Playing Grace

A romantic comedy about love and learning to let go

Grace Surtees has everything carefully under contraol – her work life, her home life, her love life. Especially her love life. But then her boss hires Tate Saunders to spice up the gallery tours his company provides. American, messy and fond of breaking rules, Tate explodes into her tidy existence like a paintball and she hates everything about him … doesn’t she? Of course she does, because the alternative might mean revealing some long-kept secrets …

‘I loved this novel. Funny and original. I couldn’t stop turning the pages.’

Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man


Published August 2013 Quercus

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‘Gracie does tours of the old guys, for the old guys,’ Tate said and his visitors assumed a range of expressions of which pity seemed to be the unifying theme. ‘Likes her art in a frame, don’t you?’ Tate was addressing her directly.

It made her feel one hundred and seventy-two. One hundred and seventy-two on a bad day.