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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.’

Florence Fairfax might have been single for quite a while – well, forever, actually – but she isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade who keeps her company at night. She’s perfectly happy, thank you.

So when Florence meets an eccentric love coach who asks her to write a wish list describing her perfect man, she refuses to take it seriously. Until later that week, Rory, a handsome blond man with the sexual athleticism of James Bond she asked for just happens to walk into the bookshop....

Rory seems to tick all of the boxes on Florence’s list. But is she about to discover there’s more to love than being perfect on paper?

A gloriously funny and feel-good read for anyone searching for their perfect match who ticks all of the boxes. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Beth O’Leary will snort with laughter at this hilarious and heart-warming listen.

©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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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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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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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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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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Tender, Hilarious, Sexy

Author and narrator Sophia Money-Coutts has concocted a perfect comedy romance to use as a distraction and escape from the current world and/or national troubles. I've listened to 2 of her previous books and enjoyed them. However, this is miles more fun and touching than the others. Her talents as a spoken word actor have also come a long way. I was swept away from my own troubles by following the heroine Florence grow and blossom in character and courage. I laughed and cried along with her and her sisters. And the story got better and better as it rolled along. Congratulations and more, please.

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I had a hard time getting hooked by this book … didn’t even make it half way. I enjoyed “What Happens Now?” by this author though!

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I have laughed out loud more times than I can count

This book tickled me so much. I have laughed so much. The story is read by the suthor and I love her inflection and cadence. She conveys the humor really well. The story line keeps up and doesnt get boring. I was left wondering what would happen. I listened in one day. I felt concern for the main characters and cracked up at her sisters and friends. I just added this author /narrators other books to my wishlist!🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️😂😂😂

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narration is terrible!

This is a prime example of why just because you’re an author it does not mean you have the talent to read your own book. Awful narration I couldn’t even get to the end

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bored out of my mind listening to this one! I didn't finish it, I couldn't. my mind wondered all the way through this book was so boring and drawn out. do not recommend.

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Unique & fun read, not shallow

This is my 1st read by this British author, who also narrates her book with a lovely but a bit fast-paced British accent. The book strikes a good balance between entertaining & serious & is both a romance and a life-story. It presents an interesting plot & characters. Worth the read if you don't mind the British accent, which I don't but I know some people have more difficulty enjoying audiobooks with certain types of accent, so just heads up.

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  • carly munroe
  • 03-29-21

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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  • tracey lowe
  • 01-07-21

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
  • 10-31-20

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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  • Dr. E. McMillan
  • 12-18-21

Irritating narrative

I would suggest a professional actress reads SMC s books in future. I found her voice far too strident and clipped. This reduced the comic elements and there was weak character differentiation between the females. The love coach was especially unconvincing. Sorry!

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  • AmyW
  • 03-16-21

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
  • 02-20-21

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
  • 11-10-20

not bad

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-20

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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  • Lynn Turton
  • 06-20-22

Good light hearted listen

Not sure to begin with but progressed to funny and interesting. Kind of weak soft ending but wasn’t a believable story anyway,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-21

I'd give it 5 stars if narrated by an actor.

Loved the story, the narration was annoying. Still will continue to read her books although they sound like a reading to a classroom..
Please, Sophia, hand over your stories to an actor who can change up the characters' voices to sound different to each other. It was so annoying to have them all sound so similar and your efforts were appreciated, but not 5 stars worth I'm afraid. The story was 6 stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-26-21

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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  • Mama O'Munchkins
  • 11-14-20

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.