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Christmas at the cornish cafe

Christmas at the Cornish Café

Series: The Penwith Trilogy, Book 2
Published by Avon Maze
E-book: October 13th, 2016

The festive, feel-good follow-up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.

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?

Where to buy my book…

Available in the UK and USA

E-book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviews

“A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane.” – Jules Wake

 

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Summer at the Cornish Café

Series: The Penwith Trilogy, Book 1
Published by Avon Maze
E-book: May 5th, 2016

One summer can change everything…

Demi doesn’t expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary. As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get.

That’s until she meets Cal Penwith. An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, Kilhallon Park. Set above an idyllic Cornish cove, the once popular destination for tourists has now gone to rack and ruin. During the course of the Cornish summer, Demi makes new friends – and foes – as she helps the dashing and often infuriating Cal in his quest. Working side by side, the pair grow close, but Cal has complications in his past which make Demi wonder if he could ever truly be interested in her.

Demi realises that she has finally found a place she can call home. But as the summer draws to a close, and Demi’s own reputation as an up and coming café owner starts to spread, she is faced with a tough decision…

Where to buy my book…

Available in the UK and USA

E-book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviews

“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

“A deliciously entertaining twist on the Poldark tale.” – Liz Fenwick

“A glorious, tantalising taste of Cornwall, I could almost taste the salt of the sea air as I read it.” – Jules Wake

“Made me want to run away to the Cornish coast immediately! Lovely, romantic summery escapism. Loved it!” – Lorelei Mathias

“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

“Summer at the Cornish Cafe hooked me right from the start, I ended up reading it in a day as I couldn’t put it down. The first book in a very long time that has made me just curl up with a cuppa and lose myself in the pages. If you love Cornwall, you’ll love this book.” – A Cornish Mum

“Phillipa Ashley is without doubt a very accomplished writer and the picture she paints of St Trenyan enthrals the reader and makes you want to book your own holiday to Kilhallon Park. The story expertly switches between the two lead character viewpoints giving you both sides of the story. The backgrounds of the characters are beautifully told as the story that brings them together unfolds. Add in some wonderfully eccentric locals, the perfect modern villain in Mawgan Cade and a special little dog called Mitch and you have yourself a terrific cast. Summer at the Cornish Cafe is a perfect summer read for the beach wherever you take your holiday but chances are if you read this first you’ll want to be heading to Cornwall!” – Bella Osborne

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

 

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Third Time Lucky

Series: Oxford Blue
Published by Penguin
E-book: October 9th, 2014
Paperback: December 4th, 2014

The love trials of Lauren and Alexander continue in the third book in Pippa Croft’s brilliant new Oxford Blue romance series.

It’s Sister Dixon from the Royal Infirmary here. I’m sorry to tell you that Captain Hunt has been involved a serious incident.’

It’s the start of the Easter holidays and Lauren Cusack should be heading back to Washington before her final term at Wyckham College, Oxford. But this call changes everything. Her relationship with impossibly handsome aristocrat Alexander Hunt has been turbulent, passionate and addictive. Lauren knows she needs to walk away, but as she now rushes to his side she knows she will be sucked back into his world.

And sure enough, Alexander – even a seriously injured Alexander – is an intoxicating cocktail Lauren cannot resist and despite everything that is sent to thwart them – and with Alexander there is drama at every turn – she finds herself happier than she’s ever been.

But as her final term races by, and she is offered the perfect job back in Washington whilst Alexander is tied to his Estate, the impossibility of their romance hits home.

Where to buy my book…

Available in the UK and USA

E-book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Paperback: Amazon UK | Amazon US

 

Second time I saw you

The Second Time I Saw You

Series: Oxford Blue
Published by Penguin
E-book: May 22th, 2014
Paperback: November 20th, 2014

Lauren and Alexander’s journey continues in the second novel in Pippa Croft’s Oxford Blue romance series.

It’s the beginning of a new term at Wyckham College, Oxford, and a fresh start for Lauren Cusack. Her fingers were badly burnt when a whirlwind romance with gorgeous English aristocrat, Alexander Hunt, became too hot to handle – and now she’s determined to keep her distance.

Her resolve is shaken when Alexander appears on her doorstep – he’s been completely torn apart by some devastating news. Lauren knows that she should stay away, but their chemistry is undeniable and she soon finds herself back in Alexander’s arms.

Can Lauren handle the drama that comes with Alexander Hunt? Or will she have to sacrifice the most exhilarating passion she’s ever known . . .

Where to buy my book…

Available in the UK and USA

E-book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Paperback: Amazon UK | Amazon US

 

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The First Time We Met

Series: Oxford Blue
Published by Penguin
E-book: February 13th, 2014
Paperback: November 6th, 2014

The First Time We Met is the first novel in the sizzling new Oxford Blue romance series from Pippa Croft.

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 . . .

Where to buy my book…

Available in the UK and USA

E-book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Paperback: Amazon UK | Amazon US

 

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Published by Piatkus Entice
E-book: June 6th, 2013

Sophie McBride has been in love with Adam Templar for as long as she can remember. Talented, brilliant and sexy, he shines like the sun over the tiny Lakeland village where she’s grown up. Now, at eighteen, she has her own big ideas and what’s more, Adam is home from university and has finally noticed her . . . really noticed her. When he asks her to a party, she dares to hope that all her dreams can come true, but what happens that night sets off a chain of events that bring heartbreak for Sophie – and lead to Adam leaving Langmere under the darkest of clouds.

Ten years later, no one is more shocked than Sophie to find him back in the village. Now an up-and-coming film director, he’s returned to make a drama about a notorious local poet and brought his glamorous cast, crew – and girlfriend – with him. As the on-screen drama plays out, can Sophie and Adam lay the past to rest or will history repeat itself?

Where to buy my book…

E-book available in the UK and USA

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

Miranda's Mount

Miranda’s Mount

Published by Piatkus Entice
ISBN: 978-1405518932
E-book: October 4th, 2012

Winner Best E-book – Festival of Romance Awards 2012

A sexy, funny contemporary romance set in Cornwall from popular UK women’s fiction author, Phillipa Ashley

When Miranda finds herself fighting for her home, her job and her heart, sleeping with the enemy may not be the best tactic…

With no family of her own, Miranda Marshall has developed a healthy respect – some would say obsession – with other people’s histories. As property manager of a spectacular island castle in Cornwall, she’s made St Merryn’s Mount one of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions. While she may have the castle running like clockwork, Miranda hasn’t bargained on its sexy owner returning to claim his birthright. Dark, handsome and with a rakish reputation, Jago St Merryn not only looks like a pirate but is intent on flogging the Mount to a soulless leisure corporation. Miranda faces the battle of her life as she tries to persuade him to face up to his past and continue the St Merryn dynasty. But Jago has his own reasons for jumping ship and when he throws down the gauntlet to Miranda, she’s forced to delve into painful memories she’d much rather keep hidden…

Reviews

Warm and funny and feelgood. The best sort of holiday read.
– Katie Fforde

What a super feel good romance!
– 5 out of 5 stars Beadyjan’s Bookshelf

Where to buy my book…

E-book available in the UK and USA

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

Fever Cure

Fever Cure

Published by Samhain
ISBN: 978-1-60928-499-2
E-book: July 12th, 2011
Paperback: June 1th, 2012

The road to heartbreak is paved with honorable intentions…

After a year dealing with her mum’s health scare and the end of a bad relationship, Keira Grayson was looking forward to kicking up her heels at her best friend’s wedding. Until she kicks off her (spare) knickers in front of the trifecta of perfection. Tom Carew. Son of an earl, honorable doctor and possibly the hottest man on the planet.

One look at Keira’s delightful embarrassment, and Tom’s hormone meter spins off the charts. Trouble is, his bags are already packed to return to the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He has patients waiting—and amends to make for a terrible choice that left devastation in its wake.

They both reason that indulging in a one-time dinner date won’t hurt…until their inhibitions melt away in the heat of their lethal sexual chemistry. Leaving Keira wondering if a sizzling fling is just what the doctor ordered, or another prescription for relationship disaster. And Tom fighting a battle against inner demons that could shatter both their hearts.

Praise for Fever Cure

“Fever Cure is chilli hot, emotional and funny. A class act from Phillipa Ashley.”
– Liz Fielding – RITA Winner and Romantic Times ‘Love and Laughter Career Achievement Winner.

“Having been the first book I’ve read by this author, I have to say Ms. Ashley has done a superb job of crafting this novel. She has penned two amazing characters that have both been through terrible times in the past, one of which is still trying to find redemption by distancing themselves from others so they don’t find themselves in a relationship. I loved the dialogue, and the interfering secondary characters that thought Keira and Tom would be perfect for each other, so why not get them together. Sort of like the perfect blind date, if ever there’s such a thing. The sex scenes were scorching, even though they’re being together was only supposed to be a fling and love wasn’t in the cards, still it happened and was illustrated brilliantly through this author’s words”
– The Romance Studio 5 Heart review

“absolutely loved it… the erotic tension is palpable.”
– Bookhounds

“A likeable heroine, humour, red-hot sex, strong emotion and evocative writing.”
– Goodreads review

Where to buy my book…

Now available worldwide in print and e-book

Print:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Books-a-million

Indie Bound

eBook:

Samhain

Amazon Kindle

Barnes and Noble Nook

 

It Should Have Been Me

It Should Have Been Me

Published by Headline Little Black Dress
ISBN: 978-0755343348
Paperback: March 5th, 2009

When Carrie’s fiancé Huw suddenly calls off their wedding, and she finds out he’s marrying another woman, she’s devastated. Desperate to get away, Carrie jumps at her best friend Rowena’s suggestion of a road trip in her VW camper van. But when Rowena has to pull out and Matt Landor, an old friend of Huw’s, ends up filling the breach, she’s not so sure. Will fate take the pair on an altogether different journey?

Reviews

This wonderfully romantic and funny novel manages to fulfill all the best fantasies, including a gorgeous, humanitarian hero and a camper van!
– Katie Fforde

Emotional rollercoaster
– Book of the Week, Inside Soap

Fun, grown-up and exquisitely written.
– Single Titles

The hero and heroine had great chemistry and the sub-characters were funny and real and interesting. It was perfect.” 10/10
– I Love Fiction blog

Although it has the traditional romance plot, Ashley always adds more. In each of her novels I’ve learned something. She also perfectly captures setting- in this case Cornwall. But it was the hero of this novel who really captured my interest. She describes him so carefully and completely that it’s almost as if she had included illustrations.
– Goodreads

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Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes

Published by Headline Little Black Dress
ISBN: 978-0755343317
Paperback: August 7th, 2008

The new gorgeous, romantic read from the author of DECENT EXPOSURE, winner of the 2007 RNA New Writers’ Award.

Lucy Gibson needs to get away. When her good-looking, popular boyfriend Nick Laurentis, winner of reality TV show Hot Shot, proposes to her on air she’s stunned — into silence. Every girl loves a romantic gesture, but she’s just not ready for that kind of commitment. With the press hounding her as the one who callously broke Nick’s heart, Lucy escapes her London flat to seek refuge in an isolated Cornwall cottage. But little does she realise that life down there will be far from uncomplicated!

Reviews

Great fun!
– Jill Mansell

The twists and turns in the romantic plot will keep you hooked till the last page.
– Janice Hume, Waterstones, Stafford

Sharp, sexy and exuberant.
– Single Titles

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Published by Headline Little Black Dress
ISBN: 0755334620
Hardback: June 14th, 2007
Paperback: September 2007

Can a whirlwind romance ever go the distance?

When Jack proposes to Beth at the end of a holiday romance, she doesn’t think twice she just knows he’s The One. It’s back to reality at home with a big thud though when Jack walks out soon after their return – no explanation, no nothing.

Eight years on and a twist of fate finds Beth a fantastic new job – working for Jack. She could definitely do without having to face the man who broke her heart every day but then she can’t do without this job. She’s just going to have to grin and bear it.

As Beth and Jack are forced to spend time together, Beth begins to unravel the mystery of Jack’s disappearance. But are they both carrying too much baggage to try again – or could they finally be in the right place at the right time?

Reviews

This book is gorgeous, simply gorgeous. The holiday-romance settings are fabulous, so real you can sniff them in the breeze, and the central romance is utterly compelling. The hero, Jack, is all man but vulnerable undreneath, just the way you love ’em, and the heroine, Beth, is feisty and fresh and has real emotional depth.The ultimate holiday romance. You won’t be able to put it down.
– Reader review on Amazon UK

A lovely romantic read from Phillipa Ashley! I loved both the main characters, Jack and Beth and the setting of the story in Corsica is described so vividly! Gripping story, had the book read in a few days as I couldnt wait to find out how it ended, would definitely recommend!
– Waterstones.com customer review

I really liked Beth and her family and the descriptions of Corsica are lovely… why are all the sexiest heroes named Jack?
– www.Trashionista.com

Wish You Were Here is fantastic fun! Rising star Phillipa Ashley has written a captivating tale which will draw you in from the very first page and keep you engrossed until the final page. Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic, Wish You Were Here is the sort of book you just cannot stop reading and readers will fall for charismatic Jack, sassy Beth and the other wonderfully eccentric but immensely lovable characters which people this book.
– www.singletitles.com

A holiday romance, a job interview, and a will they / won’t they get back together again feel good novel.
– www.hotbrandscoolplaces.co.uk

If you are dreaming of getting away to an exotic destination, or a summer romance, pick up a copy of “Wish You Were Here”.

This is a book about a woman who met her perfect match while she was on holiday; only to be left without any explanation. Their lives cross years later, and what follows is a rocky work relationship.

They both have a love of travel and the outdoors, so the book includes details of their trips to various countries. This is a good one for summer, and is definitely a romance novel!
– www.beautyandlace.com

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Decent Exposure

Decent Exposure

Published by Headline Little Black Dress
ISBN: 0755334612
October 2nd, 2006

When a nice girl asks twelve men to get naked, is it decent exposure or indecent exploitation?

Emma Tremayne has left her high-powered PR job and moved to the Lake District. She was expecting to find some much-needed peace and quiet, not to end up cavorting on a hillside with a naked guy…

Emma thinks she’s being community-minded when she agrees to help the local mountain rescue team put together a ‘tasteful’ nude calendar in order to fundraise for their new headquarters. Unfortunately quite a lot of the community seems to mind what she’s up to. Including the extremely handsome Mr July, Will, who appears to have got completely the wrong impression about Emma’s intentions. So how does she convince him that he’s more than just Flavour of the Month…?

Sassy, funny and smart, Decent Exposure is a gorgeous read from a sparkling new voice in romantic fiction.

 

Awards

Winner of the 2007 Romantic Novelists Association Joan Hessayon New Writers Award.

The judges had this to say about Decent Exposure:

“This book had really great characters right from the start, especially the fish-out-of-water heroine and the hero who is ‘always happiest when he’s got something to be angry about’. We believed in this couple and their bumpy path to love. There is a real sense of lives lived, the close-knit team, the local rivalries, the small village, as well as the practical and psychological obstacles in the way of pulling the calendar together. We liked the humour nicely balanced with humanity and a bright, contemporary voice. Oh, and it has a cracker of a first sentence!”

Reviews

A gripping read with misunderstandings all the way as the plot ducks and dives through agony and ecstasy.
– Birmingham Post

This lovely, warm story is Phillipa Ashley’s debut novel. Emma is a likeable heroine and Ashley’s writing is deft, sexy and full of humour. The plot – city girl meets rugged and handsome outdoor guy – is sprinkled with twists and misunderstandings which keep you turning the pages.

Decent Exposure is a light romantic read for a rainy afternoon, with fabulous descriptions of life in a tight-knit Lake District community and a very sexy male lead.
– www.Trashionista.com

I really loved this. I highly recommend it. It was funny, sexy and engaging and refreshingly it was set in Britain. Great fun!!
– Amazon.co.uk reviewer

A witty and engaging read with just the right mix of raunch and romance. A great way to while away a few hours on the beach or the sofa.
– Amazon.co.uk reviewer

If you need a great little book that is a light read and a lot of fun, tuck this into your weekend bag! The characters are believable and funny, the settings realistic and fantastical, drawing you into the story and leaving you at the end of the book with a very satisfied sigh of warmth.
– Amazon.com reviewer

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Where to buy my books…

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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Play.com

Waterstones.com

Asda, Tesco, major bookshops in the UK, Australia and online sites worldwide.