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 might 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 even though it has been a while due to the fact that she's met essentially the most lovely males London has to supply, it kind of feels John's entangled with another person. Or is he? even though they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet isn't really approximately to complicate her lifestyles -- or hazard her center. however the continual John turns out to pop up far and wide she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to satisfy him for a cocktail to pay off a want. in any case, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? possibly a number 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 ahead of she reveals herself on their own with John at Christmas. .
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Never married, Dorothy had been what they call "a bit of a character," which roughly translates as forthright and crotchety. Apart from a few small legacies, everything was to be divided between her nephew David (my father) and her great-niece Harriet, who'd put up with a cantankerous old woman far better than she would have herself. And if anyone spent good money on flowers for her funeral, she'd come and haunt them. I'd been almost appalled, at first. It was Dad who'd gone to see her every fortnight, attacked the garden, and taken her out for Sunday lunches.
The thought of sharks had only increased the buzz, as they'd swum 'round the rocks to a secluded little beach in the small hours. This Steve had not been one of her usual crowd. Working in Singapore, he'd been on an en route visit to friends of Sally's. Barely twelve hours after their little twosome (once in the sand, once in the sea) he'd carried on to Singapore and the wife he'd somehow forgotten to tell her about. " Catatonic shock had ensued. " Going back to Muscat had been out of the question, as expat single mothers in Muslim countries can be a mite embarrassing to the institution that arranged their visas.
Seconds later the kitchen door opened and Jacko hobbled in. " He gave the door a whack-bang with his crutch and flopped noisily into a chair at the kitchen table. He had short, sandy-brown hair, nondesigner stubble to match, and a Liverpool accent that had been thicker than Cilia's when I'd first met him, although he'd toned it down now. We'd both been nineteen then, sharing a grotty student house with five others. At the time he'd been the most outrageous, foulmouthed, and instantly likable boy I'd ever met.
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