Shortlisted for Choc Lit’s 2019 Search for a Star competition
Love & Pollination is my debut novel. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had in writing it.
Perdita Riley is facing the greatest dilemma of her life. Why had she taken Violet Freestone’s advice on how to make herself look more alluring? It led her into the arms of a womaniser. And now Perdita has to deal with a huge setback. Actually, Setback Number One isn’t huge yet, but it won’t be long before it is.
To cheer herself up, Perdita goes shopping, where an extraordinary encounter deposits her, literally, into the lap of Saul Hadley. She would like to stay there, but Setback Number One is going to get in the way.
Will she find a way to deal with what has happened? Can she manage the complications of her growing attraction to Saul?
This hilarious situational romantic comedy will keep you gripped until the very end.
Love & Pollination is my first whacky romance set in the Bristol area of the UK. Perdita lives and works in Clifton and Saul works in Clifton – but lives in the fictional town of Westbridge. Some places mentioned in the book are real – such as Clifton Suspension Bridge, ASDA, Central Library and The Berkeley Square Hotel (check out the photos to see where Perdita went – twice). Others are fictional – such as the department stores (so I could make them suit the purpose of my plot), the special shop next door to the imaginary pet shop, the orphanage and convent and Perdita’s previous place of work, F&Z Financial Planning.
In Love & Pollination, Violet needs to shut Frank, Perdita’s black rescue cat, in Saul’s car to further her scheming…
See Frank’s Page
BUT read Love & Pollination first so as not to spoil part of the plot!