Everyone tells Sarah Giles how lucky she is to be engaged to Paul O'Brian—a handsome hotshot who's financially secure, knows how to throw the perfect dinner party…and taught Sarah how to, uh, take care of herself. Everyone thinks he's great. Except for Sarah. But she has too much on her plate trying to become career woman of the year and hiding the fact that her seemingly blissful relationship is all but celibate (those lessons he gave her should come in handy) to figure out what's wrong with Mr. Right, let alone qualify for the role of perfect fiancée.
Meanwhile, what started as an innocent office flirtation with a man named John Wayne (really), has now moved beyond illicit lunches and harmless text messaging, and is fast turning into erotic obsession. Sarah can't get John out of her head and she's plunging deeper into a double life. But which life is the lie?
Torn between two men, and trying not to lose sight of her own dreams, Sarah writes a scandalously honest diary of one life-changing year, and faces the challenge of writing her own happy ending….
LOVE LIKE THAT by Amanda Hill
Handsome, charming Roman is everything Dalton Moss has always wanted—but surly, moody Jeremy is the one she can't stop thinking about. Engaged to one man, magnetically drawn to the other…can Dalton figure out her feelings before she loses them both?
THE LAST YEAR OF BEING SINGLE by Sarah Tucker
Sarah Giles has the perfect fiancé and the perfect life—until an innocent office flirtation escalates into an erotic obsession. Torn between two men, Sarah writes a scandalously honest diary of one life-changing year, and faces the challenge of writing her own happy ending….
THE SEX WAS GREAT BUT… by Tyne O'Connell
Holly Klein is an A-list celebrity with an army of assistants. Leo Monroe is a hotshot DJ from the streets. Scorching, top-secret sex is one thing...but can a Hollywood star and a struggling musician ever seriously work as a couple?
SUMMER IN THE LAND OF SKIN by Jody Gehrman
All Anna wants is to uncover long-buried family secrets so she can move on with her life. Then she gets tangled up with Arlan, a sinfully attractive guitar player—and over the course of an unforgettable summer, she'll discover that the only way to get free of her past is to embrace it.
Hazel Chamberlayne can. She's turning forty. And do you know what? She's excited about it. Successful by her own standards, flanked by a group of magnetic friends, she feels as if life is genuinely beginning for her.
Okay. Hazel would like a man. Though seeing the dregs of relationships every day as a divorce lawyer means she doesn't have much hope in men, much luck with men nor much time to look for them, period.
However, when fellow divorce lawyer Joe Ryan appears—a man ten years her junior, with a long-standing live-in girlfriend—he challenges Hazel's beliefs about who men are and what they want. And what will make her happy in life. Because this man may be different. May be.
Close friends Lily, Julie, Karen and househusband Paul aren't overly concerned. After all, aren't their children are bright and sociable enough? But they're quickly shaken out of their complacency when enrolment time approaches and turns out to be little more than a rigged lottery, where only the most ruthless hold the cards. Marriages and friendships crumble under the pressure, fake addresses abound and tutors rates soar.
As measures get more and more extreme, the four quickly rally their troops and throw themselves into the battle for big school. Initially wary to be in competition with each other, they realise that the only way of out-smarting the rest of the pack is by coming up with a plan. Because getting their kids into The Oaks will demand determination and strategy akin to Mission Impossible ...
But now Paul had decided it was time to cut their losses. With a divorce. What had happened to them? Weren't they once the perfect couple? Surely her savvy husband hadn't fallen prey to that humiliating cliché, the seven-year itch....
Thrown into a state of denial, then self-doubt, followed by determination not to go under without a fight, Sarah is catapulted into an unforgettable last year of being married.
For once, Amanda has a simple, cheap and fail-safe plan to make it through the summer holidays with her three overexcited offspring. But a last-minute addition of fellow-mum Suzanne and her perfect son Orlando quickly shatters Amanda's vision of the quintessential bucket-and-spade summer adventure.
In fact, before she even makes it to the picture-perfect Cornish idyll that is home to her one-time playground comrade Skyler, Amanda has to endure tantrums, floods, and an eerie B&B, all with three ratty kids and a carsick dog in tow. When they finally arrive, dishevelled and exhausted, she discovers that not only must she endure Suzanne at close quarters in a cramped cottage, but also that Skyler's business in dire need of a helping hand.
In the weeks that ensue, Amanda discovers there is only one way to survive the summer holidays, and that's with a stiff drink, a pair of wellies and a bucket-full of bonhomie!
Helena unexpectedly loses her job and Leonard announces that not only does he want Freddie to attend a private boarding school, he's also decided to move to Castleford to set up home with 'the other woman'. Suddenly Helena's losing control again, as her past comes back to unravel her future.
Amidst the four-wheel drives, Ben's complicated afterschool play-date schedule and her friends' perilous extra-marital affairs, Caroline tries to keep a low and very single profile. But it's not long before she too finds herself under the mafia's scandal-radar, and her life takes an unexpected turn ...