Action Chick Lit - Charlotte Dodd series

"They tell me I'm a spy.

"If you accept this mission, you should expect well-developed characters and a satisfying plot with twists that carry you through the end."

They say I'm one of the country’s best and brightest, but since when has Canada had spies? All I know is that Luke and I are happy together, and even though my office temp jobs are boring, boring isn’t bad.

I’ve never told anyone about my dreams; night after night, full of scenes straight from the spy movies I love. In these dreams, I’m on secret missions, with dangerous car chases and I'm always beating the bad guys. And I definitely don’t want to tell anyone about all those dreams of the sexy guy with blue eyes. Those should definitely be marked private and confidential!  

It might feel like something is missing in my life, but that doesn’t mean I’m a spy!

But after a chance encounter on the streets of Toronto, I end up single-handedly beating off the bad guys with a rolled-up magazine. And then there’s a high-speed car chase, and people shooting at me! I finally get away, only to be taken to a private jet filled with what can only be a group of secret agents. Spies.

And they say they know exactly who I am.

Who am I? And who exactly is the hunky guy with the blue eyes, and why do I get butterflies when I’m near him?

When my past crashes into my present, I’ve got to trust my instincts, as well as my dream guy, so I can save the world.  

Because, apparently, that’s what I do.

Grab your copy of The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd, the "...intriguing chick lit tale with a spy thriller twist!" Jersey Girl Reviews

I’m Charlotte Dodd. I'm a spy. 

"A wonderful introduction to a fun series and highly recommended!"

I'm Canada’s best spy, actually. But just as important, I’m finally, happily in love with Ham Short. So happy and so in love, and so happy to be in love because it took us a while, especially with the little roadblock of him being my handler and practically running the NIIA, the covert spy organization my family works for. But we made it.   

But because of his role in the NIIA, I can’t tell him about the mission my brother Seamus brought to me. This time I’m not trying to save the world, but my mother. After being told she was killed in action when I was little, now Seamus has proof that she’s alive.

Did Ham know she’s still alive?

Seamus and I going against Ham’s instructions and are going to infiltrate one of the world’s most dangerous prisons in the world to rescue her.

Even though we don’t have much of a plan, and no Ham to back us up.

"This is the prequel to Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd and I can’t wait to read the series."

Find out how it all begins. 

I don’t want to go on this date.

"Author Holly Kerr has created a fabulous new genre 'Women’s Adventure Chick Lit'" - Happy Reader

When Colin, the cute Brit with the shy smile asks me out, I don’t want to go. He seems like a nice enough guy, but is he worth the hassle of a new lipstick and missing my daughter’s goodnight call?  I’m a single mom running my own café, so saying I don’t have a lot of free time is an understatement. But it’s my daughter who makes me go because she thinks I don’t have a life.

I do, it’s just a busy one. And it involves lists, and plans, and being organized. I don’t do well with last-minute stuff.

Despite my better judgment, I agree, and things start off surprisingly well—maybe too well. But when Colin’s ex crashes into the middle of our date, things start to go very wrong. I end up in the middle of a robbery, there’s a slam-dam fistfight, and Colin and I get kidnapped.

Oh, and Colin isn’t the cute, charming guy I thought he was. He’s a spy. British secret service, to be exact. And he’s on the trail of a disk containing the lost memories of someone named Charlotte Dodd.

The best date quickly turns into one of the worst as I have to fight to save what’s mine, showing everyone I more than anyone has ever given me credit for.

If you like your rom-com with a side of action, follow the Charlotte Dodd series with The Best Worst First Date Ever. 

No one has ever stolen from me—especially not my heart.

"...a mad romp that is witty, entertaining and fast-paced."

There’s a reason they call me the It Girl of European espionage circles—I can steal anything from anywhere. 

I’ve gotten to the top of my game by following three rules: Keep it simple. Nothing matters but the mission. Spies don’t fall in love. 

My latest mission in Toronto won’t put the world in too much danger and will get me the hard-fought respect of Lysander Mochrie, the man who helped me become the best agent in Ireland. But deep down, I’m afraid that this might be the mission that will turn me into one of the bad guys.

I never counted on the NIIA, led by Canadian super-spy, Charlotte Dodd, to get in the middle of things, and now I’ve got to hurry and get the info they stole back to Lysander because he won’t stand for mistakes. I need to finish things, do whatever it takes, and if I can take down NIIA in the process, so much the better.

I’ve got a plan and it’s a good one, at least until a pair of blue eyes and a fast car get in my way.

Declan’s cute, funny, and sweet but I can’t forget Declan’s sister is the one standing in my way of completing the mission. 

There’s a reason spies don’t fall in love, especially with the good guys.

The adventures of Charlotte Dodd continue in The Hidden Past of Pippa McGovern.

This Christmas will be the best ever because I’m going to remember it!

"A fantastic and surprising finale to a series that I have absolutely adored. Fare thee well, Charlotte Dodd. You have brought great joy to my life!"

I know my whole life has been spent working as a spy, but exactly what I’ve done as Canada’s top agent is still fuzzy. But I’m still the best of the best, and that includes training new recruits Tenley and Pippa for a life working for NIIA. Living without my memories hasn’t slowed me down, and neither has been married to Ham Short, the head of the covert spy organization.

I’ve never even thought of doing anything else, until Ham asks the question. Children?

Now I’ve got that to think about at the same time as my past pays a visit in the form of an old love I never even knew existed. Plus, I’ve been given my most difficult mission yet—cooking Christmas dinner.

"Fabulous finale to a fun series!"

Grab a seat at the table for the final Charlotte Dodd story and discover why she’s Canada’s favourite spy.

Romantic Comedy

Can a runaway bride find love with someone else’s jilted groom?

Flower shop owner Flora has waited years to say “I do” but when she gets to the altar, all she can say is “I can’t.” 

Ex-ballplayer Dean waits for his turn to find wedded bliss but has nothing to say when his bride-to-be texts that she’s not coming.

As Flora makes her escape from the chapel in Las Vegas, she barrels into Dean and it changes everything. 

They never expect to spend the night together.

One perfect night where they share everything but names, numbers, or even Facebook pages. In the morning, Dean leaves without waking Flora, thinking the note he leaves will be enough.

Maybe it would have been if Flora had found it.

Once they get back to the real world, Flora can’t stop thinking about Dean. And Dean keeps dreaming of Flora. Could they be closer than they think?

When fate steps in with a bouquet of flowers, will Flora and Dean get a second chance at love? And will they be ready to take it?

With a hint of Runaway Bride and a bit of Serendipity, Flora and Dean discover some love stories are perfectly played. 

Too bad there’s no recipe for love.

M.K. can bake anything for her patisserie—mouth-watering pastries, delicious macarons, buttery croissants. But a broken heart has left her hiding in the kitchen, dodging well-meaning match-ups, rather than trying to find Mr. Right.

Until a trip to Las Vegas leads her to the bright, white smile of Clay.

M.K. falls hard—fast, furious, sickening-sweet Instalove. And it’s the same for Clay. After a first date filled with cats and cupcakes and spiteful ex-girlfriends, M.K. and Clay know they’re meant to be together.

Sound perfect? It is—until an old girlfriend shows up and wants Clay to play Daddy with their son, a baby Clay never knew existed. M.K. doesn’t want to lose Clay, but babies have never part of her plan, especially someone else’s.

There’s no recipe for this.

In Perfectly Played, M.K. and Clay watched friends Flora and Dean fumble on their way to a happily ever after. Now it’s time for their story.

Love means having to share your popcorn, but Ruthie can’t seem to manage it. After sixteen proposals, she’s on her fourth engagement and has a feeling this one isn’t going to last longer than the others. Ruthie likes being the wild child who leaves a trail of broken hearts in her wake but who is she really hurting?

Fresh from a break-up, Trev is a teacher by day and screenwriter by night. He looks at this latest break-up as a good way to finish his movie. But how do you write a romantic comedy if you don’t believe in love?

After Ruthie pops into his life, Trev wants her help to finish his screenplay, but Ruthie is more interested in teaching Trev that opposites don’t attract, and enemies don’t always become lovers, because the more time she spends with him, the more she’s afraid he’s going to break her heart.

After Flora and M.K., now it's time to fall in love with Ruthie!

Find out more about the Oceanic Dreams series here

This stowaway sets sail for love!

 

Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite cruise, Siggy jumps at the chance.  A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else. 


No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.

But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam. 

Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth. Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but is it worth it for Siggy to stop running?

Women's Fiction

Loving your sisters is easy. Liking them is the hard part.

Meet the Skatt sisters—five redheads with absolutely nothing in common but their fierce love for each other. In the town of Forest Hills, the sisters are famous for their father abandoning them, the ghost of their mother hanging around the family home, and the legendary fights between the youngest girls, Brenna and Cat.

After graduating at the top of her class, Brenna shakes the small-town, mushroom smelling dirt off her sneakers and leaves everything behind, settling as far away from the tiny Northern Ontario town as she can. But after fourteen years, all it takes is one cheating husband and a possible assault charge for Brenna to realize the only option she has left is to go home.

 

The youngest of the five sisters, Cat wants nothing to do with Brenna’s return. She grew up in the shadow of her brilliant sister but after Brenna left, Cat found happiness in the small town, content to live in the family home with the ghost of their mother. She left a trail of broken hearts and failed marriages in her wake before finding love with Brenna’s ex, Seamus. With Brenna coming home, Cat’s afraid Brenna will take back what she left behind, including Seamus.

 

Sibling rivalries, old grudges, and at least one knock-out, drag-down kitchen fight ensues as Brenna and Cat are forced under the same roof. They may be sisters but are there too many grudges and too much jealousy for them to be friends? 

 

“Holly Kerr has done a beautiful job of crafting a family with real relationships--and an absolute delight to read.”

Coming Home is the first book in the humorous and heartwarming Sisters in a Small Town series about love and family and the power of sisters.

Loving your sisters is easy. Watching them hurt is the hard part.

The Skatt sisters are notorious in the tiny town of Forest Hills for their redheads’ temper, sisterly fights and their father leaving them with their mother and her questionable mental stability. When she dies, eldest sister Maggie steps in to take care of her sisters.

Maggie and Mike are just as famous. After a teenage pregnancy that ended happily with a strong marriage and five daughters of their own, they’re a force to be reckoned with in the tiny town.  

But when the unthinkable happens, Maggie is blindsided with the grief. For months, Maggie finds comfort in her talks with Mike's ghost, but the list of things Maggie can’t bring herself to tell him begins to add up; things like grandbabies, and his girls having boyfriends, and Brady Todd, not to mention the fight with the customer at FoodMart and the visit from the police.

And Maggie can't tell Mike about the return of Ben Higgins, because how do you talk to the ghost of your dead husband about the fact she thinks she might be ready to move on with another man?

Luckily, Maggie's sisters are there for her, if she'll only let them.

“…small town romance with wonderful characters. lots of drama and tons of love. It is women's fiction at its finest.”

Hanging On is the second of the Sisters in a Small town series, heartwarming stories about love and loss and having sisters to pull you through.

Loving your sisters is easy. Getting them to accept your help is the hard part.

It may have taken years, but all five Skatt sisters are finally back together. Their antics in the tiny Northern Ontario town are legendary, involving fistfights and fierce tempers, stealing boyfriends, and standing up for each other.

Until now, Kayleigh’s been content to live in the shadow of her sisters, always putting them first, happy to blend into the background of their lives. When Cat, the baby of the family can’t get pregnant and Kayleigh offers to become a surrogate, she discovers that stepping up for her sister also means stepping back from her dreams. Will she ever have a family of her own? It doesn’t help that Dory’s return to Forest Hills has stirred up old grudges that Kayleigh doesn’t know if she can ever forgive.

Dory, on the other hand, has never put her sisters first but a lifetime of being the bad sister has taken it’s toll on her. After beating cancer not once, but twice, Dory wants her sisters to realize she’s changed, but with a reputation for trouble, trust isn’t easy to earn. And when Dory meets handsome ex-cop Drew Conlin, her past threatens to ruin everything she’s worked for.  

The two sisters are complete opposites, but sometimes opposites make the best allies. Can these two sisters resolve their differences in time to help each other step up and make their dreams come true?

Stepping Up is the third book in the heartwarming Sisters in a Small Town series about love and family and what sisters will do for each other.

Chick Lit

Casey’s ready to have a baby. But shouldn’t she pick a father first?

"Perfect for a bath and wine, or a read on the beach. Be warned, though, that I picked it up and finished it the next day. I was hooked."

Having a baby is the only thing Casey’s ever wanted, and at thirty-five, she thinks time is running out. Her roommates’ attempts to convince her otherwise fall on deaf ears – Casey wants a baby and she wants it now. But she needs a man to make that happen, and after the series of dating disasters she’s been through, Casey doesn’t want any part of a man near her.

Which makes getting pregnant a little difficult.

But when an ex-boyfriend, with perfect rom-com timing, walks back into her life, Casey thinks he might be the solution to getting everything she’s ever wanted.

 The only problem is that everything Casey has ever wanted is already right in front of her. Is there a chance that Casey can get her happily ever after all? 

Find out how Casey deals with the unexpected in Unexpecting

“All Casey ever wanted was to be a mom, but triplets??!!”  

This novella is the sequel to Unexpecting (Baby! Baby? Baby?!)

Having a baby was all Casey ever wanted, even though her friends were concerned with the lengths Casey had been willing to go to get pregnant. But all it took was a drunken night with friend/roommate J.B., along with an expired condom for Casey to get everything she ever dreamed about…and more. 

Six years after giving birth to triplets, married life with J.B. is a dream come true for Casey. Embracing being a soccer mom and family trips to the grocery store…now if she could only keep the kids from eating the olives out of her martinis. J.B. manages to juggle being a father and restaurant owner, and even insists Casey go on a girls’ weekend in Las Vegas with Brit and Morgan to celebrate Brit’s latest wedding – her BFF’s fourth trip down the aisle.

But just before Casey leaves for her trip, J.B. asks the question – does she want another baby? And Casey is shocked to find the answer isn’t as easy as she expected. 

Chick Lit with a twist

The only thing Josie wants for her 40th birthday is to get her girls back together. 

Lana, Meredith, and Poppy have been with Josie through thick and thin—through their tumultuous twenties, dealing with love and loss, through marriage and divorce and careers. But twenty years of friendship have begun to show some cracks and Josie knows an old fashioned girls’ night out will fix them all. And then maybe they can help Josie fix her marriage.

 

The plan was dinner, dancing…drinking…The night starts out drama-free as Lana, Meredith, and Poppy put their problems aside to make Josie’s wishes come true. It’s like old times, except they’re twenty years older and a lot has changed.

 

But the plan goes awry as the drinks add up and secrets begin come out, secrets that will change everything. How could these women have been so close, and yet not know anything about each other?

 

Girls’ night out turns deadly.

 

“…the ending literally caught me with my mouth hanging open.” - Samantha March, author of A Questionable Friendship

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