She's on a stairway to heaven, he can barely manage the chords . . .
Hapless Will Harding hadn't imagined leading a life of glamour. But when he's offered the job of bass player in brand new Brighton band, Double Top, he finds it hard to resist. Particularly as the band's photographer is the stunningly sexy and slightly kooky Lauren Miles. A sassy rock chick with intriguing taste in plastercast moulds . . .
There's just one rocky pebble on the smooth path to lust. The alluring Lauren has a boyfriend. And he just happens to be Double Top's founder member and lead singer. Oh, and he also oozes charisma and sex appeal from every pore . . . Will, of course, just oozes.
As Double Top scramble their talentless way to the peak of Brighton Rocks, Will faces the choice of losing his place in the band, losing his girl or losing his virginity. When it comes to the crunch can gawky beat gorgeous in winning the girl's heart? After all, that crazy little thing called love is a capricious creature and sometimes the outcome is just too close to call . . .
Tom Bromley is a senior copywriter at Little, Brown. This is his first novel, although he featured in the Time Out anthology, NEON LIT and the Times acclaimed his story as a 'bitter-sweet gem'. He lives in London.