Valentine’s Day #OzRomance showcase: Georgina Troy
Tell us a little about your book:
A Jersey Kiss is a romance about Bea Phillips, a divorced thirty-year-old who is fighting to keep the beautiful, but rundown, home her godmother has left her. Her ex-husband has other plans though and is fighting for what he believes to be his share of the building. Bea’s attracted to Luke, a gorgeous builder with problems of his own, and to complicate matters further, she discovers that her new boss is the boyfriend she went out with at university who has returned to Jersey wanting to rekindle their romance. If this wasn’t enough for her to deal with, she also has to try and discover what, A Jersey Kiss happens to be. All she knows is it’s something her godmother has left to her, although no one seems to know what it is, or where she’s going to find it.
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
It’s the day I always receive a beautiful card, roses and chocolates, usually followed by a meal cooked by my lovely husband – who loves to cook, though isn’t quite so good at clearing up the kitchen afterwards – and a bottle of something bubbly.
Favourite Valentine’s Day memory?
The first year together when he surprised me with all these lovely treats. I had expected it to be a one-off, but we’ve been together for ten years now and it’s a tradition he carries out every year, I’m pleased to say!
Best ever Valentine’s Day gift you’ve given or received?
One year we went to Paris for the Valentine weekend. I, of course, had to spend time in Shakespeare & Co, my favourite bookshop. It was a wonderful trip, but I think that was a one-off!
What’s the appeal of the romance genre for you as a writer? As a reader?
I love writing about romance – all those heroes to dream about and be in control of… As a reader you always know that whatever conflicts the hero and heroine may have to deal with, they will always end up together. Perfect.
Find Georgina online:
A Jersey Kiss
Living in the ‘sunny isle’ it’s hard not to fall in love and even though Bea Philips is still reeling from a nasty divorce, the loss of her beloved god-mother and inheriting a legacy that includes something mysterious no one seems able to locate, she still has to find a way to fight a court case that threatens to take away everything she owns. The last thing Bea needs is a distraction in the form of surly builder Luke, or old flame Tom.
Will Bea find a way to keep her dream home and maybe fall in love? And what exactly is, A Jersey Kiss?
Thank you so much for featuring A Jersey Kiss in your fantastic Valentine Day showcase!