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Summary

Where happy ever after is only a page away...A delightful new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. Once upon a time in a crumbling London bookshop, Posy Morland spent her life lost in the pages of her favourite romantic novels. So when Bookend's eccentric owner, Lavinia, dies and leaves the shop to Posy, she must put down her books and join the real world. Because Posy hasn't just inherited an ailing business, but also the unwelcome attentions of Lavinia's grandson, Sebastian, AKA The Rudest Man In London™.

Posy has a cunning plan and six months to transform Bookends into the bookshop of her dreams - if only Sebastian would leave her alone to get on with it. As Posy and her friends fight to save their beloved bookshop, Posy's drawn into a battle of wills with Sebastian, about whom she's started to have some rather feverish fantasies...Like her favourite romantic heroines, will she get her happy ever after too?

©2016 Annie Darling (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Completely hilarious and breathtakingly romantic." (Cressida McLaughlin)
"Sophisticated, romantic, compelling and absolutely charming. A brilliant new addition to the romantic comedy genre, I loved it." (Alex Brown)

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Good fun but...

A fun listen but I wish I had read the book rather than listened to it. The narrator read the voices really well but she just made Sebastian sound too aggressive - yes he’s an annoying chap, but I would not have read him as aggressively shouting.

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Awful driel

I do not like anything about this book. I can’ listen any longer. Don” buy it. What more can I say.

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Couldn't put it down

Brilliant characters, funny and a good plot made this a joy to read. Lots of laugh out loud moments.

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Absolute garbage

Whiny protagonist.. No character building.. No backbone... Seriously struggled to finish it. The story doesn't go anywhere. Can't state how much I dislike it!

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Keep with it...

I really did not like Sebastian! he was a nasty, rude and overbearing man with no redeeming qualities!! I only kept with it as I liked the writing and the relationship dinamics between the characters. I loved Posy's love of literature...

keep with it though... you won't regret it. I enjoyed the book very much. and even Sebastian grew on me that I was rooting for him!! The book was realistic to life in the way that life doesn't always go your way.

And had a few laughs along the way. now off to purchase the next book...

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first audio book but not the last

loved it, refreshing and fun, easy to listen to , will read more of these

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hard work to listen to, it started off great but

It started off great but it did get hard to listen to. Requires Patients to listen to

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IRRITATING

This is one of the very few Audible books that I have not finished.
Hardly any story line(s). The touching/looking at breasts was constantly thrown in it seemed, without any relevance.
the narrator has a pleasant voice and is doing ok.

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Dreadful

The whole thing was like listening to a cat on a hot tin roof with totally unconvincing plot. Sorry, I did not enjoy this story at all.

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Listened to it at every spare moment!

Might not be for everyone as the plot is not too deep but I really enjoyed this. Parts had me laughing out loud and totally emotional. Loved it. Just what I needed.