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Author Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies, her first novel Burning Moon won a Watty Award for being one of the site’s most downloaded titles and has now had over 7 million reads. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee. She lives in South Africa with her son, husband and their various rescue pets. 

Jo Watson Books In Order

It’s time to delve into the complete catalogue of Jo Watson’s books. The bestselling author of romantic comedies writes standalone books which can be enjoyed in any order, however, she does have box sets or book series that continue the joy of reading her books over a collection of novels. Be sure to follow Jo Watson on social media to keep updated on upcoming releases or join her newsletter for new release emails.

Burning Moon: Destination Love Book 1 by Jo Watson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Destination Love Series

Published 2nd August 2016
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Editions
Pages: 305

Burning Moon by Jo Watson

Chase your dreams. Dance under the stars. Fall in love at the festival of Burning Moon.
WARNING: Being jilted at the altar in front of 500 wedding guests can lead to irrational behaviour, such as going on your honeymoon to Thailand alone.

On the way to paradise, symptoms may include getting arrested, setting yourself on fire, turning up on a ‘Missing Poster’ and going viral.
Side effects may include desert island stranding, star gazing and jungle trekking.

Recovery will lead to partying the night away at Burning Moon festival – and falling in love with the person you least expect…

Lilly Swanson’s world has come crashing down when her soon-to-be husband slips a note under the door to say that he can’t do this… right before she is due to walk down the aisle. Friends and family rally around her, however, she wakes up the following morning deciding that she’s going to go on their honeymoon to Thailand – alone. Frantic packing and a mad dash to the airport she makes it to the plane, where she spots Damien who is giving her some funny looks. After realising why he is looking she is mortified, but a chance bumps to his head and her vomiting leads to them meeting and chatting.

Arriving in Thailand she feels lost but spots Damien and offers for him to stay with her until he finds a place to stay (he’s backpacking across the world). They have fun together, making her forget about her recent wedding trauma. Although she’s conflicted about the attraction she feels towards him. He’s not anything like her previous boyfriends, which is maybe a good thing.

They spend two weeks together, however, as she is getting ready to head home, he invites her to continue backpacking with him. But she feels she needs to head home. Was this just a fun fling, a way of getting over her wedding?

Almost a Bride: Destination Love Book 2 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Destination Love Series

Published 31st January 2017
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Editions
Pages: 357

Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

That moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested. A completely awkward moment!

Annie doesn’t want to dwell on the fact that she walked in on her bf wearing nipple clamps on the day he was meant to propose to her. She just wants to move on – cue escaping to a tropical paradise.

Life is dreamy on the beaches of Mauritius, until the nightmarish appearance of her ex and the ‘other woman’. Faced with the enemy, Annie refuses to look like the sad, lonely single she actually is. She needs a decoy – and fast. Enter Chris, a sexy screenwriter who agrees to play her pretend boyfriend.

But as a battle of the exes commences, the white sand, tropical heat and a pina colada (or five) might just be the cocktail for a real romance – and the adventure of a lifetime.

Finding You: Destination Love Book 3 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Destination Love Series

Published 2nd May 2017
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Editions
Pages: 349

Finding You by Jo Watson

When you go to Greece to meet your family but end up snogging your smokin’ hot tour guide #sorrynotsorry

Jane Smith is fed up of being the odd one out in her adoptive family. So in a very un-Jane-like move she books a last-minute ticket to find her birth father – and the real Jane. Armed with the knowledge that he was a tour guide called Dimitri, and multiple boxes of condoms from her mother (#cringe), she sets off.

It turns out that everyone in Greece is called Dimitri, including her very own sexy tour guide, who strikes her a deal. He’ll help if she goes on an adventure with him. The old Jane would have never have risked a holiday romance, but the new Jane has other ideas. As the search for her father commences, she might just find something else entirely…

Love to Hate You by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Love to Hate You by Jo Watson

Published 6th February 2018
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Editions
Pages: 375

Sera is usually a good girl.

(Except for one wild night in the backseat of a stranger’s car!)

But what happens when that bad boy turns out to be her new boss? And what happens when he wants more than one night…

and he can be very persuasive…

After the Rain: Destination Love Book 4 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Destination Love Series

Published 19th June 2018
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 294

After the Rain: Destination Love Book 4 by Jo Watson

Some opposites attract; some rip each other’s clothes off.

Stormy-Rain and Marcus could not be more different: she’s a free-spirited, rainbow-haired hippie; he wears a suit and over-shines his already too-shiny shoes. She believes in auras; he’s governed by logic and doesn’t believe in Fate. But Fate believes in them…

So what happens when their worlds collide – and they are forced to embark on an epic road trip to catch a plane to a wedding on the other side of the world?
The clock is ticking…and they’re seriously ticking each other off.


But Stormy and Marcus are about to discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

The Great Ex-Scape: Destination Love Book 5 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Destination Love Series

Published 9th October 2018
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 385

The Great Ex-Scape: Destination Love Book 5 by Jo Watson

On the scale of one to worst idea ever, agreeing to give the toast at her best friend’s engagement party when she’s been in love with him for three years was not Val’s finest decision. Nor was accidentally confessing her love to him in front of all their guests, including his fiancee.

Boarding a plane that will take her literally anywhere to get away from the humiliation, Val is pleasantly surprised to find herself on the dazzlingly beautiful island of Reunion where she hopes she can heal her wounded pride, broken heart and bruised knees.

When a painful face mask experiment leads her to a fellow broken-hearted traveller, Alex, they decide to give each other a helping hand and follow a foolproof ten-step plan to get over their respective exes. And so begins their crazy adventure. What could possibly go wrong?

Love You, Love You Not by Jo Watson

Published 14th May 2019
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 394

Love You, Love You Not by Jo Watson

There’s a fine line between love and hate…

Poppy Peterson is about to be evicted if she doesn’t pay her rent. She used to be an actress on a telenovela until her character, Ramona Gonzalez, Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO, was killed off. Unfortunately, dead characters can’t pay the bills.

Ryan Stark is a tough boss – especially if you’re his assistant. He’s been through five in the last two months and now no one wants to work for him. He needs an assistant who can meet his demands. And he can be very demanding.
Poppy’s been an assistant before – well, on-screen anyway. It can’t be that hard to do in real life, right?

Two things are for sure. Poppy is about to play the role of a lifetime. And Ryan is about to learn a whole new lesson about what’s really important in life.

You, Me, Forever: Starting Over Book 1 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Starting Over Series

Published 3rd December 2019
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 441

You, Me, Forever: Starting Over Book 1 by Jo Watson

It all started with a faulty elevator – and a love letter…

Writer Becca Thorne needs an idea – fast! She might have a huge bestseller to her name but, with the deadline for book two approaching, Becca knows she’s in danger of losing the career she cares so much about. But Fate has other plans for her when she almost plummets to her death with two strangers in a faulty elevator.

Although Becca emerges in one piece, her precious vintage handbag doesn’t, and that’s when she realises that inspiration has been with her all along. Hidden inside the bag’s now-torn lining is a set of beautiful love letters.

It might not be her story, yet Becca can’t seem to get the romantic words out of her head and feels compelled to discover who wrote the letters. But there’s more waiting for Becca than the tale of a romance from long ago – it might be the chance to live her own love story and follow the path Fate has always intended her to…

Not Just a Holiday Romance by Jo Watson

Published 16th June 2020
Headline Eternal

Format: Kindle Editions
Pages: 1540

Not Just a Holiday Romance by Jo Watson

Not Just a Holiday Romance brings together five of Jo’s best-loved full-length rom-coms in one gloriously escapist, laugh-out-loud collection, and also features a 20,000-word bonus novella to find out what happened next to Lilly, Annie, Jane, Stormy and Val!

  • Burning Moon – Chase your dreams. Dance under the stars. Fall in love at the festival of Burning Moon.
  • Almost a Bride – The best way to get over an ex? Go on an adventure – and have the time of your life.
  • Finding You – Book a flight. Take a chance. And lose your heart when you least expect it.
  • After the Rain – She believes in Fate. He believes in logic. But this unexpected journey could change everything…
  • The Great Ex-Scape – Two broken hearts. Ten ways to get over an ex. Let the adventure begin.

Truly, Madly, Like Me: Starting Over Book 2 by Jo Watson

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Starting Over Series

Published 18th August 2020
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 444

Truly, Madly, Like Me by Jo Watson

She’s used to faking it. Now it’s time to get real.

It all started with a faulty elevator…

When social media influencer Frankie Paulson’s followers turn on her after an embarrassing public break-up with her perfect #couplegoals boyfriend, and she almost plummets to her death with two strangers in a faulty elevator, all she wants to do is hide.

A town with no internet is the ideal sanctuary, but Frankie has never done anything without sharing it on one of many apps she can’t live without. After all, surely it’s much more satisfying to take the perfect photograph of her breakfast than eat it?

When Fate, in the form of a new four-legged companion, plays a hand in keeping her in the town, Frankie starts to make tentative but genuine connections with the people she meets. Suddenly every rule she’s been living by seems far less meaningful and she begins to wonder if her apparently #blessed life wasn’t as real as she thought…

After losing weight, she became an Instagram influencer sharing her journey to a healthier, fitter life. Even bagging herself an influencer boyfriend too. Setting up photos, ensuring that they utilise the right hashtags etc. Sounds perfect, right? It wasn’t until she got stuck in a lift, missed a photoshoot and got dumped via IGTV! A barrage of comments follows alongside losing followers.

She opts to run away and hide it out in a town with no phone signal or WiFi – surely she can live without her phone for a few days or a couple of weeks? It’s not quite as easy as it seems when your whole life is led via various apps on your phone – from tracking calories, steps, weather, social media and good old Google. She embarks on a life journey discovering the other side of life and questioning whether anything in her other life was real or was it all for the ‘gram? Forming friendships, and relationships and discovering real-life jobs.

It took me a while to get into this story, feeling that Frankie was so self-absorbed and addicted to her phone, apps and hashtags. As she started to interact with the town she retreated to, she began to grow on me and made the story a more enjoyable read.

Just The Way I Am: Starting Over Book 3 by Jo Watson

Available to buy from Amazon

Part of the Starting Over Series

Published 16th March 2021
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 424

Just The Way I Am by Jo Watson

Has Fate given her a second chance?

‘Zoe’ is having a very bad day. As if getting trapped in a faulty elevator wasn’t bad enough, losing her memory has made it much worse. If there’s one piece of luck, it’s that the paramedic on the scene, Noah, is both kind and a handsome distraction…

Now a completely blank canvas, with the help of Noah, ‘Zoe’ is excited to fill her world with colour, creativity and sweet and spicy food. She just knows from the tips of her toes, right to her fleek brows, that these things were all part of her make-up.

But when her identity is traced, the life ‘Zoe’ was living before the accident bears no resemblance to that of the person she’s convinced she is. What happened to make her world so narrow and colourless?

And now she has the chance to start over, is it time to let the real Zoe out?

Big Boned: A Wattpad Novel by Jo Watson

Published 14th October 2021
Penguin Random House

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 378

Big Boned by Jo Watson

Can she be herself in a one-size-fits-all world?

Lori Palmer is the new girl at Bay Water High, where students prize glossy hair, beach bodies, and school spirit above all else. She misses her old school―where her talent as an artist carried more weight than she does―and longs for her old family life before her parents got divorced and her mom reinvented herself.

So Lori decides that the only way to survive the rest of the year is to blend into the background, but her plans go awry when she discovers that the most popular (and hottest) guy at Bay Water High, Jake, is a volunteer at her brother’s school. When her brother befriends Jake’s sister, Lori is suddenly thrust into his unfamiliar and exhilarating world of water polo, parties, and stargazing.

But with her relationship with her mother deteriorating, old anxieties resurface and Lori finds a new artistic release that unknowingly ignites a powerful movement. When the authorities start asking questions, Lori realizes that finding her voice might have gotten her into a world of trouble…but sometimes standing up for what you believe in is as important as standing up for yourself.

What Happens On Vacation by Jo Watson

Published 30th March 2023
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Editions
Pages: 405

What Happens On Vacation by Jo Watson

A journalist for a respected newspaper, Margaret needs a vacation.
After a difficult couple of years, some R&R is on the cards, and she’s taking her mom with her. Luckily, the office Quiz Night is coming up and the prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Zanzibar. Good thing Margaret has never met a quiz question she didn’t like.

But Margaret has also never played against Jagger Villain. For the last six months, they have shared a desk and not a day has gone by when he hasn’t driven her to distraction.

The idea of sharing anything else with Jagger is unthinkable. But if she’s going to get what she needs from this trip, Margaret might have to compromise.
Away from the office and in a tropical paradise, Margaret begins to wonder if her arch nemesis may have some qualities.

Could the holiday from hell turn into the vacation of her dreams?

Love at First Flight by Jo Watson

Published 18th January 2024
Headline Eternal

Format: Paperback and Kindle Editions
Pages: 391

Love at First Flight by Jo Watson

Things Pippa enjoys: her job, aeroplanes, synonyms and tropical fish.
Things Pippa does not enjoy: repeating patterns, tight clothes, people asking why she’s single and school reunions.

After four months of only speaking over the intercom, when air traffic controller Pippa Edwards finally meets pilot Andrew Boyce-Jones face-to-face, they discover they’ve got much more in common than simply working at the same airport.

In fact . . . they both need a date.

Tired of every relationship ending before it’s begun, Pippa wants to evade the inevitable questions at her dreaded ten-year school reunion in Cape Town. And Andrew needs to get his well-meaning family off his back about settling down.

The solution seems simple. A pact – a fake dating pact – for as long as it’s mutually beneficial. It’s perfect.
Or at least it would be if their very real attraction wasn’t about to make Pippa question everything she thought she wanted. . .

Jo Watson Book Series

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