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It’s 20th February and publication day for Little Pink Taxi, Marie Laval’s debut novel for Choc Lit…


Take a ride with Love Taxis, the cab company with a Heart …
Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.

Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.

On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …







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Absolutely loved this book.  At the centre is the sale of Ravensthorn Castle, a place Rosalie Heart has always called home. But with the arrival of new owner Marc Petersen, her whole life, and that of the small Scottish village of Irlwick is threatened.  Marc – half French/half Danish – is a cool no-nonsense business man whose world is about balance sheets and profit.  As part of the sale, Rosalie’s taxi business is under threat.  It doesn’t make a profit and Marc is unable to understand that she’s someone who believes the needs of her small isolated community are more important than income.

For Rosalie, Marc’s arrival unsettling. Why did Geoff McBride, currently in hospital after a car crash, decide to sell? And to this man of all people? Then there are the strange things that have been happening to her recently– hoax calls, threatening notes and a dark four by four shadowing her.

I particularly loved the way Marc and Rosalie’s romance was drip fed through the book. Their relationship moved from dislike to a wary companionship. Constantly thrown into each other’s company it wasn’t long before they were both trying their hardest to resist each other. But of course the inevitable happened – helped along by some ghostly happenings courtesy of Isobel McBride.

When Kirsty Marsh, Marc’s right hand woman, discovers what is going on she’s  determined Rosalie won’t get the man she’s set her sights on. Devious and clever, she sets out to wreck their relationship.

And last but not least I have to mention the setting – the mountains, the loch, the forest, the snow (lots of it) and  the wonderful, sometimes quirky,  inhabitants of Irlwick.

There is so much more I could say about Little Pink Taxi, but it would be giving far too much of the plot away and that’s the last thing I want to do.  All I will say is that it is a great read which includes romance, mystery, ghosts and a mythical treasure.  It’s also a thriller with some scary moments for both Marc and Rosalie.  All in all another winner for Choc Lit.



AUTHOR PICOriginally from Lyon in France, I have been living in Lancashire for the past few years. I write both contemporary and historical romance, always with ‘a French twist’! A SPELL IN PROVENCE is my first contemporary romantic suspense and is available from Accent Press. ANGEL HEART, my debut historical romance, THE LION’S EMBRACE and DANCING FOR THE DEVIL are published by Accent Press too. Watch this space for LITTLE PINK TAXI, my new contemporary romance, which will be released by Choc Lit in February 2018!







Directs fictional destinies. Living on the edge of a wonderful Georgian city. Addicted to Arthurian legend, good wine, and rock music. Writes...mostly about love

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