By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of requesting hassle 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 basically Harriet may allow herself indulge. as much as her eyeballs in her associates' dramas, Harriet gray has no time for her personal, not to mention getting entangled with John Mackenzie. And notwithstanding it has been a long time on the grounds that she's met some of the most lovely males London has to provide, it kind of feels John's entangled with another individual. Or is he? although they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet is not approximately to complicate her existence -- or probability her center. however the continual John turns out to pop up in every single place she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to fulfill him for a cocktail to pay off a desire. in the end, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? perhaps 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 prior to she unearths herself on their lonesome with John at Christmas. .
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And a swank about her perfect lifestyle while she's at it. " With another yawn, Sally announced that she was going to have a bath but if she wasn't down in half an hour would someone please come and check that she hadn't fallen asleep and drowned. Once she'd gone, Widdles decided to wake up and stretch himself. Then he jumped down from the sofa he now considered his personal throne, waddled fatly over to me, and jumped onto my lap. Widdles was another of Dorothy's goods and chattels. He'd actually been christened Tiddles, but as he watered his litter tray every hour, the change had seemed apt.
It was sod's law, wasn't it? Sod's law, Section V, subsection iii(a): When you haven't particularly fancied anyone in ages it follows that when you do, the object of fanciability will not only be involved with someone else, but that someone else will be the person who always had everything you previously coveted, inc. one of those leather skirts you begged your mother to buy, but she said certainly not, they were tarty. ") But I just said, "John's hardly common anymore. " Even his voice sent a buzzy little tingle through me.
An old friend she can't stand," Sally said. " He put on his hurt-puppy look. " "I was looking like nothing on earth! " I explained briefly, playing it right down. " "She was a little cow," Sally said. You will gather that I'd been having another quiet bitch about Nina. "That's a slight exaggeration. " he asked. Well, if he really wanted to know "Because she was five-foot-five and perfect, with silk-curtain hair and size-three feet. And I was all awkward and gangly, with a mouth full of braces and feet I hadn't grown into, tripping over everything and blushing like the Revenge of the Killer Tomato and feeling a prat.