Caught up to anywhere you care to name with other people's dramas, Harriet has no time for her own. She certainly doesn't want to get entangled with John Mackenzie. He might be lethally attractive but he's also entangled with someone else. Nina. Nina was never exactly Harriet's best friend, but Harriet has principles. Even when she finds out what Nina once did to her, she still won't do it. Who needs two-timing trouble? Still, one naughty little night out surely won't hurt...
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(178mm x 111mm x 32mm)
Arrow Books Ltd
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UK Kirkus Review »
This is the story of Harriet Grey and her non-existent love life - that is, until John MacKenzie turns up. He gallantly pays for her cab fare one Christmas, and Harriet feels obliged to thank him. He turns out to be her ideal man but unfortunately, he already belongs to someone else - Nina, Harriet's worst enemy from high school. This is an amusing if predictable book. Light and frothy, it requires minimal thinking on the part of the reader. However, the quality of its observation sets it above similar novels - most notable are the monologues that run inside Harriet's head, which are hilarious and believable, and the small details like her imaginary sister turning up to become her conscience and devil at the same time. Harriet's housemates are a good distraction from the main story, especially Sally, a single mother whose main joy in life is her baby son and who has no social life and hates all men. Her sarcastic remarks on Harriet's situation seem to speak for the reader. Jacko, Harriet's best friend, is the comic relief and the most memorable character. He seems to fancy any woman that moves with amusing results but underneath he has a heart of gold. Overall this is a happy, satisfying romantic comedy. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Liz Young
Elizabeth Young started writing after a variety of jobs that included being part of an airline cabin crew, modelling for TV commercials in Cyprus and working for the Sultan's Armed Forces in Oman. She lives in Surrey with a fat cat, a barmy spaniel and a saintly other half.