When Elizabeth and her Italian husband Roberto decide to leave London for romantic Italy and his family business, Elizabeth hopes the change in lifestyle might help boost her chances of conceiving their longed for child. But the idyll shatters as her wily mother-in-law seems bent on destroying her marriage, and Roberto's beautiful, significant ex is a constant unwanted presence. Unwanted by Elizabeth, at least.
Is Elizabeth's ferocious hunger for a baby enough to hold a marriage together or is it ripping it apart? And what about the gorgeous American stranger who's suddenly walked into her life?
When it comes to fiction reflecting feminine issues, Adele Parks has her finger on the pulse - Glamour
Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...shot through with funny, tender and observant moments - Daily Mail
Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women - Heat
A fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth - Daily Express
A wicked pleasure - Woman & Home
She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining - Daily Mirror
Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end - She magazine
Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail - Guardian
Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. She read English Language and Literature at Leicester University. Since graduating she has lived in Italy and Africa but has spent most of her adult life in London. She lives in Guildford with her husband and son. Her earlier novels, Playing Away, Game Over, Larger Than Life, The Other Woman's Shoes and Still Thinking of You were all best sellers and are published in over twenty countries.