By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of soliciting for difficulty comes a moment irresistibly humorous and romantic novel, within which we meet the delightfully depraved Harriet and John, who're matched as completely as scones and clotted cream -- if purely Harriet could enable 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 even though it has been a long time considering that she's met probably the most wonderful males London has to provide, it kind of feels John's entangled with another person. Or is he? although they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet isn't really approximately to complicate her existence -- or possibility her middle. however the continual John turns out to pop up all over the place she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to fulfill him for a cocktail to pay off a want. in spite of everything, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? might be a number of breathtaking kisses, a few suspiciously lingering embraces, and an excellent weak-kneed dizziness that almost all certainly isn't the flu. and that is ahead of she reveals herself on their lonesome with John at Christmas. .
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I scrabbled in my bag for my organizer, only I was so organized I'd left it at home. All I could find was a Tesco's receipt, so I gave him that. It was while he was scribbling that I went all frozen again. In fact, I felt as if I'd just been nicked for criminal deception. Because in a sudden flash I knew exactly where my purse was. I'd bought a cast-iron warthog in that Expensive Useless shop (because he looked cute and it seemed like a good idea at the time), but after paying I'd ended up with my hands full of shopping and my purse tucked under my arm.
Sally shifted a pile of washing, flopped onto the sofa, and yanked up her sweatshirt to give Tom his comfort food. I'd made the kitchen into a living room with a Tulley's sofa (it's amazing what you can find in charity shops) and a fourteen-inch all-in-one TV and video on the sideboard. Since October we'd hardly used the sitting room, because although it would soon be described by estate agents as an "elegant and well-proportioned drawing room," it was perhaps best suited to defrosting a chicken over six weeks or so.
Sounds like 'seeing' to me. Speaking from the enemy camp, I can tell you that dishing out emergency dosh is one thing. " I said this largely to fool Fate, who was bound to be listening. " Even more piquant was the off chance that he was also, after all, a fourteenth cousin of Nina's who had a phobia about silk-curtain hair. I started tidying up, though the kitchen never looked tidy even when it was. The house was one of those six-bedroomed Edwardian jobs that fetch bombs when done up, and lesser bombs even when they're not.
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too) by Elizabeth Young