Cleo has a few things going on. Two beautiful kids and a less beautiful ex-husband, a share house arrangement with her long-term bestie Jude (complete with a third child, also beautiful) and an underperforming florist business. Actually, the shop could be beautiful too, it’s just that Cleo hasn’t got time to think about it.
Her new week-on week-off custody schedule is about to change all that. She can put her own needs first for once—take a dance class, fix up the shop, even think about dating. Not that she’s looking for anything serious, but she’s open to exploring what she wants.
Which, it turns out, is a lot. Maybe too much?
But how can you work out what you really, really want unless you try a bit of everything?
‘Christian is a must-read author for anyone who loves their rom-coms real and utterly binge-able.’
‘Claire Christian writes with fierce kindness and protectiveness over her readers.’
‘West Side Honey does to your body what a scented bath, a sweaty sparkly dance session, an electric first kiss and an enormous unexpected bunch of flowers do - ALL AT THE SAME TIME. A thundering round of applause for Claire Christian, her brilliant hot-mess protagonist Cleo and excellent cast of delightfully written kids, friends and lovers.’
‘This warm, poignant novel is a love letter to what can happen when we take agency of our lives, and to the freedom and joy that waits for us on the other side of fear. If books could talk, Cleo and her charming cohort in West Side Honey would say to readers, you can sit with us, you’re welcome here. I laughed and cried and loved being in their beautiful company.’
‘Claire Christian’s books are a gift to the romance genre. Christian tells big-hearted, super sexy and inclusive stories that leave you wanting more. West Side Honey is as flirty as it is empowering, and Cleo’s journey towards wholeness is one we can all aspire to. This is a book about figuring out what we want, and believing that we deserve nothing less.’
‘West Side Honey serves up everything you’d want from a bingeable, indulgent rom-com, all the while remaining original and exciting…It is bound to win over many romance fans.’