No sooner have they unpacked their Marmite, than Lucy catches her darling husband Jasper inflagrante. With her best friend Renee. In one double blow, she loses the two people she trusted most – and now has to fend for herself.
While Lucy battles her daughter (low self esteem is hereditary – you get it from your teenagers) and desperately tries to turn herself into an Aussie love goddess to win Jasper back, she meets Jack “Lockie” McLachlan. He’s a rugged lifeguard with plenty of experience in rescuing damsels in distress. But Lucy can do without any further complications in her life right now. The only question is, without Lockie’s kiss of life, will she sink or swim?
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Because opposites attract.
That's what Shelly Green thinks when she meets Kit Kincaide...on their wedding day. Unwittingly entered by her students in a Desperate and Dateless reality show contest, Shelly, a London music teacher, is caught off guard when she wins. Although the show's computer has predicted that she and Kit would make the perfect match -- physically, emotionally, and intellectually -- Shelly has some serious doubts about the hunky, boisterous American when she joins him at the altar. But not for long. A steamy limo ride proves that they have at least one thing in common. Suddenly, amid all the hype, there seems to be some hope for Shelly and Kit's ramshackle marriage, or at least for their honeymoon.
Cut to the tropical island of Réunion where newlywed Kit seems to be spending a lot of time on his own or with a French floozy...anywhere but with Shelly. Will Shelly discover the truth about Kit? Can she find romance in spite of a civil war, a natural disaster, and a crew of television staffers of the most dubious character? Do she and Kit have a chance for a real marriage in the surreal world of reality TV?
Clever, racy, and laugh-out-loud funny, Dead Sexy proves that love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.
Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer from malnutrition
Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer violence in the home
Because I am a girl I am more likely to marry and start a family before I reach my twenties.
Eight authors have visited eight different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes.
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