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by J. L. Heritage


Sophie loves her job as Assistant PA to Marcus Dillon, even though he’s been starring in her dreams for the past few months.
It’s the end of the year…Christmas always fills Sophie with dread. Calamity ensues when she has to run festive errands for her boss, and plan a Christmas party she’s forgotten she’s in charge of!

Marcus is a successful and wealthy entrepreneur. After being viciously betrayed, he’s been single for so long that he doubts he’ll ever find someone who wants a real relationship, rather than just the accolade of having him on her arm. The more he gets to know Sophie, the more he realizes just how real and endearing she is. It’s coming up to Christmas, his favorite time of year, and he’s planning on making his move.

Can Sophie mend his broken heart and teach him to trust her after his last betrayal? Can she trust him with the heartbreak she’s been hiding?

Can Marcus help her to embrace the season, and teach her to fall in love with Christmas all over again?


“I really felt like I was there, in London. I love the tension between Sophie and Marcus, and I love how wonderful Marcus is to Sophie. At first, I thought, ‘oh cool, another tropey romance novel.’ I was pleasantly surprised. If you love romance, you’ll love this fluffy, happy, make-your-heart-smile novel!”


“What a wonderful and amazing story!”


“A fabulous book. I couldn’t put it down!”




CIR: What inspired this story?

HERITAGE: I have a toddler, so my spare time is incredibly precious. I’m a bookworm at heart, so spend much of my time whilst he naps, reading. I invested hours (and plenty of naps!) reading a book that was terrible – I have to finish a book, I’m not one of those who can just stop reading. I thought to myself, “Well that was a waste…I could write something better than that!”, so I did.

CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?

HERITAGE: Losing myself in the love story, and submerging myself in the many memories I have of visiting London and it’s swanky shops and theatres.

CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this story?

HERITAGE: Putting it out there for people to read. That’s scary stuff, but I’ve been overwhelmed by the response.

CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?

HERITAGE: Sophie, she’s normal. She’s not some tall, leggy, super model; she’s a healthy size 10/12 with a proper bum and modest boobs. She doesn’t have a filter, so often blurts out whatever’s on her mind (a bit like me), and has a beautiful relationship with her father. She’s a regular woman embarking on a relationship she wouldn’t have thought possible in her wildest dreams.

CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?

HERITAGE: Bridget Jones, with a touch of the Cinderella love story.

CIR: What themes do you address in this story?

HERITAGE: Loss, grief, betrayal, and the overcoming of all of these. Love can heal even the deepest of wounds.

CIR: Is there more coming? A sequel?

HERITAGE: Yes, the sequel is written and starting it’s editing process. I also have a standalone that is nearing publication called After Acquittal. It’s a romantic suspense and is also clean.