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Carol Mason

Amazon Charts & Kindle Store #1 Bestselling Author


Hate at first sight. Love at long last?

At forty-two, Moira has just learned some shocking news about her long-time marriage, and her life is a mess. It only gets worse when her nineteen-year- old daughter announces she wants to marry a guy she's only known for six weeks.


When Moira goes to Malibu to meet her daughter's boyfriend - and his dad - she discovers that Frank, the father, is the guy who wrote the world's greatest love story. He's incredibly rich, incredibly attractive, and... incredibly loathsome. It's hate at first sight. And it's mutual. They can only agree on one thing: it's imperative that they split up their impulsive kids. Let's face it, cynicism and personal experience aside, no one falls in love in only six weeks!

They devise a fool-proof plan. But when their kids elope to Greece, the plan is set to fail - unless they fly there and track them down. If they can find them. But days spent bickering and sitting at separate taverna tables, followed by unexpectedly deep conversations in steamy hot tubs, lead to an undeniable chemistry neither of them can ignore – as hard as they might deny it…

Will Moira and Frank find their love-drunk offspring in time to talk some sense into them, and then they can finally go their separate ways? Or has their unexpected trip brought them together for the second chance at love they didn’t even know they needed…? 


Available for pre-order now! 




Out July 22

* Romantic Comedy
* Enemies to Lovers

* Second Chance Romance

A warm, witty, hilarious and honest look at falling in love when you almost don't believe in it any more...

From the million-copy bestselling author of contemporary women's fiction.

A sweet, sad tale about love, loss, and the crazy way the world works to reclaim love again.

Cosmopolitan, Australia

Praise & Reviews

What really goes on behind closed doors? Carol Mason unlocks life behind a marriage in this strong debut.

Heat Magazine, UK

Mason's writing is absorbing. While reading a spicy bit about Leigh's affair while taking the bus to work, I rode past my stop. 

Rebecca Wigod, Vancouver Sun

A beautifully written story of how we connect with each other in terrible crisis, told with wit and humanity - and one hell of a final twist. I loved it. 

Louise Candlish
Sunday Times and international bestselling Author of Our House 

Taut and emotional, with an ending that literally left me gasping. I loved this novel.

Karen Dionne
international bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter


Acutely observed, emotionally honest, utterly brilliant writing. 

Melissa Hill
international bestselling author of Something from Tiffany's

A taut and twisty tale of secrets, lies, and deceit which held me captive right to the end.

Angela Marsons
bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series

Poignant, emotional, and breathtaking... Carol Mason's effortless storytelling and exquisite writing will keep you turning pages until the book's stunning and surprising ending. Bring tissues.

Kerry Lonsdale
Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author

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