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Catherine Walsh was born and raised in Ireland. She lived in London for a few years before returning to Dublin where she now lives between the mountains and the sea. When not writing she is trying and failing to not kill her houseplants.
Standalone Books from Catherine Walsh
One Night Only (2021) by Catherine Walsh
Enjoying a one night stand just before she heads to Ireland for her best friends wedding, Sarah practically pushes him out of the door the following morning – despite how gorgeous he may look. But Sarah doesn’t do commitment and/or relationships following trauma from her parents (mom cheated) and then her only long-term boyfriend not returning her love. Landing in Ireland she is happy for her friend although feels somewhat out of it being surrounded by family/friends she doesn’t know. Until the groom introduces his brother Declan.
She wasn’t supposed to see him again and now she is trapped at a wedding with her one-night stand. Declan isn’t exactly thrilled to be there either. So they slip into a banter-filled evening until he lets it slip to his family that they had previously slept together. Making things awkward as his mum attempted to match make between the two of them. Falling back into bed with each other the night before the wedding when Sarah is feeling sad about her friend’s relocation news. With Declan heading back to New York straight after the wedding without so much as a goodbye.
Their paths cross over the coming months seeing him at one of his bars interrupting a date she was one. Turning up at her office as a new client, although he wasn’t meant to be at the meeting. Spending time together eases her fear of commitment until details about Declan’s guarded past come to light and Sarah pushes him away again. Has she pushed him away one too many times?
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.
The Rebound (2022) by Catherine Walsh
Finding herself stuck waiting for a bus back to her hometown, Abby can’t believe the news that the bus only runs on a Wednesday. Lucky for her a handsome stranger offers to drive her as he is headed in the same direction. With fourteen hours of travelling under her belt, she is both keen and reluctant to get to her sister’s house. Having lost her job, savings, investments and home when the financial company she worked for filed for bankruptcy. Not to mention her engagement to Tyler being broken off just weeks before everything happened with her job.
Flirting with the stranger she relaxes into the journey and reluctantly heads into her sister’s house for the third degree and why she is late, her job, life etc. However, when the neighbours pop round for dinner the next day, the ones she grew up with as they were friends of her parents. She is in for a shock when it suddenly clicks that the handsome stranger is their son Luke, who she used to play with as a child – but he has changed somewhat since then. Flirting continues until her sister mentions Abby’s fiance who she has told anyone that they have broken up with and Luke backs away.
Their paths crossed around the quaint Irish town, friendships overlapping and their feelings charging. Abby needs to come clean about Tyler to everyone but when she learns that someone else jas their heart set on Luke it is time for her to back away. Can they evet work things out between then? But being home is a short term solution, so this can only ever be a rebound thing – right?
Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition.