A fun, sexy, fast-paced romantic romp in the style of Janet Evanovich from exciting new Australian talent Kathryn Ledson. Bridget Jones meets Stephanie Plum – that's Rough Diamond.
Funny, romantic, and action-packed, Rough Diamond introduces Australia's own Stephanie Plum – the unforgettable Erica Jewell.
The shock ending to Erica Jewell's marriage left a huge hole in her bank balance and a bigger one in her heart. And now her life goals make a very short list: no surprises, no debt and, definitely, no men. That is, until she finds one bleeding to death in her Melbourne garden one stormy Friday night.
Jack Jones is a man whose emotional wounds are more life-threatening than the bullet in his shoulder. Under orders, he recruits Erica to his secret team of vigilantes, and Erica suspects her safe, predictable world is about to be turned upside down.
And she's absolutely right.
'Fans of Stephanie Plum rejoice. There's a new undercover angel in town.' Marie Claire
'Blends romantic escapism and adventure. Ledson captivates her readers with characters that are memorable and real and refreshingly Australian. Reading her novel is akin to chatting to a very likeable friend.' West Australian
'A fabulously entertaining debut novel ... With appealing characters, good natured humour and an exciting plot, I loved Rough Diamond and I know fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, Marianne Delacourt's Tara Sharp and Lisa Lutz's Izzy Spellman will too.' Book'd Out
'ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. Total hoot to read. Can't wait for the next one.' Rachael Johns, author of Jilted and Man Drought
'A rollicking tale of adventure ... fun, fast-paced, and has all the elements I look for in mass-market romantic fiction.' Bookseller&Publisher
'If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you'll love this new heroine Erica Jewell from Melbourne author Ledson. In this debut ... the heroine becomes involved with a team of vigilantes, with hilarious results.' Sunday Telegraph
'Full of fun, romance, danger and action. An exciting read, full of exciting twists and turns and the type of ending that makes you want a little more.' The Book Light blog
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