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Following the lives of Olivia, Miranda and Heather as they discover the highs and lows of love in London. From a fake marriage, a surprise pregnancy and a fake date/blackmail.
To Have and Hate (Love In London #1) by Donna Alam
Olivia is on her way to pitch to a venture capitalist company. Seeking investment within her dating app E-volve, however, she’s running late. It doesn’t help that she trips over someone just outside the building. Something about the man brings out her fighting spirit and sees her clambering to get away from him.
Hoping that the pitch has gone well she makes plans with her friend Luke, who works for the company and has been helping her get the pitch meeting. Dinner doesn’t go to plan and she finds herself seeking food elsewhere. Refused entry she is about to leave when the man from this morning turns up and invites her to have dinner. Bickering and flirting with each other they leave together however Beckett puts an end to things before they go too far – much to the annoyance of Olivia.
Things get worse for Olivia when she arrives for a follow-up pitch meeting to find out that Beckett will be the one conducting the meeting. Telling her details of how Luke has played her and persuaded his father to let her pitch so that he could get on her good side. If that wasn’t bad enough Beckett suddenly offers her a proposition – marry him for six months and he’ll invest the money that she needs for her company.
There is a fine line between love and hate as Olivia and Beckett discover, but are they willing to let their guards down long enough to let the other one in?
(Not) The One (Love In London #2) by Donna Alam
Miranda is attempting to put the last year behind her. With her relationship and engagement to Cameron going down the drain when she discovered he’d been cheating on her with her best friend. With nowhere to live and not wishing to return home to her fighting parents, she takes on a pet-sitting job alongside her marketing managers position at E-Volve. Which leads her to first ogling the handsome neighbour and then ending up in bed with him following a runaway cat through the dog flap.
James (Harry) discovers Miranda in a moment of distress, stuck half in and half out of his father’s back door. Offering to help her they end up chatting and discover a spark between them. Three weeks later they meet again by chance, however, he is once again coming to her aide. Drunk following a bad phonecall he helps her sober up a little before rescuing her yet again in a club and spending the night together.
Feeling under the weather Miranda isn’t sure whether she believes that she could be pregnant. They’d used protection so how could this be possible? However, she is pregnant and James takes the news surprisingly well. But having been hurt by Cameron and her arguing parents she is not ready to give her heart away anytime soon.
Will it be too late to tell James that she loves him? Do you ever get enough time with the one you love? Have the tissues at the ready for this one.
The Stand Out (Love In London #3) by Donna Alam
Heather isn’t looking forward to attending an upcoming work wedding. Having told her awful boss Haydn that she has a boyfriend. However, the person she had been seeing dumps her on her birthday. Her friends try to persuade her to hire an escort to accompany her if she won’t go stag. Something she almost does until she has an idea on how to solve her problem – although it does involve a small bit of blackmail.
Archer has been working at E11even for a few months and has somewhat of a reputation as the office heartthrob. After being seen with the boss’s daughter by Heather he wonders whether she will keep quiet even though the meeting was platonic. Offering to keep his secret and ease suspicions from their big boss Heather asks him to be her date at the wedding. Solving her date issue and hopefully keeping her boss off her back.
Agreeing to fake date for a few weeks, they go from bickering to falling into bed with each other. Although a chance catch up with someone from Heather’s past has them questioning what they are doing and whether they can go their separate ways at the end of this arrangement.
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