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Publisher's Summary

‘You want me to write a list? Like a shopping list?'

Gwendolyn nodded. 'Exactly. But for what you want from a man, not ASDA.’

Florence Fairfax isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade keeps her company at night. She might have been single for quite a while – well, forever actually, if anyone’s asking – but she’s perfectly happy, thank you. And then Florence meets eccentric love coach Gwendolyn, and everything changes.

When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, has the sexual athleticism of James Bond and can overlook her ‘counting’ habit? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop.... 

Rory seems to fit the list perfectly. But is he ‘the one’, or simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for Mr Right aren’t as important as she thought – and that perhaps she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.... 

©2020 Sophia Money-Coutts (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"The new queen of the rom-com returns." (i)  

"Saucy...fizzing comedy in this slice of escapism." (Metro

"Full of wit, warmth and heart." (Beth O’Leary, The Flatshare

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Loved it

Another great book from this author . I love the writing style , the wit , the real flaws , and character development. Its my favourite style of rom com .I cant wait for the next book . She also does a great job narrating

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Loved it!

Loved it, super easy listening, love her voice, great to listen too. Entertaining story. Will definitely read more of her books!

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Witty and heartfelt.

It made me laugh and it made me cry. Having the author narrate her own book was excellent, as she put inflection and emphasis in all the right places for the story to truly drag me in. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Toye Simmons
  • 11-03-2021

Funny and engaging

This book was funny with a great story. I laughed out loud on many occasions. What a great distraction from everyday life!

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  • Su S
  • 06-02-2021

I liked it!

MAY CONTAIN A FEW SPOILERS:

Overall the book was good. I do wish Florence stood up for herself more, for eg., against Olivia. Also, she let Rory get away with so much. She was always supporting him with his job and events and he didn’t reciprocate. I understand that this is all about growth and her learning that she deserves more but UGH! So frustrating. I’m glad she finally told him off towards the end. Performance was good. I like that Zach and Flo slowly built up their relationship. At the beginning they disliked each other and it grew into a great friendship and more. I do wish the author included more interaction between Zach and Florence. And OMG, they way he made her birthday so special. Swoon! Overall, good!

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  • S. Berry
  • 02-11-2020

Great read to take your mind off reality for a bit

I really enjoyed this book. I have read 3 from this author now. I do notice a similar thread between the books but I like the characters and the writing and it drew me in where by mid way through I just couldn’t put it down.

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  • Vremsbottom
  • 14-10-2020

Perfect for a road trip!

I liked this book a lot. British women (especially romcom leads) are oh so similar. this one is no different. but it's a silly story about trying to find the balance in love. as I'm 35 and not had a boyfriend, I understand some of Flo's thought process, which bored some of the other reviewers. There's not much surprise and not especially deep, so perfect if you need to smile whole driving hours to go camping with 2 pups that don't provide much conversation.

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  • Sophie Fry
  • 26-08-2020

Loved it!

A really descriptive book with characters that are easily identifiable. I am an expat living in Abu Dhabi and previous to that hailed from Fulham so this book really transported me back to my old life and made me look forward to Christmas! Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • tracey lowe
  • 07-01-2021

This is just divine

So brilliant, heartwarming and truly endearing, almost cried when it finished beautifully read, I laughed, I cried the perfect distraction during these times!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-10-2020

The Wish List 5 stars.

This book was so funny, made me cry with laughter and a little sadness at one point. This is my book of 2020- it was so good. When listening no thoughts of COVID-19, it literally helped me escape this challenging year. I started to listen to this whilst away in North Norfolk looking out at the amazing views. Thank you Sophia I have already downloaded another book by you.

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  • carly munroe
  • 29-03-2021

Ahhh had to return because of the narrator..

Such a shame as the story seemed fairy good but the monotone & aggressive manor of the narrator killed it for me... I really did try but couldn’t last it out to the end, such a shame!

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  • AmyW
  • 16-03-2021

Perfect

Heartwarming and funny. I remembered enjoying a previous book by the author so didn’t hesitate. She’s brilliant to listen to!

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  • Sair0075
  • 20-02-2021

Loved it!

I love that the author narrates her books because she's funny and you get more of a sense as to how the story is to be heard. It's an easygoing romcom that I thought was brilliant. A tad posh in places but ultimately hilarious and great. You can definitely see where it's heading but I like that because you know the ending is going to be heartwarming and satisfying. Definitely worth your time.

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  • Mrs. J. Underwood
  • 10-11-2020

not bad

nice little story but narrator spoke way too fast, had to adjust speed to listen

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