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Nine Uses for an Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

February 2012 Book of the Month.

Anyone who has been through a break up with a long term first love will totally relate to the characters in this sexy, funny, witty and well written romantic novel. The dilemma is simple. What do you do if you catch your boyfriend passionately kissing your best friend; try to save the relationship or move on?

If you like Sarra Manning you might also like to read books by Lindsey Kelk, Maria Beaumont and Marian Keyes.

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Synopsis

Nine Uses for an Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning

Hope Delafield hasn't always had an easy life. She has red hair and a temper to match, as her mother is constantly reminding her. She can't wear heels, is terrified of heights and being a primary school teacher isn't exactly the job she dreamed of doing, especially when her class are stuck on the two times table. At least Hope has Jack, and Jack is the God of boyfriends. He's sweet, kind, funny, has a killer smile, a cool job on a fashion magazine and he's pretty (but in a manly way). Hope knew that Jack was The One ever since their first kiss after the Youth Club Disco and thirteen years later, they're still totally in love. Totally. They're even officially pre-engaged. And then Hope catches Jack kissing her best friend Susie...Does true love forgive and forget? Or does it get mad ...and get even?


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Reviews

Manning knows a good modern romance when she sees one. -- Henry Sutton * Daily Mirror * This brilliant story is classic chick-lit with plenty of laughs. 4 stars * Closer * Read Sarra Manning's hysterical Nine Uses For an Ex-Boyfriend * Asos.com * Smart, funny, painful and acutely observed, this is definitely not your average chick-lit. Buy it for your sister, your daughter and your best friend, and don't be surprised to find the males of your household reading it over your shoulder. * Livingnorth.com *


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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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Sarra Manning

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Author's Website

www.sarramanning.co.uk/
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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Books of the Month
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552163286

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