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HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE, ACTUALLY
by Catherine Bennetto

HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE, ACTUALLY by Catherine Bennetto

HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE, ACTUALLY is very much for the Mhairi McFarlane reader –funny, sassy and very commercial, from a debut author.

It’s the story of Emma, who finds out she’s accidentally very pregnant and at the same time accidentally very sacked (well, less accidentally: she did tell her boss to stick his job up his bum). Luckily she’s also accidentally the heir to a lovely cottage in Wimbledon, with a crazy Rottweiler-owning octogenarian as a neighbour and a rather sexy boy as an accidental tenant. But this baby is coming whether she likes it or not, and she needs to become the sort of person who can look after herself let alone another human being – and quickly.

The voice is brilliant and it genuinely is very funny. The characters are completely believable, and you will want to know them in real life (though you may not want the mother to be your actual mother…).