By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of requesting hassle comes a moment irresistibly humorous and romantic novel, during which we meet the delightfully depraved Harriet and John, who're matched as completely as scones and clotted cream -- if basically Harriet could allow herself indulge. as much as her eyeballs in her buddies' 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 because she's met probably the most beautiful males London has to provide, it sort of feels John's entangled with another individual. Or is he? even though they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet is not approximately to complicate her existence -- or hazard her center. however the chronic 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 prefer. in the end, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? might be a couple of breathtaking kisses, a few suspiciously lingering embraces, and an excellent weak-kneed dizziness that the majority certainly isn't the flu. and that is earlier than she reveals herself on their lonesome with John at Christmas. .
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Only Dad knew where it was and he was in Turkey, according to the latest phone call. Sally came back, with Tom on her hip. He was pale, poor little sausage, but he gave us a dribbly grin. "Hi, stinker," I said. " Jacko said, "Start the way you mean to go on, mate. Treat 'em mean. " 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.
Talking of family I reread the card from my mother, who was no longer married to my father. Under "Lots of love, Mum and Bill," she'd written, "I do understand about Christmas, but I'm sure Sally's parents will be very hurt if she doesn't go home, even if they don't show it. " I handed this to Sally, too. " she groaned. "Okay, they might be a bit hurt, but they'll be relieved, too, even if they won't admit it. " Sally's relationship with her folks had been a mite strained since the minor bombshell she'd dropped in May.
It's costing a bomb, but she said she had to know," Rosie went on. " "They'll see him. Some furtive bloke in a grubby raincoat" "Oh, come on! He's a pro! Mega-zoom paparazzi lenses, you name it. " They most certainly would. "She's got a fair idea who it is, you know," she went on. "Some dopey blonde she sacked a few weeks backmind you, Nina'd call any blonde dopeyshe had to introduce them at some do and Dopey was eyeing him up even then. " I moistened my lips. "How would she know? " Rosie's eyes popped wide.
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too) by Elizabeth Young