keep her dream home, and maybe fall in love?One Glass is Never Enough Single mother Sarah needs a home for her children, Claire's an ambitious business woman. For wealthy Gaynor, Greens Wine Bar is just one more amusement. Or is it? On the surface, Gaynor has it all money, looks, a beautiful home in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs, and Victor her generous, successful husband. But while Sarah longs for love and Claire is making money, Gaynor wants answers. Why is Victor behaving strangely and who does he see on his frequent trips away? What's behind the threatening phone-calls? As the bar takes off, Gaynor's life starts to fall apart. Into her turmoil comes Sam strong and silent with a hidden past. Theirs is an unlikely friendship but then nobody is quite what they seem in this tale of love, loss and betrayal set against the dream of owning a wine bar. As Gaynor's confusion grows, events unfold that will change all of their lives foreverAnother Cup of Coffee Thirteen years ago Amy Crane ran away from everyone and everything she knew, ending up in an unfamiliar city with no obvious past and no idea of her future. Now, though, that past has just arrived on her doorstep, in the shape of an old music cassette that Amy hasn't seen since she was at university. It's time to confront everything about her life. Time to find all the friends she left behind in England, when her heart got broken and the life she was building for herself got completely shattered. Time to make sense of all the feelings she's been bottling up for all this time. And most of all, it's time to discover why Jack has sent her tape back to her now, after all these years With her mantra, New life, New job, New home, playing on a continuous loop in her head, Amy gears herself up with yet another a bucket-sized cup of coffee, as she goes forth to lay the ghost of first love to rest...Barefoot in the Dark Radio Wales DJ Jack Valentine finds a lost trainer on a station platform. With echoes of Cinderella, he appeals on his show for its owner, Hope Shepherd, to come forward. Hope handles publicity for a Cardiff based charity, Heartbeat. Encouraged by colleagues to secure Jack Valentine to raise the profile of an upcoming fun run, she reluctantly heads for the studios. The attraction between Hope and Jack is immediate but, bruised and battered by their recent divorces, they are reluctant to risk romance again.

The School Gates

The School Gates

Author: Nicola May Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Winner of Best Author Read Award - Festival of Romance The school gates are a great social leveller, with parents from all walks of life brought together whether they like it or not at the start and end of their children's day. For a few, friendships forged there will bring drama, for others consolation, for some romance... When single working mum Alana reveals the identity of her love-child's father, she isn't prepared for the consequences. Dana knows she should be content with her perfect house and perfect husband but finds herself longing for another child and wishing for more fulfillment. Mo's life has always been hard, but the violence of her alcoholic husband could be the last straw, which only friendship with super-mum Joan can get her through. And what of gay Daddy Gordon? Will he be able to juggle parenthood and cope with his broken heart at the same time?

The SW19 Club

The SW19 Club

Author: Nicola May Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2015

What would you do if you were told you could never have children? Faced with this news, Gracie Davies is at an all-time low. But with the support of some new Wimbledon friends, an unorthodox therapist, her hippy-chick sister Naomi and Czech call-girl Maya, she sets up The SW19 Club and begins her rocky journey to inner peace and happiness. Add in a passionate fling with handsome landscaper Ed, a fairytale encounter with a Hollywood filmstar and the persistence of her adulterous ex, life is anything but predictable...

Let Love Win

Let Love Win

Author: Nicola May Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Ruby never expected to be starting over...but after a shocking bereavement, she begins to question whether or not she will ever be happy again. A chance encounter with handsome author Michael Bell throws her fragile heart into turmoil. Plus, a dark family secret and completely unexpected love interest add to her confusion. Encouraged to face her demons, she volunteers at The Bow Wow Club - (Boyfriends of Widows, Wives of Widowers). In this charming sequel to Working it Out you will laugh and cry along with a myriad of eccentric characters as Ruby searches for her inner peace. But will she let love win? Or allow her past to continue to haunt her?

Star Fish

Star Fish

Author: Nicola May Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Amy Anderson has a plan: to find her `soul mate' by dating her way through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Tired of looking for love, the dreamy Piscean decides than an astrological dating agency is the only way to meet the man of her dreams. Who will finally win Amy's love? Will it be Ted the Arian photographer with a passion for ice skating, or Laurence, the Libran IT whizz kid who likes to get behind the wheel of a fast car? Or how about Capricorn Chris, the owner of Starr & Son, the dating agency?

Better Together

Better Together

Author: Nicola May Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Jess is nearly forty when she meets Dan Harris at a party. She is single, sorted, happy - with a great job and a buzzy social and sex life. All of this is threatened when she falls deeply in love with Dan, who is only twenty-three. Jess, being older, recognises this as the real, precious thing - but in his immaturity, Dan does not. Unable to cope with the stigma of being with an older woman, he eventually leaves her. Ten years pass... Jess, who is still gorgeous at fifty, is married now, with a child of her own. They meet again. The years fall away. This time, Dan understands - but is it too late?