Pippa Croft is the pen name of an award-winning romantic novelist. After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist before writing her debut novel, which won the RNA's New Writers' award and was later made into a TV movie. The Oxford Blue series are available as Penguin paperbacks and ebooks.
Croft (mainstream romance author Phillipa Ashley) kicks off her Oxford Blues new adult contemporary trilogy with an angsty yet appealing romance. Lauren Cusack, the daughter of a U.S. senator, leaves Washington, D.C., for a year abroad at Oxford, studying for a master's degree in the history of art and visual culture. Alexander Hunt is a compellingly broken English aristocrat. The author is an Oxford alum herself, and she writes with authority about what happens when an upper-crust Brit meets a fearless American. * Publishers Weekly * A very well deserved five stars, a fabulous emotion filled, dramatic read! -- Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews A very steamy NA with a sprinkling of Downton-Abbey-esqueold money traditions and snobbery. And I freaking loved it. -- Tea Party Princess With a great setting, fantastic characters and a passionate love story, The First Time We Met is a great read in the New Adult genre. -- Chloe's Chick Lit Reviews I absolutely cannot wait for book 3! -- Erin's Choice Pippa Croft captures the overwhelming physical attraction between Lauren and Alexander. It was hot. REALLY hot. -- Kate, Books with Bunny Blogspot