By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of inquiring for 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 simply Harriet could permit 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 on account that she's met the most wonderful males London has to supply, it sort of feels John's entangled with another individual. 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 power John turns out to pop up in every single place she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to satisfy him for a cocktail to pay off a desire. in any case, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? probably a couple 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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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. This still possessed "a wealth of original features," including prehistoric chain-pull loo and built-in, wall-to-wall drafts. It had been the family home of my father's old auntie Dorothy, who'd spent virtually nothing on it since circa 1937, unless you counted a brief mad impulse circa 1962, courtesy of the kind of builders who love old ladies on toast for breakfast.
Jacko grinned. " On Friday night I left work bang on time for once and charged home for a panic shower and change. While I was throwing on my best gray suit and a pale pink sweater, Sally came in with Tom and flopped onto my bed. " I was trying to find the eye shadow that was supposed to make my eyes all smoky and alluring, rather than that all-purpose gray which can also look vaguely blue or green according to what you're wearing. "I know, but Jacko's making me want to puke. ' And Frida's trying not to laugh, but she is , and saying stuff like, 'I don't think I'm quite your type, JackoI have tits like fried eggs,' and Jacko's saying stuff like, 'You've got gorgeous little tits!
However, like real brothers, Jacko frequently made me want to thump him, and there was no denying he had some deplorably laddish tendencies. "Every bloke isn't like you," I added acidly. "No," said Sally, who'd just come back. " With a massive yawn she flopped back onto the sofa. "If I don't get a good night's sleep soon, I'll die. I'm beginning to see distinct advantages in being dead. " "I'd get up and see to him, if you'd let me," I said. "It wouldn't be any usethe only thing that sends him off is me.
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too) by Elizabeth Young