Joanna Cates -
The Saucy Author 💜
Author & Creator
A Balancing Kind of Love (book 2 in the Love is Crystal Clear Trilogy)
30th September 2021
Kirsty Young, a 40-year-old single woman, is at a crossroads in her life. She works hard and enjoys socialising, but something is missing. Has she left it too late to meet Mr Right and become a mother?
With life-changing decisions to make, she packs her bags and travels to Ibiza and Cyprus on a six-month sabbatical.
Max Bright, now in charge of the family business, Brightside Hotels, feels emotionally exhausted. All the travelling and keeping an eye on his mother and playboy brother has taken its toll. Unhappy with his lifestyle, he wants to find a balance. Can he make room in his life for romance?
When Max and Kirsty’s paths cross, it definitely isn’t love at first sight.
They travel in different directions. Then fate and a little help from their friends intervene.
Is there such a thing as a second chance?
Love is Crystal Clear
Henrietta Green is a 50-year-old single woman, and a divorcee of fifteen years, is always looking for a new hobby, but never love. She finished with all that nonsense years ago. Danny Brown has just moved back from Portugal with his life in pieces after discovering his marriage was a sham. Can this fresh start help put his life back together? When Henri and Danny bump into each other on a night out, sparks fly, but can they risk getting their hearts broken again? Cupid's Helpers think they can! Join Henri, Danny, and friends on a journey of self-discovery, facing emotional challenges, discovering hidden pleasure, and falling in love... possibly.
Unexpected Love, Hidden Pleasure & Friendship Collide in Five-Star Romance
'Love is Crystal Clear' proves that the deepest, most meaningful love can often be found in the unlikeliest of places. Readers will find themselves embroiled in the life of a 50-year old divorcee and a man picking up the pieces of a sham marriage, as cupid's helpers step in to try and craft a happy ending. It's a contemporary romance novel that's both spellbinding and saucy - as erotic fiction and a good old-fashioned love story weave together.
While of course fiction ...
I also wanted to include many elements female readers will relate to, such as the experience of the menopause, supporting each other in friendships and trying to thrive in love ...
What the readers are saying ...
Really enjoyed this book. Being a lady of a certain age, so much was relatable. Great characters and places, they inhabit your mind. Looking forward to following this author if this book is anything to go by.
Now off to search Google about Crystals...
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"
Henry David Thoreau
Harmony Kent Online Introduction
Indie Author Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author
Harmony Kent posted: "Hi everyone. Today, it gives me enormous pleasure to introduce a brand new author with her debut novel ... Joanna Cates. She's a lovely lady, and I'd be so happy if you could all offer her a warm welcome. I'll let Jo introduce herself "
When a vision becomes a reality...
My lockdown writing journey actually started with journaling. But when I got tired of writing about me, I decided to finally start piecing together the book I'd always dreamed of writing.