Recovering in hospital from an appendix operation, Ali Harris whiles away her time by entering magazine competitions. A few weeks later, she's delighted to discover that she's won first prize in Complete Woman magazine's Most Romantic Couple of the Year competition. There's just one problem. Ali has been dumped by her fianc, and there's no way she can claim her prize - a romantic holiday for two in Antigua - on her own. Help is at hand in the unlikely form of Jeremy 'Boily' Baxter, the spotty boy next door. But Ali's troubles have only just begun.
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
A spot-on side-splitter
Cross your legs, boys: in the best tradition of Kathy Lette, this is girl power at its most painfully funny
Praise for Chris Manby:
She answers the prayers of all those suffering from post- This Life disorder
If you've ever shared a flat, been to a bad party or fallen in love with the wrong man, you'll find this book spot on
A funny first novel . . That's more realistic than Friends , cleaner than The Young Ones and not as frightening as Shallow Grave
Manby's hilarious novels still shine out