By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of requesting hassle comes a moment irresistibly humorous and romantic novel, during which we meet the delightfully depraved Harriet and John, who're matched as completely as scones and clotted cream -- if basically Harriet might allow herself indulge. as much as her eyeballs in her pals' dramas, Harriet gray has no time for her personal, not to mention getting entangled with John Mackenzie. And although it has been a long time when you consider that she's met the most attractive males London has to supply, it kind of feels John's entangled with another person. Or is he? notwithstanding they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet isn't really approximately to complicate her existence -- or danger her center. however the continual John turns out to pop up all over she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to satisfy him for a cocktail to pay off a prefer. finally, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? possibly a couple of breathtaking kisses, a few suspiciously lingering embraces, and a superb weak-kneed dizziness that almost all certainly isn't the flu. and that is prior to she reveals herself on their own with John at Christmas. .
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I have special sensory equipment for occasions like this: antennae finely tuned to pick up "oh shit" situations. " "Yes, that's what I thought. Bit over-the-top, isn't it? " Maybe Gambia wasn't a bad idea, after all. "Since when? " "Since right after he dumped her. I mean, what's the use now? " Forget Gambiamaybe a cheapie to Ulan Bator? "It's costing a bomb, but she said she had to know," Rosie went on. " "They'll see him. Some furtive bloke in a grubby raincoat" "Oh, come on! He's a pro! Mega-zoom paparazzi lenses, you name it.
A letter like that might just cheer you up a bit, if it was from Nina. This time, however, she'd added a paragraph. "I saw Rosie the other week at my flat warming. " I thought, God, I hope not, as she'd be sure to pop in on a Sunday morning when the place was a complete tip. I showed Sally. " 'Much love'! " Sally yawned. " Talking of family I reread the card from my mother, who was no longer married to my father. Under "Lots of love, Mum and Bill," she'd written, "I do understand about Christmas, but I'm sure Sally's parents will be very hurt if she doesn't go home, even if they don't show it.
I'd only emulsioned the kitchen, my room, and Sally's. I almost wished I hadn't afterward, as it made the rest of the house look fifty-seven times mankier by comparison, but there hadn't been much point doing rooms we hardly used. Jacko hadn't finished. " I asked, stroking Widdles's tabby old fur. "Everything. You hardly even go out anymore. " This was a monstrous lie. Sally and I had animated discussions about whether we could get a passable high chair from a car boot sale, and the relative merits of Tesco's versus Sainsbury's lasagne.
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