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Anouska Knight; winner of ITV Lorraine's Racy Reads brings a brand-new, fresh and funny voice to British women’s fiction with an inspirational personal story.
She’s loved and lost – will she ever learn to open her heart again? In one tragic moment, Holly Jefferson’s life as she knows it changes for ever. Now, to the external world, everything’s ‘fine’: she’s renovating her cottage, running her own business, Cake – and generally just getting on with it.
What she feels inside is a different story: lost, alone, unsure of the future – and certain she’ll never love again. When she meets handsome Ciaran Argyll, son of a self-made millionaire businessman, she thinks their worlds couldn’t be more different. He’s rich, confident and gets by on his looks; she’s just trying to get by.
However, there’s more to Ciaran than the superficial world that surrounds him, and he too is wrestling with his own ghosts. Will Holly find the missing ingredient that allows her to put her grief behind her – and embrace an unknown and unexpected tomorrow?
About the author
Since securing the top prize in a widely-publicized UK writing contest, Anouska Knight has become an international sensation with her debut novel, Since You’ve Been Gone, hitting both The Bookseller and Heatseekers bestseller lists. A former bakery owner, she has gone on to wide acclaim in her native England and now writes full-time, currently on her next novel for Harlequin. Anouska lives in Staffordshire with husband Jim and their two young boys.
At the start of English author Knight's debut, young widow Holly Jefferson shows no signs of moving forward two years after her husband Charlie's fatal car accident. The renovations on her house remain unfinished and she buries herself in work at her bakery, Cake, leaving no room for a social life. When Holly takes a commission to create a bizarre cake for a real estate mogul (a gift from his ex-wife to commemorate the finalization of their divorce), she meets Ciaran Argyll, the man's incredibly handsome, famously eligible son, and sparks fly. Though Ciaran has a reputation as a womanizer, his intentions toward Holly are different. Everyone in her inner circle her sister, her eccentric neighbor, and even her dog is charmed by him, but Holly is not so easily won over. Aside from her continued grief over Charlie, she knows she'll never fit into Ciaran's world, and she also knows how many beautiful women have their eye on him, including his former fianc e and his father's icy, gorgeous mistress. Inevitable misunderstandings further clutter the path to true love. Despite all-too-familiar plotting and characters, Wright has an excellent sense of setting and pace. Romantics will find the book engaging and fun, and not even cynics will begrudge Holly her happy ending.