Return to the Cornish Cafe in this gorgeous festive romance - the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas.
Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won't it? Demi certainly hopes so.
She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond - and somewhat mysterious - writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?
Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza's cafe, but when Cal's ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can't help but worry that things aren't quite over between them. Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal's suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon. Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas . . . all by themselves.
A storm is brewing in more ways than one. As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings?
This second novel in the bestselling Cornish Cafe series is the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas.
'You can't help but fall in love with the characters in this book. With its determined heroine and smouldering Poldark-alike this sweeping love story grips you and doesn't let go until the very last page.' HELEN COX
`A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane' Jules Wake
`Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read' Katie Fforde
`Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!' Jill Mansell
`An utterly glorious, escapist read from a one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today. I loved every gorgeous page' Claudia Carroll
`Made me want to run away to the Cornish coast immediately! Loved it!' Lorelei Mathias
`Ashley's writing is deft, sexy, and full of humour ' Trashionista.com
`Readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee' Publishers Weekly (US)
`Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic' SingleTitles.com
`A deliciously entertaining twist on the Poldark tale'
Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of world-famous international publishers.
After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the RNA New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. As Pippa Croft, she also wrote the Oxford Blue series - The First Time We Met, The Second Time I Saw You and Third Time Lucky.
Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village and has an engineer husband and scientist daughter who indulge her arty whims. She runs a holiday-let business in the Lake District, but a big part of her heart belongs to Cornwall. She visits the county several times a year for `research purposes', an arduous task that involves sampling cream teas, swimming in wild Cornish coves and following actors around film shoots in a camper van. Her hobbies include watching Poldark, Earl Grey tea, Prosecco-tasting and falling off surf boards in front of RNLI lifeguards.