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Jackie Ball knows that happiness is hard to find, so when Dan Lewis jogs into her life with his skin-tight shorts and sexy smile things start to look up. One night he presents Jackie with a diamond ring and suggests he trade in his BMW for a people carrier. But there’s a fly in the ointment – her first husband Henry. As far as Jackie’s concerned, their marriage is well and truly over, so she engages the services of a solicitor and sets about moving on. But Henry has some old scores to settle and the divorce papers hitting the dog-haired mat are just the excuse he needs. It’s not that he still loves her, but Jackie walked out on him without even leaving a note and now he wants to know why…

Reviews

Praise for Clare Dowling: 'Sparkling and witty...a great beach read
Irish Tatler
Commercial fiction at its most entertaining
Marian Keyes, nominating EXPECTING EMILY as one of her favourite books of 2001
Very warm, very funny...witty and refreshingly honest
Irish World
What sets this apart is the quality of the writing. It is great fun, a great read
RTE
Dowling has an adept touch for light and warm-hearted women's fiction. She has a likeable tone and warm, funny characters and is similar in style to Marian Keyes... wonderfully entertaining
Sunday Tribune