From Notting Hill With Love . . . Actually
By Ali McNamara
A fabulously fun romantic comedy debut, referencing all those much-loved chick flick classics: Four Weddings; Sleepless in Seattle; When Harry Met Sally, to name just a few!
She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy . . . wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant.
Scarlett loves the movies. But does she love sensible fiancé David just as much? With a big white wedding on the horizon, Scarlett really should have decided by now . . .
When she has the chance to house-sit in Notting Hill - the setting of one of her favourite movies - Scarlett jumps at the chance. But living life like a movie is trickier than it seems, especially when her new neighbour Sean is so irritating. And so irritatingly handsome, too.
Scarlett soon finds herself starring in a romantic comedy of her very own: but who will end up as the leading man?
Ali McNamara attributes her over-active and very vivid imagination to one thing - being an only child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her with a head bursting with stories waiting to be told.
When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating's website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that not only was writing something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too.
Ali lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and two Labradors. When she isn't writing, she likes to travel, read, and people-watch, more often than not accompanied by a good cup of coffee. Her dogs and a love of exercise keep her sane!
To find out more about Ali visit her website: www.alimcnamara.co.uk or follow her on Twitter: @AliMcNamara
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25 Nov 2010
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Sparky, fun and endearing — Katie Fforde
An endearing, romantic and fun read for chick-lit (and rom com!) fans — Closer
Utterly enjoyable — Stylist
If you love your rom coms and know your Mark Darcy from your Daniel Cleaver then you're going to adore this — Carole Matthews
As adorable as a Richard Curtis movie, as funny as that Welsh bloke in the baggy grey pants, this romantic comedy is the perfect way to pass a winter afternoon should Johnny Depp be unavailable — Daily Record
Joyous and carefree, a souffle of a book that will lift the spirits of anybody who ever daydreamed about a different, more glam life — Bernadette Strachan
The book is a great read and I devoured it in two days, I was unable to put it down, I had to read on. I was laughing and crying with the characters and at times shouting out. . . The author's love of the films came through in the writing . . . they were cleverly woven into the story and did not distract from the storyline at all . . . I recommend it to all chick lit and chick flick fans alike — Sarah Broadhurst, sbroadhurstreviews.blogspot.com