Interestingly different style for this lovely author who starts by introducing us to her four main characters through the voice of each one. They link, entwine and react over a few years and the book closes with a chapter on each again. Freya is good at writing about sex and does so here but not as often as in previous books. In many ways her story has grown up as indeed she must have too, and the emotional descriptions are fantastic. It’s an absorbing, satisfying read, strangely unpredictable.
Comparison: Carmen Reid, Maggie Alderson, Daisy Waugh.
Similar this month: Kate Harrison, Penny Vincenzi.
When you fall in love do you follow your heart or use your head?
Thea Luckmore believes in love – the magic spark of true, old-fashioned, romantic love. She's determined only ever to fall head over heels, or rather, heart over head.
Alice Heggarty, her best friend, is always falling in lust – with dashing rogues who invariably break her heart. As yet another disastrous relationship ends, Alice makes a decision. It's time to marry and she knows just the man.
For Thea, Saul Mundy promises to be the perfect fit and Thea finds herself falling in love and loving it.
But though newly wed Alice encourages Thea to settle down and conform, she finds that she's not as keen as she thought on playing by the rules. Alice starts to break them left, right and centre… At the same time, Thea's world, in which love reigns supreme, is shaken to core.
When it comes to love, should you listen to your head, your heart, or your best friend?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'As always with Freya North, you can expect a distinctive storytelling style and credible, loveable characters. It's an addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of: love, sex, fidelity and, above all, friendship.' Glamour
'Sassy, feel-good read …Chick lit with a good sting in the tail.' Cosmopolitan
'Steamy, fun and readable.' Hot Stuff
Publication date: 24/10/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Publication date: 07/02/2005
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Trade Paperback
|Publication date:||24th October 2005|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Freya North was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters. In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the CPRE Rural Living Awards, ...More About Freya North