Nell Stevens a plus de quarante ans et quand elle regarde en arrière, le bilan manque de filtres Instagram : le bibliocafé qu'elle a monté avec son fiancé en Californie a fait faillite, le fiancé en question s'est fait la malle, elle est célibataire, sans enfant, fauchée, à la dérive. Qu'à cela ne tienne ! De retour à Londres, sa ville natale, elle est déterminée à prendre un nouveau départ. À la même époque l'année suivante, la chance aura tourné, se promet-elle. Tout d'abord, cependant, elle a quelques confessions à faire...
"Une histoire hilarante et pleine de fougue sur les hauts et les bas de la quarantaine, avec un personnage intelligent et insolent que vous encouragerez du début à la fin."
Mike Gayle, auteur et journaliste
"Une lecture parfaitement réconfortante pour quiconque pense que la vie ne se déroule pas comme prévu, qu'il ait quarante, quatorze ou quatre-vingt-quatre ans."
Chrissie Manby, autrice
"Ce roman est un feu d'artifice d'espoir et de bonheur."
Marie Claire Australie
He's every woman's fantasy. After a string of nightmare relationships, Emily Albright has decided she's had it with modern-day men. Shed rather pour herself a glass of wine, curl up with Pride and Prejudice and step into a time where men were dashing, devoted and honourable, strode across fields in breeches, their damp shirts clinging to their chests...So when her best friend invites her to Mexico for a week of margaritas and men, Emily decides to book a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead. She quickly realises she wont find her dream man here. The coach tour is full of pensioners, apart from one Mr Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist sent to write a piece on why Mr Darcy's been voted the man most women would love to date Until she walks into a room and finds herself face-to-face with Darcy himself. And every woman's fantasy suddenly becomes one woman's reality...
How do you know he's The One? Are you getting butterflies just thinking about him? Have you dreamt of marrying him? Do you just know? When Lucy meets Nate in Venice, she knows instantly he's The One. And, caught up in the whirlwind of first love, they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. Which -- according to legend -- will tie them together forever. But ten years later, they've completely lost contact. That is, until Lucy moves to New York and the legend brings them back together. Again. And again. And again. But what if Nate isn't The One? How is she going to get rid of him? Because forever could be a very long time...A funny, magical romantic comedy about how finding The One doesn't always have to mean happily ever after.
If only you knew then what you know now . . . Imagine if you could go back ten years and meet your younger self - would you recognise her? And what advice would you give? Wear sunscreen! Back away from those PVC trousers? DON'T give that idiot your phone number? Lemon juice won't bleach your hair - it just attracts wasps . . . He's the one - don't let him go! For Charlotte Merryweather, there's no need to imagine. She's about to find out for real. With surprising consequences . . . Alexandra Potter's deliciously funny and enchanting romantic comedy looks at life, love and what might happen if you could turn back time.
'I wish I could get a seat on the tube... I hadn't eaten that entire bag of Maltesers... I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...'Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they'll never come true...Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn't afraid to say 'I love you'... But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?
What is the worst thing that could happen to you on Valentine's Day? Getting stood up by your boyfriend? Having to spend the evening alone? Being drenched by an idiot driving a sportscar? When all three happen to Juliet on the same night, she reckons her love life can't get any worse. But it's actually about to get a lot more complicated...Because the identity of the driver of the sportscar is revealed to be her arch business rival. She knows she should stay away. Except it's not that easy. Handsome, sexy and utterly glamorous, Sykes is determined to sweep her off her feet and away from her boyfriend Will. But is it worth risking everything for? Are they really destined to be star-crossed lovers? Or is Romeo actually a little closer to home? Juliet is about to find out in Alexandra Potter's delightful romantic comedy about passion, truth and how the path to true love never did run smooth...
What becomes of the broken-hearted?
Grace was just a teenager when Jimi broke her heart. But now she's moved on and is happy with her perfect fiance Spencer. Even if it's been a while since he mentioned actually getting married.
You give love a bad name...
Meanwhile Jimi's own wedding day is just around the corner. He's certain he's found the one. Or has he? Because when he bumps into Grace again, something suddenly doesn't feel right.
More than a feeling?
It looks like there might be something wonderful between them. But is it really worth risking everything for?
One thing is for sure - as the radio plays its late-night love songs, one girl is about to find out that the best lines can actually be the ones you write yourself...
What would you do if your boyfriend proposed? - Say yes and throw your arms around him - Text everyone with your good news - Take out a subscription to Brides magazine Delilah does none of the above. Instead she packs her bags and heads to London in search of a new life, and a new man. Only she meets two. Charlie, the sexy media mogul and Sam, best friend and confidante. Everything seems perfect. Thrown into a whirlwind of glamorous parties, five-star restaurants and designer penthouses, Delilah couldn't be happier. After all, it's a million miles away from her old life. And her old self. Which is exactly what she wanted. Isn't it? Alexandra Potter's hilarious first novel is an enchanting and irresistible story about finding yourself, following your dreams, and how it's not unusual to fall in love. With anyone....
How far would you go for love? When new boyfriend Jack stands her up at the airport, Ruby Miller dries her tears, jumps on the Eurostar and heads to Paris. She thinks she's going there to visit an old friend and have a total break from romance. But the City of Love has other ideas. A locked apartment where time has stood still, a bundle of long-lost love letters and a flirtatious French lawyer sweep Ruby into a mystery that spans over seventy years. Who is the author of the letters? Why did the owner of the apartment close up the shutters and flee Paris before the war, never to return? And what secret was she hiding? As the mystery deepens, Ruby turns love detective but it's not long before the ghosts of the past throw her own love affair into jeopardy.From the bestselling author of Me and Mr Darcy, this magical romantic comedy is for every girl who has ever dreamed of the glittering lights of Paris and of a love that last a lifetime . . .
Most women dream of finding the love of their life. Lucy just wants to lose him...
Venice, one of the world's most romantic cities, lives by the legend of the bridge of sighs: When a woman kisses the man of her dreams under the bridge at sunset, she will be together with him forever. So eighteen-year-old Lucy seals her fate in the blush of first love with Nate.
Yet ten years later, the pair has completely lost contact-until the day Lucy arrives at Nate's luxury Manhattan apartment with paintings he has purchased from the gallery where she is newly employed. The legend has reunited the couple, and Lucy is overjoyed-until the state of their union is misery.
Can destiny be undone? In the hands of the international bestselling author Alexandra Potter, You're (Not) the One is a witty romance that turns on the power of a kiss.