Brief Encounters is a sparkling anthology of six romantic short stories. Sweet and sexy, contemporary and historical – the collection has something for everyone and is written by Phillipa Ashley, Nell Dixon and me, Elizabeth Hanbury.

‘I loved these stories.  A fabulous literary box of chocolates with something for everyone.  Dip in and enjoy!’

– Christina Jones


The emphasis with these short stories is very much on fun :0)   They were fun to develop, fun to write and fun to watch come together.

My first story in the collection, Miss Pattingham Requests, opens with Gyles Beaufort receiving a request to visit Kensington, something Rake Beaufort has no desire to do because he’s conducting a desperate search….

In The Virtuous Courtesan, we pay another visit to that magical place for romance, Rookery End.  A prequel to the original Midsummer Eve collection, The Virtuous Courtesan is the story of how Lord and Lady Allingham met.

The other four Brief Encounters tales are by Nell Dixon, who writes warm-hearted contemporary romances, and Phillipa Ashley, who writes lively, sexy and fun romantic fiction.

Brief Encounters is perfect if you need a quick fix of romantic fiction during your coffee or lunch break, or to wind down with in the evening – either way, we hope you’ll love them!

Sensuality rating: Subtle/Warm/Hot elements (in contemporary stories) (see AAR guidelines here)

Visit the Brief Encounters blog to find out more :0)

eBook available from:

Amazon UK, Amazon US, All Romance eBooks,

Paperback available from:

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Angie at Bookishly Attentive says:

“Brief Encounters is a must read, and its size makes it the perfect evening getaway.  Be sure to download this as quickly as you can!”

Read the full review here

Romance Addict at The Romanceaholic says:

“Six bite-size stories for under $2? You really can’t beat that, and this anthology is perfect when you need a quick pick-me-up but don’t have time to sit down to a full-length novel. The best thing about this anthology, however, is that there’s something for everyone, with both contemporary and historical stories, and even one with a possible hint of the paranormal.”

Read the full review (some mild spoilers) here