Reality TV star Georgia "Toff" Toffolo is penning a four-part series of seasonal romances for Mills & Boon.
Editor Rebecca Slorach acquired world rights from Amanda Harris at YMU Group. The first novel in the series, Meet Me in London, will be published on 15th October 2020 in paperback original, e-book and audio.
Toffolo, a former star of “Made in Chelsea”, is an “I'm A Celebrity” winner and regularly features on ITV staple “This Morning”.
Her first book, Meet Me in London, is set in Chelsea, following an aspiring clothes designer, Victoria Scott, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road.
The synopsis explains: “she needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming. Oliver Russell’s Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family’s new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her. A girlfriend who does not exist. When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting, as the fake relationship starts to feel very real.”
Toffolo said: “I'm so excited to be working with Mills & Boon on my new series of romance books. As a lifelong romance reader, it was a dream come true to bring these stories to life, and I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Meet Me in London for themselves this October.”
Slorach said: “Mills & Boon are delighted to be publishing these four books with Georgia Toffolo, which are romantic fiction at its very best—uplifting, with modern, independent women, and friendship at their core. I have loved working with Georgia and hearing her ideas. The books will be a wonderful addition to the romance market and who better to bring these fresh romances to us than Georgia.”
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