By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of requesting 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 merely Harriet could enable herself indulge. as much as her eyeballs in her acquaintances' dramas, Harriet gray has no time for her personal, not to mention getting entangled with John Mackenzie. And although it has been a while in view that she's met some of 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 is not approximately to complicate her lifestyles -- or possibility her middle. however the power John turns out to pop up far and wide she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to fulfill him for a cocktail to pay off a desire. in any case, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? probably 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 sooner than she reveals herself on their lonesome with John at Christmas. .
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It's enough to make you wish you were six months old again," Jacko sighed, after the door had shut behind her. "Trouble is, at that age you don't appreciate what you're getting. " As this was normal rambling, rather than new and original thought, I made no comment. He then picked up Nina's card again. "My egg carton dinosaurs always fell to bits, too. Or was it egg boxes? " My mind was elsewhere. " he went on. This was where my mind had been, of course. Saying, "Just get on and do it, Harriet.
Rosie had met him at Nina's flat warming only last week, having been dragged there by Suzanne, another old contemporary from school. Having only recently moved to London, Rosie was staying with her on a temporary basis while Suzanne's co-sharer was "doing" India. Rosie had talked about Nina's do all through our lunch. "She was up to here with Nina even before they went," I told Sally. "Even Suzanne was, and she's supposed to be best buddies with Nina. Nina had been swanking on about this bloke's five-star gorgeousness, his corporate high-flying-ness and all that.
You used to be a right live wire," Jacko went on. "You just haven't got a life anymore. Not what I'd call a life. " "I had enough buzz last time. " "Sleep cure, more like," he said. "Hibernation. " "It wasn't his arse," I pointed out. " Dirk had taken off just after Sally had turned up, but the two were unconnected; he'd have taken off anyway. I'd met him in a riverside pub where he'd been pulling pints, and been immediately mesmerized by a) his blond, laid-back good looks, b) his accent (South African), and c) a fearsome scar on his arm.
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too) by Elizabeth Young