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Hello and welcome to my website! I write smart romantic comedies that flirt with crime and generally include dogs. If you're not a dog lover, feel free to reimagine them as cats. Or very large stick insects.

My first book, Not Just For Christmas (Mutts & Mistletoe in the USA) won the 2019 RNA Romantic Comedy of the Year Award in the UK and was published in a dozen countries.

My second book, IT TAKES TWO, was published in October 2021.


 Lockdown 1.0:  Stealing veg from my
neighbour's garden. Desperate times.

 Out now in the UK


Out Now in the UK

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Out Now in the USA


'Looking for a little bit of zany and a bit of armchair travelling? Then this is the perfect book for you. Pets, humor and romance!'
USA Today

'Such a funny, sparky book. An ideal read for anyone who's a fan of Christmas or dogs - or both!'
-Sophie Kinsella

'A fabulous feel-good romantic romp...Reading heaven for romantics and dog lovers!'
 - Lancashire Post

'Has warmth, humour, buckets of charm and is a lovely festive story that made me smile and laugh throughout.'

 - Novel Kicks

'With plenty of rom-com humor and some cute animals, this will be a sweet holiday treat that will leave readers howling for more..'

Parkersburg News and Sentinel

'Bridget Jones set in a doggy day care center during the holiday season.'

Publisher's Marketplace

'Enjoyable...a snarky romp.'

Philadephia Enquirer

Charlie hates the holidays. And this year is shaping up to be

her worst yuletide ever. Her boyfriend has run off with his personal trainer, her boss is threatening to make her redundant, and her flat has exploded from a gas leak. Now she’s homeless, single, grumpy – and concussed.  How much more cheer can Christmas bring?  


When her mother persuades her to stay with a cousin in Devon, Charlie is forced to trade her dream of a quiet Christmas in London for a far too lively one looking after the 'clients' at Cosy Canine Cottages, her cousin's dog kennel.  Soon she discovers that her new wards have bad breath, dirty feet and appalling table manners.  


But what can they teach her about love?

Natalie Cox  is a lifelong fan of both romantic comedy and dogs, and wrote this book with an ancient chocolate Labrador panting by her side. Together, they placed second in the Dog-and-Owner-Most-Alike Competition at their local county show, and no doubt would have taken home the trophy if they'd worn matching collars. Sadly, the day she received the publication offer for this book, Natalie's canine muse went to that great dog park in the sky. But she has since adopted a mantle Great Dane, Grace, who makes up in brawn what she lacks in brains, and Billie, a Merle Great Dane puppy whose life's ambition is to annoy her elder sister. Follow their antics on Instagram. When not being pestered by dogs, Natalie divides her time between writing and bookselling. She co-owns one of London's leading indie bookshops, Ink@84 Books in Highbury. Do drop by if you're in the area. Discerning canine readers also welcome...


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