By Chrissie Manby
Chris Manby's sharp dissection of love, friendship and personal ads - a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.
'Her witty take on life and love hits the mark once again' - Buzz
'Manby will have you in fits once again' - OK!
Why is it that your best friend always seems to end up with men who treat her badly? Why is that your best male friend seems intent on dating the kind of girl who thinks that Nietzche is an STD? Why is it that your own little black book looks more and more like the non-celeb client list of the Priory? Why can't any of you find someone quite right?
Ruby, Martin and Lou are three old friends who have spent too much time talking about the ones that got away. Facing another summer without love, they decide to approach the dating dilemma in the way they approached finding flatmates. They're going to place personal ads. For one another.
Will it tempt their dream date/soul mate? Or is it a recipe for romantic disaster?
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
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- Publication date:
30 Oct 2009
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Hodder & Stoughton
It's a great idea for a plot, and Manby's writing more than does it justice — Marie Claire
Very funny, hugely feel-good and the perfect antidote for anyone who worries that the only career ladder they've achieved is a run in their tights — Fiona Walker on LIZZIE JORDAN'S SECRET LIFE
Manby will have you in fits once again — OK!
Nothing short of brilliant — Marie Claire on SEVEN SUNNY DAYS
Devour it in one go — Company on READY OR NOT?