Every bit as fresh and laugh-out-loud funny as Sarah Mason's first novel, PLAYING JAMES, winner of the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year 2003.
Respected entrepreneur Simon Monkwell and party planner Isabel Serranti have known each other since childhood. He was a thirteen-year-old bully and she was the eleven-year-old whose life he made a misery. Now she's twenty-six, everything Isabel hears on the grapevine convinces her that Simon hasn't changed one little bit.
So when Monty, Simon's father, asks Isabel to help him host a charity ball at the Monkwell's country estate, Izzy has mixed feelings. Determined to put the past behind her, however, and thinking that Simon is away on business in America, Izzy quickly falls under the spell of the eccentric family once more, only to discover that her childhood memories aren't quite as accurate as she thought they were ...
Bubbly good fun. - SUNDAY MIRROR
A sparkling, funny read. - HEAT
Another quirky, funny romp through romantic minefields. - ELLE
Perfect to curl up with. - MARIE CLAIRE