Romantic gestures can sometimes go too far in this wonderfully warm read from the award-winning author of DECENT EXPOSURE
Phillipa Ashley read English Language and Literature at Wadham College, Oxford before working as a freelance copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, DECENT EXPOSURE, won the 2007 RNA New Writers' Award. She lives in Staffordshire with her husband and daughter.
Ashley (Carrie Goes Off the Map) delivers a frothy chick lit commentary on love and spectacle. Lucy Gibson barely knows Nick Laurentis-aside from in the biblical sense-when he proposes in front of 10 million people after winning a British reality TV competition. An overwhelmed Lucy declines, and media hell ensues. Lucy's closet friend, Fiona, spirits her off to a cabin she owns in a seaside town outside London where Lucy meets Josh Standring, who owns the nearby cabins. To spare Lucy the nightmare of further media exposure, Fiona tells Josh that Lucy is a merchant banker who has suffered a minor meltdown. Josh has a girlfriend and Lucy has just about given up on love, but the two are drawn to each other. Will her real identity scare him off? While the ending is far from unexpected, it will charm Ashley's existing fans-and new ones. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.