Angel Knights - radio DJ, closet karaoke fan and shoe fetishist - has a problem. Her boyfriend of thirteen years, Connor, has just proposed to her in a flash restaurant and presented her with a rock the size of Gibraltar. Great, you might think, except he's also announced he's off to LA for six months to film a fly-on-the-wall documentary of Essex glamour models chasing fame in Hollywood. Angel can't leave her daily chat show on Glasgow's Energy FM to go with him. What should her answer be? As Connor jets off to LA, Angel asks for time to think and turns to her best friends - Ceri and Meg - for help. Meg, the eternal romantic, is already picking out her bridesmaid's dress, but Ceri advocates caution before commitment (and sex with a few more people first). But before long, Angel is receiving advice from another source: the listeners on her show, most of whom are regulars and either lonely, alcoholic, insane or a combination of all three. Suddenly Connor's proposal is a matter of city-wide discussion, but then Angel meets Didier, French pop star and David Ginola lookalike. Angel is vulnerable, Connor is abroad, Ceri is encouraging and the temptation is great.
Lauren McCrossan trained as a lawyer before becoming a writer and magazine journalist. Born in Scotland, she has lived in England since she was eight. An amateur team cyclist she met her husband, a professional surfer, in the oversized luggage section of Lanzarote airport.