Absent in the Spring

Shakespeare Sisters

Book 3
Carrie Elks
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Losing control never felt so good . . .

A successful lawyer, and the eldest of four sisters, Lucy Shakespeare is used to being in control of everything and everyone around her, most particularly herself - until she meets the gorgeous Lachlan MacLeish.

Lachlan's hired Lucy because he needs the best. His inheritance is suddenly in doubt, thanks to his devious half-brother and there's no way he's going down without a fight. The very last thing he wants is a distraction, but as soon as he sees Lucy, he knows he's in trouble.

Despite their efforts to resist, it isn't long before Lachlan has Lucy longing to break all her careful rules. As they travel from Scotland, to Paris and on to New York, Lucy can't help but wonder: is it sometimes worth risking it all?

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CARRIE ELKS:

'Fresh, fun, smart and authentic' Heat Magazine

'An amazing romance that will captivate your imagination and warm your heart.' Mad About Books

'If you're after a book to get lost in, to step inside a world of characters you will adore, then this is the book for you.' Whispering Stories Book Blog

'I loved the characters, I loved the plot... and I loved the London and New York settings. It really was a marvellous read!' Leah Loves

'An excellent novel.' Shaz's Book Blog

'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs.' Kraftireader

'Perfect for a cold winter's afternoon.' Linda's Book Bag

'A magical, festive love story' Susan Scott

'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club

'Will stay with me for quite some time to come . . . Simply a wonderful read.' A Spoonful of Happy Endings

Fall in love with THE SHAKESPEARE SISTERS:

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Absent in the Spring

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'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club

A free summer vacation in a beautiful villa in Lake Como. The catch? Sharing a house with her worst enemy . . .

Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. After one prize-winning play that ended in disaster, writer's block turned up, moved in and got a Netflix subscription. Six years later, she's just lost her crappy job and is about to lose her home. Worse still, her sisters have no idea how far she's fallen. So when her fairy Godfather offers her a free summer break in a beautiful Italian villa, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play. That's before she finds out the house belongs to her arch-nemesis, Sam Carlton.

Having just hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons - again - Hollywood heart-throb Sam Carlton needs a place to hide out. Where better than his family's gorgeous empty villa on Lake Como? Except when he arrives, it isn't as empty as he'd hoped.

One thing's for sure - this is going to be a red-hot, scorching summer . . .

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series. Look out for more in The Shakespeare Sisters with A Winter's Tale - set in the snowy mountains of West Virginia. 


PRAISE FOR SUMMER'S LEASE
A sizzling treat to curl up with on your lounger & savour. - Gem Bee

A summer scorcher of a book! - Rachel's Random Reads

A perfect summer beach read. - Louise White (goodreads reviewer)

An amazing story that will capture your imagination and warm your heart.
A brilliant 5 Stars! - Clare Roden

Romantic and heartfelt. It's a wonderful read for the summer and a great escape to parts unknown. - Chanpreet

A lovely well written absorbing read. - Mrs (goodreads reviewer)



Holiday romance, vacation romance, hollywood romance, italy, LA, Hollywood, beach, beach romance, vacation, holiday, enemies to lovers, shakespeare sisters, womens fiction, scorching, contemporary romance, second chance romance, free book, cheap book, free first in series

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Publisher
Carrie Elks
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Published on
Apr 26, 2018
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780349415543
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club

A free summer vacation in a beautiful villa in Lake Como. The catch? Sharing a house with her worst enemy . . .

Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. After one prize-winning play that ended in disaster, writer's block turned up, moved in and got a Netflix subscription. Six years later, she's just lost her crappy job and is about to lose her home. Worse still, her sisters have no idea how far she's fallen. So when her fairy Godfather offers her a free summer break in a beautiful Italian villa, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play. That's before she finds out the house belongs to her arch-nemesis, Sam Carlton.

Having just hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons - again - Hollywood heart-throb Sam Carlton needs a place to hide out. Where better than his family's gorgeous empty villa on Lake Como? Except when he arrives, it isn't as empty as he'd hoped.

One thing's for sure - this is going to be a red-hot, scorching summer . . .

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series. Look out for more in The Shakespeare Sisters with A Winter's Tale - set in the snowy mountains of West Virginia. 


PRAISE FOR SUMMER'S LEASE
A sizzling treat to curl up with on your lounger & savour. - Gem Bee

A summer scorcher of a book! - Rachel's Random Reads

A perfect summer beach read. - Louise White (goodreads reviewer)

An amazing story that will capture your imagination and warm your heart.
A brilliant 5 Stars! - Clare Roden

Romantic and heartfelt. It's a wonderful read for the summer and a great escape to parts unknown. - Chanpreet

A lovely well written absorbing read. - Mrs (goodreads reviewer)



Holiday romance, vacation romance, hollywood romance, italy, LA, Hollywood, beach, beach romance, vacation, holiday, enemies to lovers, shakespeare sisters, womens fiction, scorching, contemporary romance, second chance romance, free book, cheap book, free first in series

Fall in love this Christmas...

Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein’s son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she’d hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood – if she can get this right, then surely he’ll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn’t allowed for is Everett’s sexy-as-hell brother, Adam – but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he’s also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny – not after the year he’s had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth – and just maybe, it’s more interesting that way…

A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.

 

REVIEWS

'Plenty of snow, Christmas sparkle, sexy-times and a really likeable couple, all balanced out around a really well written story.' – Robinson’s Reviews

'This is the perfect read, to be curled up in front of a fire with mug of hot chocolate on a winter’s evening.' – A Book Lover’s Emporium Blog

'A Winter's Tale is everything a festive romance should be' – Red’s Midnight Readers Blog

'I was enjoying the book so much I genuinely had no idea what tube stop I was at…' – Rachel’s Random Reads

'Ooo. Move over Kitty Shakespeare – I want to meet Adam Klein!' - Linda’s Book Bag Blog

‘Snow, Christmas festivities, romance, drama and humour. It has the perfect mix of everything.’ – Goodreads reviewer

‘A great festive read, heartwarming and entertaining.’ – Netgalley reviewer

'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs. I can't wait to read more from Carrie Elks and The Shakespeare Sisters.' - Kraftireader

'This book is the reason I love Carrie Elks’ writing: a couple to fall in love with, a magical romance, humour, a smattering of angst and those moments which leave a lump in your throat.' – Vanilla & Spice Reviews

'Charming, gorgeous, sexy & much, much more' – Kraftireader

'This book is full of romance, passion, love and excitement. Carrie Elks is one talented author.' – Simona’s Corner of Dreams

'One of those feel good seasonal reads which will really brighten up a cold, dark wintery afternoon , a perfect antidote to too much seasonal stress.' – JaffaReadsToo Blog

Millionaire romance, dog, child, transatlantic, new york, london, LA, Snowbound, Christmas romance, contemporary romance, holiday romance, enemies to lovers, Hollywood romance, 

'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club

A free summer vacation in a beautiful villa in Lake Como. The catch? Sharing a house with her worst enemy . . .

Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. After one prize-winning play that ended in disaster, writer's block turned up, moved in and got a Netflix subscription. Six years later, she's just lost her crappy job and is about to lose her home. Worse still, her sisters have no idea how far she's fallen. So when her fairy Godfather offers her a free summer break in a beautiful Italian villa, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play. That's before she finds out the house belongs to her arch-nemesis, Sam Carlton.

Having just hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons - again - Hollywood heart-throb Sam Carlton needs a place to hide out. Where better than his family's gorgeous empty villa on Lake Como? Except when he arrives, it isn't as empty as he'd hoped.

One thing's for sure - this is going to be a red-hot, scorching summer . . .

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series. Look out for more in The Shakespeare Sisters with A Winter's Tale - set in the snowy mountains of West Virginia. 


PRAISE FOR SUMMER'S LEASE
A sizzling treat to curl up with on your lounger & savour. - Gem Bee

A summer scorcher of a book! - Rachel's Random Reads

A perfect summer beach read. - Louise White (goodreads reviewer)

An amazing story that will capture your imagination and warm your heart.
A brilliant 5 Stars! - Clare Roden

Romantic and heartfelt. It's a wonderful read for the summer and a great escape to parts unknown. - Chanpreet

A lovely well written absorbing read. - Mrs (goodreads reviewer)



Holiday romance, vacation romance, hollywood romance, italy, LA, Hollywood, beach, beach romance, vacation, holiday, enemies to lovers, shakespeare sisters, womens fiction, scorching, contemporary romance, second chance romance, free book, cheap book, free first in series

Fall in love this Christmas...

Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein’s son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she’d hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood – if she can get this right, then surely he’ll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn’t allowed for is Everett’s sexy-as-hell brother, Adam – but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he’s also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny – not after the year he’s had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth – and just maybe, it’s more interesting that way…

A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.

 

REVIEWS

'Plenty of snow, Christmas sparkle, sexy-times and a really likeable couple, all balanced out around a really well written story.' – Robinson’s Reviews

'This is the perfect read, to be curled up in front of a fire with mug of hot chocolate on a winter’s evening.' – A Book Lover’s Emporium Blog

'A Winter's Tale is everything a festive romance should be' – Red’s Midnight Readers Blog

'I was enjoying the book so much I genuinely had no idea what tube stop I was at…' – Rachel’s Random Reads

'Ooo. Move over Kitty Shakespeare – I want to meet Adam Klein!' - Linda’s Book Bag Blog

‘Snow, Christmas festivities, romance, drama and humour. It has the perfect mix of everything.’ – Goodreads reviewer

‘A great festive read, heartwarming and entertaining.’ – Netgalley reviewer

'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs. I can't wait to read more from Carrie Elks and The Shakespeare Sisters.' - Kraftireader

'This book is the reason I love Carrie Elks’ writing: a couple to fall in love with, a magical romance, humour, a smattering of angst and those moments which leave a lump in your throat.' – Vanilla & Spice Reviews

'Charming, gorgeous, sexy & much, much more' – Kraftireader

'This book is full of romance, passion, love and excitement. Carrie Elks is one talented author.' – Simona’s Corner of Dreams

'One of those feel good seasonal reads which will really brighten up a cold, dark wintery afternoon , a perfect antidote to too much seasonal stress.' – JaffaReadsToo Blog

Millionaire romance, dog, child, transatlantic, new york, london, LA, Snowbound, Christmas romance, contemporary romance, holiday romance, enemies to lovers, Hollywood romance, 

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