When Georgia meets Nik on her family summer holiday, she’s sure he’s too good to be true. He’s gorgeous, with god-like abs and an adorable English accent. Then Georgia discovers that he’s actually a member of an obscenely wealthy Russian family, and he wants to get to know her better. Nik catapults Georgia into a world of private yachts, fast cars and expensive jewellery. Having a billionaire for a boyfriend certainly comes with benefits, but it also comes with a price. How long will it take before life in the fast lane spins out of control?
Loved it! Georgia is a great character and Nik the perfect leading man. Glam and funny with some danger thrown in. What a fun summer read. Reviewed by Kate Forster
Cambodia is the last place in the world Sienna wants to visit. She likes five-star hotels and exercising her credit card in air-conditioned malls not flea-ridden hostels and trekking through the jungle. But when her brother Eddie starts sending strange messages from Cambodia, Sienna’s mum convinces her to go check on him. Thankfully, her boyfriend agrees to go along. When they arrive, they discover that Eddie has disappeared. Sienna just wants to find him and get the hell out of there. Everything in Cambodia is getting to her – the language barrier, the unrelenting humidity, the mosquitos. But mostly it’s Eddie’s maddeningly hot French friend, Guillaume, who couldn’t be more unhelpful if he tried.
‘Lust and Found’ takes you on an exotic adventure through the heart of Cambodia. It combines a beautiful background, a curious quest and two main characters who continue to surprise. The characters are confronted with the real problems of travel and the novel explores how they learn to adapt to an unfamiliar world. It perfectly illustrates the idea that getting lost in your travels is not always a bad thing, leaving you wanting to explore the luscious environment of Cambodia for yourself. You will want to finish this book in one sitting as it draws you inexorably onward. Reviewed by Yasmine Morssi.
Lucy Yang is loving her first television job in Hong Kong. She works hard and plays hard, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship if she wants to become a TV news anchor by the time she’s twenty-one. Besides, what man could live up to her impossibly high standards?
Then she meets Byron, and her world is turned upside-down. Funny, clever and impossibly gorgeous, Byron might just satisfy all of Lucy’s criteria. Sure, he’s a little cagey about his job, but what businessman in Hong Kong doesn’t want to protect trade secrets?
But as Lucy desperately tries to get to the bottom of a potentially huge news story, Byron keeps popping up in the most unlikely places. Is it just a coincidence? Or is Lucy’s perfect man not so perfect after all?
‘Lucy is strong, independent and determined but also sweet and very likeable. Byron is swoon worthy, hilarious, sexy with a hint of mystery. Together they make one of my favorite smitten romance couples. Also diversity … Its refreshing to read a casts of Asian characters as main characters. Love smitten romance books as they always leave me with a big smile when I am done.’ RowReads.
Choose Your Own Ever After is an exciting new series that lets you decide how the story ends!
Suitable for girls 10+.
The fun starts with How To Get To Rio.
For months Kitty MacLean has been crushing on Rio Sanchez who is probably the cutest boy in the world. But it looks like she might never get a chance to hang out with him until she makes a new friend. So, should she go camping with her best friends like she promised or go to Paradise Point with popular-girl Persephone instead.
‘Tween girls will simply love this choose your own adventure style new series. Dealing with real world issues, How to Get to Rio gives the reader a delicious amount of power over the story they read – what will your Ever After be?’ The Little Bookroom
The Call of The Wild – another great Choose Your Own Ever After story.
Phoebe Wright and her besties, Annabel and Kimmi, have been invited to the coolest part of the year! But when Phoebe realises it’s on the same night as her Wild Club’s movie-night fundraiser, she’s totally torn about what to do.
Should she go to the party or the movie night?
Look out for these short stories!
I am very excited to be included in a new anthology put together by Ford Street editor, Paul Collins. It’s jam packed with great Aussie authors and illustrators. I have contributed a high school romance, The Bridge. Find out all about it here.
Paul Collins has put together an amazing line-up for this hefty volume and I’m very excited to be part of the collection with a contemporary story of intrigue in the cane fields of North Queensland called Sugar is Sweet.