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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 11-03-21

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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  • 06-02-21

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
  • 02-11-20

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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  • 14-10-20

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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  • Ms M Silvera
  • 14-09-21

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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  • keegobay
  • 09-09-21

ugh!

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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  • LoveAmazon
  • 01-08-21

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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  • HB
  • 31-07-21

Sweet and funny

I love the writer and that she narrates her writing. The story was not that in depth other than a gloss of the characters but for a beach read it is perfect.

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  • Sophie Fry
  • 26-08-20

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.