Canelo has acquired two new swoon-worthy romances by Caroline Khoury.

April 12, 2023

Editorial director Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to two standalone contemporary romances by Caroline Khoury from Kate Burke at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in a two-book deal. 

In Still Unwritten, we meet JC – to K-pop fans, he’s lead singer and one-fifth of soon-to-be global sensation, JYNKS. To Francesca Cavalieri – oblivious to his fandom – he’s Choi Jae-Seung, the new barista at her London coffee shop. Francesca has forty-eight hours to find the passion her agent thinks is missing from her auditions if she’s to land the acting role of her dreams. When Jae-Seung offers to help her, they embark on a journey that will not only test the limits of their dreams, but also stoke the embers of the forbidden attraction between them. 

Caroline Khoury was born in Beirut to a Lebanese mother and Welsh father. Having grown up in the suburbs of London, she returned there after over ten years living in Hong Kong, Japan and the US. She is a single mother to two amazing teen girls and a writer of armchair escapist romances, It Must Be Love and Always You, published by Century. 

Emily Bedford says: ‘I couldn’t be more excited to work with Caroline; the moment I picked up Still Unwritten I knew I had something special on my Kindle. From her warm and deeply human characters, her ability to bring any setting – be it New Malden or Seoul – to crackling life on the page, to the sizzling chemistry between Francesca and Jae-Seung, there is so much to love about Caroline’s writing that I cannot wait to share with readers. As a big K-pop fan myself, this is an absolutely dreamy romance for me to have the opportunity to publish!’

Caroline Khoury says: ‘I am thrilled to be continuing my writing journey with Canelo and know that Still Unwritten – my K-pop inspired romance – is in excellent hands with my new editor Emily Bedford. I was completely blown away by Emily’s passion for the novel and believe she has the vision to take my writing to the next level. This book is very close to my heart and takes you on a journey from the suburban London town I grew up in to South Korea, Sicily and North Carolina. I am beyond excited to partner with the excellent team at Canelo to bring Francesca and Jae-Seung’s love story to readers.’

Kate Burke says: ‘Kate Burke says: ‘I’m so excited about this deal. Caroline and I were blown away by Emily and Canelo’s brilliant pitch, and I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on Still Unwritten!’ 

Still Unwritten will be published in February 2024, in paperback and ebook, with Book Two to follow in 2025. For more information please contact