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by Gemma Burgess

A GIRL LIKE YOU by Gemma Burgess

"I've discovered the secret to successful singledom.

I'm acting like a man.

And it's working."

After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London's most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed… but what happens when she meets her match?

Avon Books, 325 pages

Gemma Burgess wrote her first book, The Dating Detox, when she and her sister discussed the difficulty of had finding a comfort read with cojones. The Dating Detox, was published in 2010 to rave reviews:

"Laugh out loud funny" - Closer magazine.

"For those waiting to option the next Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess answers back." - VF Daily, www.vanityfair.com.

Praise for A GIRL LIKE YOU:

"Much-needed chicklit fun."- Heat magazine.

"Gemma Burgess is the thinking girl’s chicklit author."- NorthWest magazine.

"Smart and witty, this makes you giggle – a lot."- Closer magazine.

"Great fun."- The Sun.

"Her witty way with words, and the way she just tells it like it is, is hugely appealing, and it's just so different to most Chick Lit… it's a simple as that."- ChickLitReviews.com

Gemma started writing anti-romantic comedies for girls who like chicklit that comforts and charms without the silly fluffy bits. She lives in Notting Hill in London, but grew up all over the place – mostly Hong Kong. She loves talking and writing, not necessarily in that order.

She also loves burgers, vodka, white-tipped Marlboro Lights, OK GO, Sixteen Candles, Lucky Jim, anything from Nora Ephron and Jilly Cooper, new wave music and clothes.