Canelo set to publish more Scottish romance from Nina Kaye

February 15, 2023

Editorial director Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to two new standalone romances by Nina Kaye from Kate Nash at Kate Nash Literary Agency Ltd in a two-book deal. 

Just Like That and Stand Up Guy are both Tartan romcoms set in and around Edinburgh, written with Nina’s trademark humour and heart. Just Like That features a failing animal park in need of saving – enter Jess, an events manager whose life has just been turned upside down, and Nick, the head keeper who has no time for corporate suits.Through misunderstandings, interfering employees and the arrival of Rana the baby sun bear, Jess and Nick might just be able to work together to save the park…   

Nina Kaye is a contemporary romance author who writes warm, witty and uplifting reads with a deeper edge. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and much adored side-kick, James. Nina has been a contender for the RNA Joan Hessayson Award and has previously published The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating, One Night in Edinburgh and Take A Moment, which was inspired by her own neurological illness.

Emily Bedford says: ‘I could not be happier to have the opportunity to work on more of Nina’s writing – her storytelling never fails to make me giggle and tear up, and she really is a dream author. Her ability to bring Edinburgh to life on the pages fills me with nostalgia for the city and I can’t wait to share these Scottish novels with other readers.’

Nina Kaye says: ‘I’m so delighted to be working with Emily and the team at Canelo again. I love these new stories and I can’t wait to share them with readers.’

Kate Nash says: ‘Following the excellent publishing of One Night in Edinburgh which has been so well supported by booksellers and enjoyed by readers, I am thrilled that Canelo have acquired two brand new tartan rom-coms from the very talented Nina Kaye.’

Just Like That will be published in June 2023, in paperback and ebook, with Stand Up Guy to follow in January 2024. For more information please contact