Jon is Mr Perfect - handsome (in a nerdy sort of way), caring, lots of money - so why can't he get a girlfriend? Even his best friend Tracie always goes for bad boys; because women secretly love BAD. Jon's desperate, but Tracie can help - she can teach him the Bad Boy Rules. A sharp haircut, cool new clothes and a complete attitude transplant later, and Jon's the man of the moment. He can have any woman he wants, and does! But now Tracie's not so happy...while her girlfriends are all fighting over the new Jon, she seems to be losing her best friend. And she's starting to wonder - has she created a monster?
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(178mm x 111mm x 23mm)
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At 28 Jon Delano is the 'sexless savant' of Seattle, a thoughtful, caring man who has no success with women (except his various stepmothers and his mother who adore his old-fashioned charm). He complains to Tracie, his closest friend since college days, that he cannot attract women. Very much a modern babe, she decides to help Jon change his image into one of the 'bad boys' that women seem to love. Tracie bullies Jon into allowing her to perform a complete makeover on him - his clothes, haircut, topics of conversation and dating etiquette - while she secretly plans an article on the process for the newspaper where she works. Tracie herself is enmeshed with the sexy bad boy Phil who won't commit to her but is good in bed. Jon finds Tracie's advice hard to follow at first, but then the worm turns, and he starts to attract women and have casual sex. Tracie gets jealous and realizes it's Jon she has loved all along - but her article about him is about to hit the press.... Although not the most credible of stories and over-long in places, this is an entertaining read with numerous witty observations about fashion, image and relationships among the 20-something brigade. From the author of the best-selling The First Wives Club, it's as light as the froth on a cappuccino. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Olivia Goldsmith
Olivia Goldsmith is an extremely promotable author and Hollywood scriptwriter. Her first novel, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, was made into a very successful movie. Others of her novels are in development, including YOUNG WIVES. She lives in New York.