A sexy and hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of Perfect Strangers.British and ballsy, Freya is a freespirited Manhattan art dealer who thinks her livein lawyer boyfriend, Michael, is about to propose. So what if he's as straightlaced as she is fearless who needs passion? But when she shows up for their romantic dinner in a thousanddollar dress and a new hairstyle, he takes her hand, looks deeply into her eyes, and asks if they can bejust friends.Next thing she knows, Freya is paying a desperate visit to her longtime friend Jack, crashing his poker game and bunking temporarily with him. Tensions inevitably begin to rise. Freya's caustic take on Candace, Jack's luscious new girlfriend, is cramping his style. Besides, he has to finish writing the great American novel, and prove himself to his wealthy father. But he is willing to help Freya out (of his apartment, that is).Meanwhile, Freya's biggest dilemma is that she needs a date (and fast) for the wedding of the century: her younger sister has nabbed the most eligible bachelor in London. Freya desperately wants someone to show off, and suddenly, Jack, in all his sexy blond gorgeousness, is starting to look more and more like wedding if not exactly marriage material.From New York to London, and all the urban hot spots, watering holes, and dating disaster grounds in between, Just Friends is a delightful, devilishly clever look at the enduring quest to find "the one.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When Suze and Lloyd swap jobs and flats for the summer, there seems no reason for them to ever have more than the most cursory of conversations together. Until Suze uncovers a plot to oust Lloyd from the firm.
Freya, jolie Anglaise expatriée, vit à New York avec Michael, mari idéal en puissance, beau parti et véritable gueule d'amour. Elle se prépare à vivre LA soirée dont toute femme rêve dans l'un des restaurants les plus chic de la ville. Freya imagine déjà le scénario idyllique : chandelles, alliance, soupirs. Mais Michael a décroché le rôle du goujat.
À bientôt quarante ans, Freya se dit qu'elle a peut-être raté la dernière occasion de fonder un foyer et de partager des leçons de golf. Jack, l'ami de toujours, célibataire endurci au tableau de chasse impressionnant, est là pour lui prêter une épaule réconfortante et un logement, pour quelque temps. Juré, cette cohabitation ne changera rien à leur amitié. Au contraire. Ils se connaissent tellement...
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Kate is a rising star in one of London's top barristers' chambers. Smart, competitive and driven, she is jubilant when she lands a high-profile case representing the TV talent show mogul Jez Carnaby. Children are involved, as are houses, helicopters, racehorses, private islands, and money - lots of it. Winning this case will guarantee Kate the success and stability she craves. There's only one problem: on the opposing legal team is her own husband, Rikki.
Frost settles on their previously hot marriage. Kate is outraged by Rikki's sympathy for his female client, whom Kate sees as a negligent mother and freeloader. Rikki is disgusted that contact with Carnaby is making her as selfish as her client. Suddenly issues which they could laugh off or resolve in bed erupt into quarrels, whether about who puts out the rubbish bin or about Kate's ambivalence towards having children.
Fighting the case in the court by day while sharing a bed by night, both must reassess their ideas about parenthood, fidelity and the equality of men and women in a modern marriage.
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