Melbourne is known for its laneways, its street art, its coffee culture and fabulous food.
Join Emily, Abby, Calliope, Tiffany, Alice and a whole cast of other characters as they navigate life and love in this beautiful city. And it’s not just about Melbourne – pack your bags for trips to Sydney, Bali, Hong Kong and Queensland’s Sunshine Coast too.
A hot new co-worker, and a stranger's bucket list - what could go wrong?
Emily Porter likes lists: daily to-do lists, shopping lists, playlists, reasons to dump her boyfriend lists, reasons to stay with her boyfriend lists.
The one list Em doesn’t have is a bucket list. She doesn’t need one – her life is predictable and safe. Her job is satisfactory, and even though she has a thing about men who wind up back with the woman they were rebounding from – after Em has fixed them up, that is – her love life is also predictable. Besides, her best friends – Susie Turner and Josh Booth –will always be there to see her through her dating disasters.
No drama, no fuss, no surprises – which is exactly the way Em likes it. But when Em finds a stranger’s bucket list in the pocket of a vintage coat and begins to use it to renovate her home – and her life – everything gets turned upside down.
As if dealing with paint-brushes, flat-pack furniture and power tools isn’t scary enough, Em has to contend with Jamie, the hot new co-worker who makes her feel as though she’s the lead character in a daggy pop song and has made it clear he wants to be more than her colleague.
In the meantime, Booth is acting strangely; and Suse has a secret that could threaten everything…Baby, It’s You is a friends to lovers, office romance set in Melbourne and Bali and is the first book in the Melbourne Romantic Comedy Series. Pick up Baby, It’s You to start this feel-good romance series now!
Theirs was a love that survived the years - and the odds.
Brad and Abby were always meant to be together. Best friends in childhood, they fell immediately in love when they found each other again many years later.
Yet when Brad proposes, Abby says no. She is distraught when, soon after, Brad leaves Melbourne - and her. Something is holding Abby back from saying yes to Brad, and she’s convinced that it has to do with what happened to her father deep in a Balinese rainforest nearly twenty-five years ago.
If Abby and Brad are going to get a second chance at first love, Abby will have to find a way to discover the truth behind the lies that protect the family secrets that have been kept for many years.
Big Girls Don’t Cry is a story about how sometimes you have to deal with yesterday to find love in tomorrow, and how goodbye doesn’t have to mean forever.
Find out why readers have called Big Girls Don’t Cry 'the thinking woman’s chick lit'.
Big Girls Don’t Cry is a friends to lovers, second chance at first love novel and the second book in the Melbourne Romantic Comedy Series. Like all the stories in this series it can be read as a standalone novel. Pick up your copy now.
Be careful what you wish for... you just might get it.
Even after he trampled all over her heart, Calliope Jones knows for sure that Jamie Aldridge is the love of her life and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to win him back. But when she impulsively signs up for a belly dancing class, she wasn’t expecting to have her life turned upside down.
Before long Jamie is back and telling her that he made a mistake in leaving her. Callie knows she should be ecstatic – all her dreams are coming true.
Then a blast from her past reappears and seems determined to sweep her off her feet.
Callie knows that she’s way out of her depth. Can she shimmy her way to true love?I Want You Back takes you from the streets of Melbourne to winter in sunny Queensland. A second chance at first love romance, it's the third book in the Melbourne romantic comedy series.
Careful What You Wish For
Tiffany Samuels doesn’t believe in love – it’s a distraction that, in her experience, rarely ends well. If she does eventually decide to settle down, she’ll approach the subject in the same way that she approaches any project – methodically with a list of required criteria.
So when travel writer Jake Stewart crosses her path, while Tiff is tempted, she knows that he meets none of her requirements. One night, she figures, maybe two, is all she needs to shake him out of her system.
Jake, though, has other ideas – and for once Tiff isn’t in control.From Melbourne to Hong Kong and back again, Careful What You Wish For is the fourth novel in the Melbourne romantic comedy series. Pick up your copy now.
It's In The Stars
Astrologer Alice Delaney might spend her working day looking to the stars for answers, but after her last big mistake she now plays life strictly by the rules. That strategy seems to be working – her business is booming and she has a regular segment on Melbourne breakfast radio.
Alice’s love life is also, for once, drama-free. Her boyfriend, Tommy, is perfect for her (even if he doesn’t set her world on fire) and she’s managing to keep her neighbour, Mac, who is far from perfect for her (but does light those sparks) strictly in the dog walking friends-zone. For once everything in Alice’s life is going according to plan … but just as she begins to feel comfortable her past surfaces beside her in a Bali pool, and a wedding threatens to throw all her best-laid plans into chaos – and throws her and Mac together.
Sticking to the rules might keep her heart safe, but can Alice risk breaking them for love?
From Melbourne to Bali and the Sunshine Coast this friends to lovers romcom is the fifth and final book in the Melbourne romantic comedy series.