Not Just for Christmas
'a funny, sparky book... An ideal read for anyone who is a fan of Christmas or dogs - or both!' Sophie Kinsella
Charlie isn't in the mood for Christmas cheer...
Her boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, her mother has absconded with her latest husband for the holidays, and - adding insult to (literal) injury - her flat has just been destroyed by a gas leak.
Single, mildly concussed and temporarily homeless, Charlie heads to Devon to spend the festive season looking after Cosy Canine Cottages, her cousin Jez's dog-care centre. And if she's not exactly a dog person, well, no one has to know...
But her plans for a quiet Christmas are soon dashed. Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the deaf Great Dane seem determined to keep her up all night. A strange man has been casing her cousin's house. And where is Cal, the unbearably patronizing but disturbingly handsome local vet, when she needs him?
This Christmas will Charlie embrace the unexpected and stumble into love?
NATALIE COX is a lifelong fan of romantic comedy and decided to write her own when she finally ran out of stuff to read. She is also a big fan of dogs and wrote this book with an ancient chocolate Labrador panting by her side. Together, they placed second in the Dog-And-Owner-Most-Alike Competition at their local county show, and no doubt would have taken home the trophy if they'd worn matching collars. Sadly, the day she received the UK publication offer for this book, Natalie's canine muse went to that great dog park in the sky. She divides her time between the Brecon Beacons in Wales and London.