A warm and romantic tale of love, sex and making the right choices from the increasingly popular author of NICE GIRLS DO and ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND When Natalie's boyfriend Michael tells her that he 'needs space', she's devastated. She thought he was the love of her life but now Natalie's single -- and, worse, Michael's found himself a new girlfriend. Natalie's friends drag her off speed-dating, but how could anyone expect sparks to fly, when she's still yearning for Michael? One of her speedy dates is Guy and, despite the lack of chemistry, at least she's now got a presentable date for her best friend's wedding.
But past indiscretions are about to come to light. Natalie needs to escape. Guy happens to own a flat Natalie can borrow but there's just uno problemo.
The flat's in Rome. So it's arriverderci, England, and ciao Roma! There Natalie makes some fabulous new friends, discovers who puts the Rome into Romeo, learns how to make perfect pasta and meets a few unexpected ghosts from the past. She's falling in love -- but is it with Rome, or with someone she finds there?
Sarah Duncan's first novel, ADULTERY FOR BEGINNERS, was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon New Writers Prize. Before she took up writing and teaching, Sarah worked as an actor, most famously as Rodney's girlfriend (before Cassandra) in ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES. She lives in Bath.