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It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning

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Ellie has a great life with a large, loving Jewish family but she has never known her real father. Her druggy boyfriend discovers he’s a famous pop star and to make a buck or two, goes to the press. Ellie’s life is shattered. Enter father’s lawyer to ‘settle’ matters, but Ellie is not a gold digger whatever the press might like to think and her reaction is admirable, I love her. The book is slow to start but do stay with it for it is greatly rewarding and a good insight into the gutter press!

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It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning

Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there's the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of 'challenging' boyfriends, but nobody's perfect. But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold - handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious - is sent in to manage the media crisis ...and Ellie. David thinks she's a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he's a shark in a Savile Row suit, so it's just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds...

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'Sarra Manning pulls you straight in with another fantastically addictive, beautifully written read.' Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer

'Bright, funny, romantic - a total joy to read!' Mhairi McFarlane, author of You Had Me At Hello

'A sexy, modern read' Glamour

'A deliciously addictive tale of romance and reinvention' Marie Claire

'We were superglued to the pages of this book, and you'll be hooked too' Heat

About the Author

Sarra Manning

Sarra Manning's writing career started on the music paper, Melody Maker and involved a long stint on the legendary teen mag, Just Seventeen before she went on to edit Elle Girl and What to Wear.

Now known for her bestselling teen fiction, which includes the books Guitar Girl and Let's Get Lost, Sarra also writes for ELLE, InStyle, Grazia, Red, You Magazine, Stella and the Guardian.

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30th January 2014


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


480 pages


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