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Meet Jack Jack Rossiter. I'm twenty-seven years old, single, and live with my best mate Matt. Matt and I started hanging out when we were eight. Life was simpler then. Our idea of fashion was polyester. I told him I wanted to be a spy and he asked me who I'd marry. I imagined falling in love with a girl so perfect I couldn't even guess her name. Things have changed since then. I did fall in love for a while but it didn't work out. And single is good, single is fun. Meet Amy Sometimes in my darker moments I've thought about applying to go on Blind Date. 'She's gorgeous, she's from London, come in Amy Crosbie!' (Wolf whistling and applause.) Actually it's a bit of a worry. I think it's my warped way of telling myself something's got to change. It's been six months since I last had sex. Six months! I mean, I've got my own flat, I've got A levels - so come on down Mr Right. At least it would get my mother off my back. Now find out what happens when they meet each other ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099279273
ISBN-10: 0099279274
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » One (raunchy) novel, two voices: his and hers. Lloyd's and Reese's collaboration is the first romantic comedy to be told from both the man and the women's viewpoint - in alternate chapters. Jack is a determinedly footloose one-nighter where 'relationships' are concerned. Amy wants love and commitment. Incompatibility is the word that springs to mind. A late 1990s dilemma told in classic time-honoured romantic-comedy style involving dates, drink, misunderstandings, shouting matches, best friends, true love and undisguised lust. Who'll win the sexual battle? Well, the alternate chapters were written by friends who became engaged after completing the book. (Kirkus UK)

US Kirkus Review » It's "he said/she said" time in this jointly authored debut describing the rocky course of true love from the vastly differing perspectives of the man and the woman in question. Jack Rossiter is one of those struggling young artists who get down on their knees early every morning before they go to bed and thank God that He has spared them the torments of a real job. A painter living in London, Jack works a couple of days a week at a chichi Mayfair gallery but spends most of his time drinking with mates and picking up girls. He lives in an old pub owned by his best friend Matt (a lawyer), and he and Matt are able to make good use of the still-intact bar and pool table to throw some of the most raucous parties in West London. Somehow or other, Jack sleeps with Amy Crosbie one night, thereby setting in motion a chain of events he could never have imagined - related here in chapters that alternate between Jack's and Amy's first-person narratives. Amy is an aspiring fashion designer working as a temp, and once Jack gets around to giving her a "morning after" call a couple of weeks later, the two get together with a vengeance, and Jack actually falls in love. They go to Brighton together, leam how to hold hands in public, and everything is fine until Jack seduces an artist's model and Amy finds out. Jack professes sorrow, but Amy is not so sure. Can she trust this character?. Would you? Fortunately for the reader, the course of true love is crooked enough to keep the story moving in interesting directions, but not so tangled as to keep it from straightening out nicely in the end. Standard boy-meets-girl stuff, but told with real wit and flair. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Josie Lloyd

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives and We are Family. They are married and live in London with their two daughters.

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