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February 2024

The launch of "Floored" will be accompanied by an in-person event at an independent bookshop in Richmond, London.

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Debut novel "Floored" arrives 4th April

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

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… 

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.

When Drew discovers the adorable girl behind the voice, 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". 

Thumb the CALL button for 2024's breakout romcom!

"I've just finished reading Floored and absolutely loved it. I loved the relationship between Drew and Hannah as they both overcame their (realistic) problems. The comedy throughout was fantastic, I don't think there was a second that I didn't have a smile on my face when reading. It's a great romance, with lots of extra strands to it to keep the reader entertained and excited." - Advance Reader

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