Holly Oakwood’s cosy life is shattered when her boyfriend has an affair with her best friend. Determined to mend her broken heart by throwing herself into her career, but unable to hide her contempt for her new boss, she loses her job as well. She leaves London and lands a dream job in a Consulate in LA, but that’s when her troubles really begin. She struggles to settle, loneliness begins to bite, and everyone around her is thin and shallow. She loses her confidence, makes a fool of herself once too often, and her workplace is stressful, with her new boss hating her.
Guy Cutler is an attractive young widower, whose role as a diplomat means he is assured, articulate and adaptable. He is career driven, and love isn’t on his agenda, because knows he can’t replace the woman he lost.
When Holly and Guy are brought together by a series of hilarious coincidences, it seems unlikely that the naïve and unworldly Holly and the highly polished Guy will have much in common. But can Guy help Holly salvage anything from the train wreck of her new life; and can Holly make Guy see he is ready for love again?
What ensues is a comically entertaining series of events that catapult Holly into new friendships, the promise of romance and the realization that home is where the heart is.
Transplanting Holly Oakwood is a standalone in the LA Lights series of romantic comedies. If you enjoy Jill Mansell, Sophie Kinsella, or Marian Keyes, this Bridget Jones style romcom will delight you.