Deputy Managing Director Claire Bord has acquired World English Language rights in ebook, paperback, and audio for two contemporary set romantic comedies by bestselling author Sophie Ranald from Alice Saunders at The Soho Agency.

Ranald said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Storm family and working with the incredibly experienced and talented team. Bringing these two new novels to life with Claire had been an absolute joy, and I hope my readers get as much pleasure from them as I have throughout this process.”

Bord said:

“Sophie’s novels are always a joy to read. She has a talent for creating relatable characters that feel like old friends. When you pick up one of her books, it’s easy to get completely absorbed in the lives of the characters, as if you’re catching up over coffee. The Love Hack is no exception, following columnist Lucy who doles out relationship advice online under the pseudonym ’Ask Adam’. However, Lucy’s own love life is messier than any of the letters she receives and things get even more complicated when Lucy finds herself turning to AI to help solve readers’ relationship woes. It’s a funny, heart-warming story that will have people binge-reading late into the night. Following the release of The Love Hack is a heart-felt contemporary novel centred around a group of women and a long-buried secret that rocks the foundations of their friendship. We’re so delighted to be publishing Sophie at Storm!”

Sophie’s books have sold just under a million copies to date. The Love Hack will be published on 7th June with the second book following in quick succession on 19th July.

Follow Sophie on her website, Instagram, X and Facebook.


Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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