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About Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown is a London based author and writing coach. Turning her back on a career in law led her to becoming a notorious Jobslut, inspiring her first highly praised book published in 2018. She has completed various writing courses with Michelle Danner in LA and Faber and Faber. The sugar game, her second novel reflects her interest in the adventure of life and the choices of young women in the playground of London.
She believes a sense of humour is the only seatbelt required for a creative life, pursued with infectious optimism. Her writing is inspired by the world around her, fuelled by coffee and an insatiable sweet tooth.
Jessica’s pursuit of independence is rocked when Jerod, a workaholic scientist opens the door of her latest date. Jessica’s mask slips as he loosens the grip on her stubborn heart. But when he pulls back, her insecurities flare, what is he hiding? A shadowy figure from his mysterious past may have the answer. What he reveals locks Jessica into a dangerous conflict, putting her only sense of security on the line.
Determined to find the truth, she battles between her heart and head. Whatever choice she makes, this is not going to be easy. As rules get broken, will the girls ever win the sweet futures they signed up for?
Unsure if this is something to celebrate or worry about, she moves to London and proceeds to bounce around from promising positions at a law firm to a brief fling as a marital detective and everything in between. In between talking her way into jobs she is in no way qualified for, like preparing the dead for viewings at a mortuary and selling slum flats, she injects a little nonsense into the humdrum life of the normals around her- without ever trying to face her past.
When she finally stumbles into a career that seems perfect—weird hours, lots of shopping, plenty of wine—but starts to flake out anyway, her closest friends begin holding up mirrors she cannot avoid. Will Anna ever realize the things she keeps running from may be all she ever wanted?
In this hilarious novel about all the places we look for fulfilment, Jobslut is perfect for those still trying to find themselves in the biggest relationship of them all: the nine-to-five.
Lottie’s world is small, but she likes it that way. She secretly hopes with all her heart that she doesn’t get the vision, because she likes her little life just the way it is.
But when her grandmother hires a new dishwasher, Wells McCrory, a reformed bad boy with a nasty reputation that precedes him, the vision comes... and it’s not what she wants to see:
She will grow old with Wells McCrory, whether she likes it or not.
In her predecessors' experience, it is inevitable. And having just graduated high school, Lottie has a lot of big decisions to make, primarily whether to hold on tight to a boy she is learning she won’t be with forever and the home she never planned to leave, or to embrace the change and the freedom that comes with interrupting a life she can't want anymore.