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Beth Reekles

Beth Reekles, from South Wales, is an avid writer, reader, and drinker of tea. She started her writing career when she was just fifteen, penning YA novel The Kissing Booth and uploading it onto story-sharing platform Wattpad. It quickly accumulated over 19 million reads and was eventually picked up by Random House. Since then, Beth has written three more Kissing Booth books and three other YA novels and had her story turned into a smash-hit Netflix film starring Joey King and Jacob Elordi.

Beth has always written the books she wanted to read, and is now writing adult fiction alongside her YA titles (and her rather less glamourous 9-5 job in IT). Her first women’s fiction title, It Won’t Be Christmas Without You, was published in the UK by One Chapter More in 2019.

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Faking It

Sophie, 25.
Looking for: a plus one
Perfect first date: At my sister's wedding pretending we're already dating...

Lifelong singleton, Sophie, is looking for love. With her friends settling down and her family piling on the pressure, it seems that her anonymous column about relationships is more successful than her actual dating life. But now, with her sister's wedding approaching, she's determined not to turn up alone - and if she can't find her soulmate in time, she'll just have to fake one.

Enter Harry. Charming, attractive and seeking a post-break-up distraction, he answers Sophie's plea on a dating app, promising an all-expenses-paid weekend to anyone crazy enough to go along with her charade. And with the wedding a hit and a calendar full of "couple" events on the horizon, the pair realise the only way they'll survive the next few months is with each other - and a little white lie . . .

But as their love deception deepens and the pair grow closer, Sophie realises their charade may be holding them back from facing the truth. After all, when you're pretending to be in love, how is it possible to find the real thing?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Sphere
Russia Alpina

Love, Locked Down

Five couples. One week. A love story like no other . . .

When an apartment block is put on lockdown, its residents are in for a whirlwind week. Wild and reckless Imogen is stuck living with a one-night-stand in Flat 14 whose name she can't remember (and who she tried to steal a t-shirt from while sneaking out), and is forced face the reality that maybe it's time she grew up.

Upstairs, Isla and Danny are still in their honeymoon period, but a warts-and-all week together so early in the relationship could make or break their romance (hello, secretly applying concealer in the bathroom at 6am). Meanwhile, Zach and Serena's steady relationship is on tenterhooks, and pineapple on pizza might actually be the last straw.

At Flat 22, Olivia's Maid of Honour duties are pushing her to the edge as a wedding-planning weekend has turned into an entire (nightmarish) week... And speaking of weddings, this whole thing has made Ethan realise he wants to spend the rest of his life with Charlotte, if only he can surprise her with the perfect proposal - and find a way to sneak her into the building . . .

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Sphere
North America Wattpad Books
Germany Cbt
Spain Planeta

It Won't Be Christmas Without You

Eloise, a self-confessed Christmas obsessive, can’t wait for the big day. Devoted to her Michael Bublé playlist, she’s organising the school nativity play and even her gorgeous Grinch of a neighbour, James, can’t get her down.

Her workaholic twin sister, Cara, on the other hand, plans to work over the holiday – and figure out what secrets her seemingly-perfect boyfriend George might be keeping from her.

The sisters used to be close but since Cara moved to London, everything’s been different. Only, Eloise isn’t giving up just yet, and with a white Christmas on the cards, Cara can’t fail to be moved by the magic of the season … can she?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth One More Chapter
Brazil Astral
Germany Cbt
Italy DeA Planeta Libri
Spain Planeta
Russia AST
Poland Insignis Media

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