Patrick G Cox

Jada Penn's Books

Jada Penn is the Pen Name of a South African writer of Romantic Fiction and this page provides access to her books. 

Grave Injustice

When two restless spirits decide to make a comeback by 'possessing' a pair of wealthy young lovers and take back an inheritance lost in the early 20th Century, the ghostly fireworks begins ... 

Set against the backdrop of Johannesburg's Park Town mansions, once the homes of the great mining magnates, this fast paced romance with its ghostly twist makes an exciting read for the lovers of romantic fiction with just that dash of potential horror ...

A taster Trailer is available on YouTube.

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Cunning Challenge

When Lady Lombardi challenges her granddaughters to get married in six months or forfeit their inheritance, she unleashes some unexpected consequences on them and those around them ...

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Thorns in the Bush

Set in the South African High Veld this well written story takes the reader on a romantic adventure centred on a Game Park. The author's detailed knowledge of the animals and the setting, plus her ability to capture the characters of the people in her words makes it a great read...

Thorns in the bush is currently under consideration by a publisher ...

Thorns in the Bush - Kindle Edition

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A dysfunctional family!

Oh, yeah - Jess Latimer comes from one.

Her problem is she has to take the highest paying job to support her gambling, alcoholic father, and a spoilt drug addicted brother. Latty Latimer, her Granddad, has given up on these two reprobates.

Jess’s Mother absconded to Australia with another man.

So, Jess Latimer is left to cope on her own.

A day from hell on the road to Mashashe Game Reserve makes Jess less than congenial. In fact, she is downright pissed off when her old Land Rover, Daisy, packs up on her. Running into her control-freak childhood fancy, shoots her blood right out of her ears.

What the hell is Jake Scott doing in these necks of the woods?

Heck, what was she thinking about, taking this job in the back of beyond?

Yet, tenacious Jess Latimer accepts the prestigious veterinary job on Mashashe. She realises she is not wanted by a bunch of male chauvinists, and is unaware her boss is Jake Scott. To top it all, Jake’s confrontational sister, Lily, is out to terrorise Jess in the hopes she’ll run.

The only man on her side is Chet Irvine, an old friend of Jake’s. The green head of jealousy soon plagues Jake who sees Chet as a threat.

Jess, in spite of wanting to throw in the towel, can’t afford to stand around and let the males and females on Mashashe Game Reserve drive her away. She has a job to do, animals to care for, and a dysfunctional family to worry about.

The impossible task of winning Jake Scott’s trust is of paramount importance. She still loves the oaf! Then she has to earn the comradeship of every staff member on Mashashe.

As if she needs Robert Hebden’s friendship!

Prestigious Mashashe Game Reserve, in tropical Africa, in a remote corner of Botswana, can’t defeat Jess.

She won’t let it get to her.

Villa Mallorca - Kindle

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The trouble started at Fran’s wedding in London.

Demi Hutton, a non-believer in the stupid notion of true love, just so happens to be one of her cousin’s bridesmaids. And Alex Kyriakis just happens to be one of the groomsmen.

One night of insanity sees Demi pregnant, ostracised by her family and estranged from her fiancé.

Could things get worse for this girl?

After two years of being a single mom, can her flight to Mallorca and her dear Aunt Maggie, solve her problems? The only way to escape the clutches of the two men who are making her life a living hell is while her father and fiancé are out of the country on business.

Demi takes the plunge and lands in Mallorca with new hopes.

Only to find:

Villa Mallorca which her aunt runs so efficiently belongs to none other than the Alex she jumped into bed with at Fran’s wedding.

And he has colossal questions which he wants answered.

Demi’s head spins as she tries to decide what is best for her and her toddler son, Danny.

Should she tell Alex he is her child’s father? The man professes to be sterile.

Was she prepared to buckle down and listen to all his demands, or was he just a spoilt rich playboy.

Just when the path seems to run along a straight line Demi’s father has a bad stroke. She flies home to Johannesburg to take over the running of the family business. Not only is it blighted by fraud but on the brink of bankruptcy.

Can Demi save the day and at what expense?

What will Alex do this time? Find her, or write her off as a lost cause?