Not Quite Perfect

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Sometimes having it all isn’t enough...

Emma has everything she’s ever wanted. Her boyfriend’s just proposed and her career has finally taken off. And so what if her latest client just happens to be downright gorgeous? She’s getting married. Isn’t she?

Rachel’s married with 2.4 children (well, actually, 3) and life is all about trying to leave the house in a non-stained top. Once it was about skinny cappuccinos, cocktails and dynamic ad agency meetings. She wants her old life back, but can it ever be the same?

A gripping and laugh out loud story of two sisters and how often you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

What readers are saying about Not Quite Perfect

'A humorous, lighthearted read' – Fiona's Book Reviews

'A great holiday read!' – Jill Steeples, author of Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

'Not Quite Perfect is such a page turner... I couldn’t put this book down and found myself crying with both laughter and sadness at this touching and thought-provoking story.' – Bookaholic Confessions

'Not Quite Perfect is a mixture of heart warming situations and light comedy. I found myself having a giggle and thinking ‘that’s so like my family’, on several occasions and that was nice and refreshing. Also, I will admit that I even cried in a few places because it pulled on my heart strings so much.' – A Book and a Tea

'The writing is bubbly and vivid and very entertaining. It’s a story about trying to find out what is important in life and also that live can’t be perfect all the time.' – Sky's Book Corner

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Step into someone else’s shoes for a day... And it will change you for a lifetime.

Cat is very good at her job. She runs a PR company with her best friend (and secret crush) Jesse, and is never happier than when her high-profile celebrities are glittering in the spotlight.

But when her footballer client gets in the press for all the wrong reasons, Cat’s career takes a sudden nosedive. So when her brother Andrew unexpectedly needs her to look after his kids for a few weeks, she can hardly say no. She’s happily single, hasn’t exactly been the ‘World’s Best Auntie’ over the years, and what she knows about looking after children would fit on the back of a postage stamp. But it’s only temporary until she gets her real life back on track – isn’t it?

From the bestselling author of Not Quite Perfect comes a hilarious story that will have you wondering just how perfect your life is!

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‘This book has it all, it's cheerful, it's warm, it's special, it's loving, it's touching and it's sweet, a fantastic combination that works really well.’ – Librarian Lavender

‘If you’re looking for a gorgeous read that will give you warm, fuzzy feelings aplenty then Life or Something Like It is definitely a read for you...’ – Bookaholic Confessions

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‘...just the perfect tonic I needed to enable me to forget about my own life for a few hours and enjoy this entertaining tale from Annie Lyons.’ – Shaz’s Book Blog

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
1 Jul 2013
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781472017123
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / General
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Women
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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