The Woman Who Met Her Match

Author: Fiona Gibson

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780008252328

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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What if your first love came back on the scene . . . 30 years later? After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after thirty years. But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she? A wonderfully funny novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Joanna Bolouri and Milly Johnson.
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Match Made in Manhattan

A Novel

Author: Amanda Stauffer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510728104

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic as she explores the New York City singles' scene. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she's dumped before the first kiss; on another, she dons full HAZMAT gear; she meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker, an undercover agent who tracks illegal exotic animals, and dozens of other colorful, captivating personalities. Giving them each her signature "pants speech"—her pants aren't coming off unless she has a real connection with someone—she desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love, but finding "the one" is starting to feel impossible. That is, until she meets Luke, who is sophisticated, funny, and not to mention, hot. Alison finds herself falling for Luke harder than any guy she's dated and finally letting her walls down, but will he stick around or move on to his next match? Match Made in Manhattan is a fast-paced, contemporary story about the struggles of dating in the digital age. Replete with online profiles, witty dialogue, and a super-supportive group of female friends, this all-too-real and relatable debut novel will have readers laughing, crying, and rooting for Alison all the way to the end.
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Just Haven't Met You Yet

The Bestselling Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy with an Ingenious Twist!

Author: Cate Woods

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787470725

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The bestselling laugh-out loud romantic comedy with THE TWIST YOU WON'T SEE COMING! Percy James has everything a girl could want: her own apartment, a steady relationship and a truly fantastic group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soulmates using phone data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros's super wealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend . . . but what if this is *destiny*? Would you - could you - pass up a chance to meet your one true love?
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Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

Author: Julie Lawson Timmer

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477819968

Category:

Page: N.A

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Critically acclaimed author Julie Lawson Timmer returns with a tale of how community can heal the brokenness in all of us. Markie, a fortysomething divorc�e who has suffered a humiliating and very public fall from marital, financial, and professional grace, moves, along with her teenage son, Jesse, to a new town, hoping to lick her wounds in private. But Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly New European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of “defectives,” to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not. What Markie doesn’t realize is that Mrs. Saint has big plans for the divorc�e’s broken spirit. Soon, the quirky yet endearing woman recruits Markie to join her eccentric community, a world where both hidden truths and hope unite them. But when Mrs. Saint’s own secrets threaten to unravel their fragile web of healing, it’s up to Markie to mend these wounds and usher in a new era for the “defectives”—one full of second chances and happiness.
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Her Best Match

A Romantic Comedy

Author: Tamie Dearen

Publisher: Tamie Dearen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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Feisty, stubborn, and bored with life in Texas, Anne Best is about to get more than she bargained for. The lovely widow heads off to the Big Apple for a job interview, expecting no more than a few days adventure in New York City, only to find herself with a new job working for the most infuriating man she's ever met. Billionaire Steven Gherring is one of New York's Most Eligible Bachelors, and he has every intention of staying that way. But Gram has other ideas. She's on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson. As fearless as she is clumsy, Anne tackles every challenge (including her new boss) enthusiastically, with two lone exceptions... public speaking and recognizing her own feelings. Passions rise along with hemlines as Gram joins forces with Anne, a veteran matchmaker, to find the perfect match for Steven. "If you like Hallmark movies, you'll love The Best Girls!" "It may not be realistic, but I wish it could actually happen!"
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The Beachside Sweet Shop

A feel good romantic comedy

Author: Karen Clarke

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810360

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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‘Within the first page turn I was laughing out loud… It was a delight to read.’ 5* Rachel’s Random Reads When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help. Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop. Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate. And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish? A deliciously heartwarming read about family, friends and handmade coconut ice. Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Debbie Johnson, and Tilly Tennant. What people are saying about The Beachside Sweet Shop: ‘I do love a book that can make me giggle after just a few pages. As well as being funny, the storyline had a homely feel to it, reading it made me feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome…It’s amazing how much drama one little sweet shop can create! I was captivated, and sometimes surprised, by the goings on in the little village shop…a bright read that left a smile on my face and my taste buds in need of some sweet treats.’ 5* V Family Fun ‘I smiled all of the way through this gorgeous heart-warming read. A lot of the sweets reminded me of my childhood. The fictional Seaside town of Shipley sounds gorgeous, I almost packed my bags and started looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay. The characters and storyline are just everything I adore in a book. I can honestly say that I felt quite sad to be saying farewell to everyone at the end.’ 5* The Reading Shed ‘Brilliant! Such a beautiful, heart warming story! Loved every word! So well written. A magical, feel good tale. Loved, loved, loved. Highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva ‘I really loved this! It was like a breath of fresh air…I may also point out the bright bold and beautiful cover for this book…from the minute I saw it I wanted to read this book.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fun, light hearted and fast paced.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Highly recommended :)’ 4* Goodreads reviewer ‘Had me laughing out loud.’ 4* Consumer reviewer ‘So funny…I’d recommend this book to everyone.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Nostalgia in buckets (& spades?)…brilliant characters you instantly love.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastically funny…an entertaining read.’ Jo’s Book Journey ‘A sweet and charming read.’ 4* Pretty Little Book Reviews ‘I really enjoyed this book … all the characters were lovable.’ 5* Katie’s Book Ends ‘This book was a great read, so easy to dive into and get lost…Highly recommend it…dive in and forget the world around you.’ 4* Trish B’s Blog ‘Such a sweet book (sorry, couldn’t resist)… A really cute, sweet (sorry, I did it again) read. Thoroughly enjoyed it.’ 5* Lilac Mills ‘I can’t wait to read the next.’ 4* Lilina Reads ‘A delightful British love story.’ For the Love of Books ‘Such a fun filled happy read…Loved it.’ 4* Goodreads reviewer
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Do You Come Here Often?

Author: Alexandra Potter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743470338

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Grace Fairley begins to wonder if Spencer, her fiancââe of two years, is really the right man for her, a situation complicated by the return of her former lover, Jimi Malik, a half-Indian, half-Irish writer engaged to a young model.
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The Good Girlfriend's Guide to Getting Even

The brilliant new laugh-out-loud love story

Author: Anna Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861656

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Clever, funny and romantic too, with a story any sporting widow will relate to, The Good Girlfriend's Guide to Getting Even is Anna Bell's brilliant follow-up to the bestselling and much-loved The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart A hilarious new romantic comedy from the author of It Started With A Tweet and The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Sophie Kinsella When Lexi's sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend's wedding to watch football - after pretending to have food poisoning - it might just be the final whistle for their relationship. But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an 'accidentally' broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she's delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that's happened to their relationship. And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It's not as if he'll ever find out . . . ----- 'Romantic and refreshing' Mhairi McFarlane 'A fun, bouncy, brilliant tale' Heat 'Funny, relatable and fabulously written' Daily Express
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It Had to Be You

An absolutely laugh out loud romance novel

Author: Keris Stainton

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812894

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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You've Got Fail

Author: Celia Aaron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981258697

Category:

Page: 330

View: 1340

I single-handedly built the hottest website for dating and relationship advice. Got a question? Scarlet Rocket can answer it for you. I was your modern day agony aunt with the solutions to all your pesky personal problems. The only issue? I was actually a man named Willis Halloran, not the female Scarlet Rocket. I thought my secret was safe. But then a sexy con artist calling herself Scarlet Rocket began showing up at society events, pretending to be me. I couldn't let it go, so I tracked her down and confronted her. It went well ... except for the part where she stole my wallet. Oh, and the part where she conned my agent into having us work together. And after that? Let's just say she wound up stealing something much more valuable than my wallet or my [fake] name.
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Finding Secrets

An uplifting romance where love conquers all

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784975893

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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A country house, a precious jeweled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat – a jewelled mechanical locket shaped like a bird – changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem. From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest – and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie! Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future – and her heart. What readers are saying about FINDING SECRETS: 'What a spellbinding story! Finding Secrets is another truly fantastic book by Lauren Westwood' 'There was so much to this story and I recommend anyone to read this, you will not be disappointed' 'One of my top reads of 2017'
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If You Could See Me Now

A laugh out loud romantic comedy about becoming your own hero

Author: Keris Stainton

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812312

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Marry Him

The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

Author: Lori Gottlieb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101185201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 5257

The controversial national bestseller! Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.
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Don't Stop Me Now

The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy

Author: Colleen Coleman

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811464

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Strictly Between Us

Author: Jane Fallon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405917687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5911

Rumours, secrets and lies. It's all in a day's work. Tamsin and her best friend Michelle have been inseparable since they were teenagers. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle's handsome husband. So when Tamsin hears a rumour that Patrick is having an affair, she is furious. Unwilling to ignore it, Tamsin plots a scheme to catch Patrick in the act, using her assistant Bea as live-bait. It should be fool proof. After all, Tamsin can trust Bea with anything. From her daily coffee order to fetching her dry-cleaning, writing reports and doing all the filing - Bea does everything with a smile on her face. Except Tamsin never considered Bea might have her own agenda. And if she does, then Tamsin really needs to watch her back . . . Praise for Strictly Between Us 'I raced through this beautifully written, thoughtful and exciting story, alternately cringing and cheering as things veer further off-piste after nail-biting moments I defy anyone to predict. I didn't like it, I loved it' Daily Mail 'A smart, edgy and cautionary tale of friendship and fidelity' Sunday Mirror 'A deliciously edgy read full of double-dealings and divided loyalties' Good Housekeeping 'A fast-moving, clever and genuinely funny story filled with twists and turns' Closer 'Sassy, sharply observed' Woman & Home 'Fallon's characterisation is always spot-on and this book is no different, with well-drawn out characters and a tight plot that barrels along towards a brilliant climax' Press Association 'Another compelling twist of friendship, love and lies' Daily Record 'Sparkling and unpredictable' Elle 'Chick lit with an edge' Guardian 'A hilarious read' Bella 'Absorbing, entertaining and spiky tale full of twists, turns and ruthless double crossing' Daily Express 'A clever book that makes you laugh, makes you angry - and makes you wonder whose side you would take if it happened to you . . .' Woman 'I love Fallon, she's in a category all of her own - her books are great fun and her characters are fabulous, believable women who take no nonsense. The plot is so juicy: it's about trapping a cheating man and it's told from the points of view of two women who were friends, but one of them has developed an agenda all of her own. It's fun, clever, warm and utterly un-putdownable' Marian Keyes, Daily Mail 'A fast-moving, clever and genuinely funny story filled with twists and turns' Closer **** Heat 'Fallon's characterisation is always spot-on and this book is no different, with well-drawn out characters and a tight plot that barrels along towards a brilliant climax' Press Association Review 'Another compelling twist of friendship, love and lies' Daily Record 'Queen of chick lit Jane Fallon brings us another gripping novel of friendship, deceit and drama. She is at her edgy and entertaining best - definitely one to be passed around your girl squad!' OK Magazine
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Miss Mechanic

Author: Emma Hart

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984912305

Category:

Page: 312

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Two mechanics. One rivalry. She'll prove she's as good as she says she is. He'll prove her place isn't under the hood. It's over it. "Don't let the bastards get you down." For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy's motto. Which is why "Mechanic Wanted" is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned. And I meet the biggest bastard of them all. Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don't, I'm on telephone duty. If I do, he'll accept defeat and make my job permanent. Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little... beep. Problem is, an engine isn't the only thing he knows how to make purr... (MISS MECHANIC is a brand new, standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.)
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Him Downstairs

Author: Sherill Turner

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0692854142

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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How do you get over someone who lives under you? Life for Lucy Jenkins is going OK ... ish. Yes, she’s thirty-three, single, and has had to work as a waitress and children’s party entertainer since her social worker salary suffered from budget cuts, but she stays positive and manages to pay the mortgage on her flat. Her home is her sanctuary – until Tom moves in downstairs. Lucy and Tom quickly fall in love and into a serious relationship, which is complicated by Tom’s recent separation from his wife, who he has two young sons with. Lucy is heartbroken when Tom breaks up with her, saying that something has to give in his busy life. Encouraged/coerced/badgered by her friends into getting ‘back on that horse’, Lucy finds herself at a tacky Singles Night; dating Danny, a Justin Timberlake impersonator; and attempting a rendezvous with her ‘special friend’. Lucy’s quest to move on from Tom would be a whole lot easier if she didn’t have to hear everything he does. After all, how on earth do you get over someone when you can hear them peeing? Him Downstairs is relatable Chick Lit for readers 18+ who have dipped their toe into the world of modern dating and relationships. It contains adult language and humour, and is written in ‘British English’.
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