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My name’s Phillipa Ashley and I write lively, sexy, fun romantic fiction for Piatkus Entice, Headline Little Black Dress, Sourcebooks and Samhain Publishing. As Pippa Croft, I also write the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin Books.

You can follow me on Twitter as @PhillipaAshley or @PippaCroftBooks.

I started writing romance in 2005 and my debut novel won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and was made into a Lifetime TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Read more about it here.

I’ve now had ten novels published in the UK and worldwide – you can read about all of them on this site so take a look around.

My latest release is It Happened One Night published by Piatkus Entice and available now. Please drop me a line any time. Check out this site for information on all my new releases.

Or check out my blog to find out what – and who – is distracting me from my work today.

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Praise for Phillipa Ashley

“Perfect for an afternoon in the hammock.”
– A Bookworm’s World

“Lovely books filled with warm and likeable characters.”
– Jill Mansell, New York Times and International best-selling author

“Ashley’s writing is deft, sexy and full of humour.”

” Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic.”
– Singletitles.com

“Ashley’s fun contemporary romance is crafted with humor, a sexy premise, and the intriguing backdrop of the picturesque Lake District.”
– Booklist

“Readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Delightfully witty and sensual contemporary romance.”
– Romance Junkies

“Wonderfully romantic and funny.”
– Katie Fforde, Sunday Times best-selling author

“Phillipa Ashley offers a charmer of a Christmas story in Dating Mr. December.”
– USA Today best selling author, Christie Ridgway – Bookpage

The First Time We Met1 (3)

E-book: February 13th, 2014
Paperback: October 9th, 2014

Senator’s daughter Lauren Cusack is leaving Washington behind for the dreaming spires of Oxford University – and she’s ready for a challenge. Now a fully-fledged Master’s student, Lauren is determined to make the most of every single minute.

But then she meets Alexander Hunt, and everything changes.

A devastatingly handsome English aristocrat, Alexander is as brooding and enigmatic as they come. Lauren tries to resist his advances, but he has his sights clearly set on the young American, and what Alexander wants, he gets.

Caution soon gives way to mind-blowing passion and Lauren is drawn into Alexander’s privileged world of glamour and status. But all that glitters is not gold – for Alexander is a man with a dark past, and desire may not be enough to conquer all else…

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It Happened One Night 3 Miranda's Mount

“Warm and funny and feelgood. The best sort of holiday read.”
– Katie Fforde on Miranda’s Mount

“What a super feel good romance!”
– 5 out of 5 stars for Miranda’s Mount from Beadyjan’s Bookshelf

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