Tilly Bagshawe's debut novel, ADORED, reached No. 15 in the hardback bestseller list and stayed there for three weeks 'Tilly's not afraid to come out all guns blazing - ADORED is an ambitous romp of a novel. All the crucial ingredients are there - cads, gold-diggers, starlets, supermodels and whores - in suitably slinky settings' Heat 'Fans of The OC will love this sex-scene-studded romp' Cosmopolitan 'ADORED is total escapist, self-indulgent pleasure. I adored it!' Sophie Kinsella 'By golly, this is so much fun you won't be able to put it down. Good on ya, Tilly!' Hot Stars 'Sweeping through four generations of glitz, glamour and intrigue, this novel will leave you gripped to the very end' Real Toby Mundy predicted in the New Statesman that Tilly would lead the revival of the blockbuster in 2005 Rights have sold in the US, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Italy and Russia
Tilly Bagshawe went to Cambridge at the age of eighteen with her ten-month-old daughter in tow. At 26, she was the youngest ever partner in one of the world's most prestigious headhunting firms. She now writes for The Times, The Daily Mail and The Evening Standard. Tilly divides her time between Los Angeles and London.
The Horse Whisperer and National Velvet meet Jackie Collins behind the barn in this libidinous fly-on-the-stall peek at horse racing and California real estate chicanery, just in time for beach read season. Irresistible Bobby Cameron, 23, and already one of the most skilled horse breakers and trainers in the world, inherits Highwood, his father's 3,000-acre California ranch, but not the money to keep it out of foreclosure. He takes a job training two horses on a highly regarded racing stud farm in Newmarket, England, where he falls for the farm owner's 17-year-old daughter, Milly Lockwood Groves. Milly is a frustrated rider forced by her family to give up her career after a neck injury, and she's living in the shadow of her neighbor and rival, Rachel Delaney, a sexy and successful pro rider. Milly's dad has a minor stroke and finally agrees to let her return to riding and to train with Bobby at Highwood. While Milly grows closer to her dream of professional riding-and outshining Rachel-na?ve Bobby takes on a sleazy partner with big bucks and an ulterior motive. This follow-up to Bagshawe's surprise bestseller, Adored, should satisfy this year's crop of vacationers. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"An enjoyable canter." MARIE CLAIRE, August 06 "An entertaining, light-hearted read... racy, pacy and very funny." THE OBSERVER (Extra Time, sports), 9 Jul "Glitzy." IMAGE magazine (Ireland), Aug 06 "A pure guilty pleasure." HEAT, 22 Jul "A great read for the beach." BELLA, 19 Jul 06 "There's plenty of horsing around in this glam romp!" Hotstars HELLO
Bobby Cameron inherits Highwood, his father's California ranch, and vows to honor his dad's cowboy legacy by protecting the vast estate from greedy developers and oil men. A renowned horse trainer, Bobby recently met teenager Milly Lockwood Groves during a training assignment in England. Milly is a natural horsewoman, and her millionaire breeder father allows Bobby to bring the innocent Milly to Highwood so she can pursue her dreams of being a professional jockey. Meanwhile, Bobby discovers the ranch to be financially insolvent, forcing him to choose between selling out and finding a backer. He accepts an investment partner to save the ranch, only to discover that the devious Todd lusts after both the ranch's oil deposits and the maturing Milly. Actress Gillian Doyle nails both the American and British accents, using her voice to communicate Milly's wholesomeness and the deviancy of the many buxom women pursuing the handsome Bobby. The success of Bagshawe's Adored will draw fans to this second novel, which is recommended for romance and light fiction collections. Judith Robinson, Univ. at Buffalo, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.