Pre-order Picture Perfect!

“Picture Perfect is the perfect fake dating novel! It packed emotion, tension and all the feels that a fake dating book should have!” (Netgalley review).

Did I mention that I have a new book coming out in October? The early reviews are coming in now. (Always a nerve-wracking time). Please pre-order it. Having pre-orders on the ebook means that the publisher can try and get the print book (out at the start of next year) into actual bricks and mortar shops.

‘I loved it! I read this book in a (very pleasant) day’ 

Sue Moorcroft, Sunday Times bestselling author

Niro is a photographer who’s lost the joy of taking photos. Burned by a bad break-up, she’s in desperate need of inspiration.

Vimal is determined to win back his ex-girlfriend. When he hears she’s bringing her new boyfriend on a group holiday, he impulsively declares that he’s bringing a plus one too.

Their mutual friends have the perfect solution: Niro can pretend to be Vimal’s new girlfriend and join the holiday. Imagine the incredible photographs she could take in the Swiss alps…

She’s not thinking about love. He’s thinking about someone else. Can they fake a picture-perfect relationship – or will real feelings get in the way?

Picture Perfect is the perfect fake dating novel! It packed emotion, tension and all the feels that a fake dating book should have!
Netgalley review

Win a summer book bundle (UK only)

It’s the summer holidays!

It’s summertime and we all need something to read while lounging by the pool, or sitting in the shade in a cafe, or even curled up on the sofa (staycation anyone?). To kick off the holidays, I’m giving away a bundle of three books. All you have to do to enter is to sign up to my mailing list. You can even get more entries by sharing with your friends.

The Start of Something – by Miranda Dickinson

Summer at the French Cafe – by Sue Moorcroft

Playing for Love – Jeevani Charika

Plus you get a nice tea towel to mop up any tea spills or even just to hide your book under.

This giveaway is for UK entrants only (sorry, everyone else!)


What are you waiting for? Enter now!

Playing For Love is out today!

If you’ve been following me on my usual social media channels (I’m @rhodabaxter on Twitter), you’ll know that Playing For Love is my latest book. It’s a romcom set in around a computer gaming competition (don’t worry, there isn’t too much gaming).

Here’s the cover:

And here’s the blurb:

When Sam’s not working on her fledgling business, she spends her time secretly video-gaming. Her crush is famous gamer Blaze, and she’s thrilled when she’s teamed up with him in a virtual tournament.

But what Sam doesn’t know is that Blaze is the alter ego of Luke, her shy colleague – and he has a secret crush too.

Luke has a crush on Sam.
Sam has a crush on Blaze.

How will this game of love play out?

A fun, feel-good romance for fans of You’ve Got Mail, Helen Hoang, Jasmine Guillory and Lindsey Kelk.

And here’s what some authors whom I admire had to say about it (I find the fact that they even read it to be amazing!)

‘LOVED it… Romantic, witty, insightful and engaging.’ Sue Moorcroft, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Home in the Sun

‘Fabulous… A perfect lazy Sunday read… Such a treat!’ Sarah Bennett, bestselling author of the Mermaids Point series

‘A sweet, witty story… Delightful.’ Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged

Book Cover for A Convenient Marriage

A Convenient Marriage is up for preorder

Book Cover for A Convenient Marriage
A Convenient Marriage by Jeevani Charika

It was the perfect marriage… until they fell in love.

Chaya is a young woman torn between her duty to family and her life in the UK. While her traditional Sri Lankan parents want her to settle down into marriage, what they don’t know is that Chaya has turned away the one true love of her life, Noah, terrified of their disapproval.

Gimhana is hiding his sexuality from his family. It’s easy enough to pretend he’s straight when he lives half a world away in the UK. But it’s getting harder and harder to turn down the potential brides his parents keep finding for him.

When Chaya and Gimhana meet, a marriage of convenience seems like the perfect solution to their problems. Together they have everything – friendship, stability and their parents’ approval. But when both Chaya and Gimhana find themselves falling in love outside of their marriage, they’re left with an impossible decision – risk everything they’ve built together, or finally follow their heart?

A Convenient Marriage will be published by Hera books on the 13th of Nov 2019.

  • Sri Lankans living in the UK
  • Anxiety/depression rep
  • All the family drama
  • A marriage of convenience
  • Two HEAs

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This Stolen Life will be published by Hera Publishing

This Stolen Life is the story of Soma, who runs away from her violent past to make a new life for herself in England.

I’m delighted to say that this book will be coming out in May 2019, published by Hera Publishing. You can read their announcement here:

I got the idea for This Stolen Life about nine years ago. I’d just finished The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins and was wondering what it could look like if you updated it to the present day. All I had was the first scene. The story that arose from it was nothing like The New Magdalen. I wrote several rom coms as Rhoda Baxter and finally came back to this story idea in 2016. Since we’d moved to East Yorkshire by then, I set the book in Hull.

Ah, but it’s a two book deal, you say. What’s the second book?

I’m working on that one right now. It’s about Chaya and Gimhana and an arranged marriage that went wrong.

Now, if you’ll excuse me. I’d better get back to them.

Christmas At The Palace is out in paperback!

Christmas At The Palace is out in paperback! If you see it a shop (Hopefully, you’ll spot it in Asda…) please take a photo! I’d love to see the book out in the wild.

It’s the first book that has come out under my real name – and it’s SO STRANGE seeing my actual name on a book cover.

Here are some of the reviews (yes, the first one is from THE Katie Fforde!)

“Huge fun with a slightly different slant” Katie Fforde

“Written with a sure touch, and Jeevani’s characters leap from the page. I love Jeevani Charika’s writing!” Sue Moorcroft

“What a fantastic and fascinating read. A refreshingly different and thought-provoking romance.” Phillipa Ashley

“It’s a beautifully written fairytale romance where a Prince meets an ordinary doctor from Leeds, a daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants, and falls in love, but it’s so much more than that.” 5 stars – Review on Goodreads

“The perfect book to curl up on the sofa with!”  5 stars – Amazon review

“I could not put this book down once I had started.” Amazon review

“I was blown away. Such strong characters, and such a marvellously weaved story. It’s unpredictable, real, deep, and relatable.” Madhuka on Amazon

“There’s a brown woman on a royal romance cover!!! This was advertised on one of the many book emails I get and I was going to pass until I saw the heroine wasn’t white. Bought! Devoured it and enjoyed it a lot!” Goodreads review

I shall head out in a minute to go buy the traditional book release day treat of a pot of ice cream and some Lego.

I’m so excited!

[If you bought A Royal Wedding in ebook and are having trouble updating it to get Christmas At The Palace – I know there are some issues. The publisher (Bonnier) are working on it!]