Can the one who broke your heart be the one to heal it?
On New Year's Eve, 1999, Hanna and Richard meet. She is a born and bred Londoner with plans for a career in journalism. He is the son of a wealthy New Yorker and destined for Wall Street. As Hanna and Richard go back to their own worlds they keep in touch, and when Hanna has her heart broken it's Richard she turns to. They reunite and fall deeply, madly in love.
But they can't possibly imagine the ways their love will be tested. Fifteen years after they first meet, neither can bear to hear the other's name spoken. Then one day Hanna walks into Richard's office and reveals a shocking secret. Richard must decide if he can forgive her. And both need to choose whether to take a second chance on happiness, or if their love is beyond repair?
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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)
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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
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