Debut novel "Floored" OUT NOW!

The hilarious & charming romantic comedy guaranteed to give you a lift

"It’s a gorgeously quirky romcom about a lovelorn accountant and a socially anxious archivist who meet-cute at work via a talking lift. The story is full of clever ups and downs (naturally!), sparky banter and brilliantly relatable characters, underlined by a super-sweet love story." - Woman's Weekly, June 2024


Hannah and Drew work in the same office.

Hannah and Drew use the same elevator.

Hannah and Drew certainly aren’t looking for love.

They haven’t even met.

Yet something is happening… 

“Brilliant.” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“Romcom at its best.” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“What a fantastic novel! Couldn't put it down!” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“Heartwarming, uplifting and so flippin’ funny.” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this well executed story.” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“I was very entertained and totally satisfied with this amazing read.” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“Bottom line: this book is amazing!” ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Amiable TV production accountant Drew has turned his back on love after the death of his fiancée, an incident which cemented his longstanding elevatophobia. When Drew moves towns and jobs for a fresh start, he hears a voice in the office lift telling him to “be careful”.  Is it his fevered imagination, the ghost of his fiancée, or someone playing a cruel prank? Quickly, he becomes desperate, foolish… and unexpectedly smitten.

Cute, sparky but shy Hannah wouldn’t mind finding romance, but keeps choosing the wrong boyfriends. Her innate social anxiety, deepened by bad experiences with a preying boss, is a huge barrier to dating anyone new. Yet, to expose her boss’ antics, she must be lucky and smart. However, talking to a sweet but hapless co-worker isn’t the answer… is it? After all, she could never find the courage to meet him in person.

Soon, a relationship blossoms alongside a shared determination to bring justice to their workplace, risking everything.

Will their daring plan succeed or will it jeopardise the happiness they’ve found with each other?


This wonderful, laugh-out-loud, will-they-won’t-they romcom is perfect for those who loved Beth O’Leary’s "The Flatshare", Laura Jane Williams’ "Our Stop", or Sally Thorne’s "The Hating Game". 

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