I had the idea for the trilogy while I was on holiday in Mauritius, recuperating from a year of quite intense medication. The protagonist, who we meet at the beginning of Life’s a Beach and Then…, is single mum, Holly Wilson, who has recently landed herself a job as an undercover travel blogger, travelling to luxury resorts around the world. She hasn’t had a boyfriend in the twenty years, since the father of her child deserted her when she was pregnant, choosing instead to devote her life to bringing up her son, Harry. In Mauritius she is introduced to writer, Philippe, by a British couple she has met, whose lives are set to be devastated by terminal illness. Holly falls in love with Philippe and he pledges to join her in England when he has finished writing his book. A series of misunderstandings cause Holly to break off their relationship before discovering she is pregnant with his child. The second book, If He Really Loved Me..., brings Harry in to the story more as he begins searching for the father he has never known, after finding out his mum is pregnant again. His search, aided by one of his university friends, Amy, who is secretly in love with him despite being his best friend’s girlfriend, takes him to Los Angeles where he meets his grandparents and discovers the real reason that his father, Gareth, abandoned his mother. I also introduce ‘knight in shining armour, Nick, towards the end of the book, posing the question who will Holly choose to spend the rest of her life with. It’s Never Too Late To Say... is the conclusion of the trilogy. In it, we finally meet Holly’s estranged mother, Carol, who we have heard about in the previous two books. She is an alcoholic suffering from liver cirrhosis and alcohol-induced dementia. It is a darker storyline in places but we do end up back on the beach in Mauritius for a wedding. The question is, who is marrying who?