RELEASE DAY: Recipe for Mr Perfect by Anni Rose
Born and raised in Berkshire, I emigrated to Wiltshire six years ago, where I now live with my husband, sister, two dogs, a cat and Midge, the grey speckled hen.
As a child, I loved writing fiction, producing reams of stories, thankfully lost over the years, although recently when we cleared my mother’s house out, ‘The attack of the Killer Tomatoes’ did resurface.
On leaving school, the need to earn a living sort of got in the way of any creative ambitions and I became an accountant where my only published work apart from regular financial reports was the employees’ handbook.
A local writing course and an encouraging group of writing friends re-ignited the fiction flame many years later and I went on to win or be short listed in several writing competitions. I had short stories published in Writers Forum, My Weekly and Sophie King’s ‘How to Write your Life Story’.
These days I would describe my writing as modern romantic stories with a healthy dollop of humour thrown in. I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and was delighted to have been signed by Choc Lit Publishing. Recipe for Mr Perfect is the second in the Recipes for Life series with Recipe for Mr Right, my debut novel published in June.
Away from the garden and writing I can usually be found behind a camera, walking the dogs, enjoying one of my husband’s curries or my sister’s bakery treats.
The Recipes for Life Series are all set in the fictional town of Redford. They are stand-alone novels but some of the characters may appear in more than one book. Recipe for Mr Perfect was inspired by the office I worked in, on leaving college. The character of Maggie in Recipe for Mr Perfect is based on a woman I worked with, sadly no longer with us, whose dry sense of humour and cutting remarks kept us going through many long days. If I could wave a wand and bring back just one thing to improve life today, it would be the sense of camaraderie, friendship and laughter that my introduction to office life gave me.
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How do you know if you’ve found Mr Perfect or Mr Perfectly Useless?
Jess Willersey realised things with Martin weren’t perfect, but it’s still a shock when he leaves. Is she destined to a singleton lifestyle with only her cat for company, or could a certain hat-astrophic encounter with a handsome stranger at a rather unusual wedding signal a turning point?
At the same time, Jess’s best friends and work colleagues, Maggie and Sarah, are going through their own personal disasters – from shocking family revelations to dodgy dating app-related drama.
To top it all off, it seems that the handsome stranger won’t remain a stranger – and when Neil Jackson turns up at the friends’ office with yet another bombshell, how long will he stay ‘Mr Perfect’ in Jess’s eyes?