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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (616 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erica James Narrator: Juanita McMahon Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy script writers has stalled, and his long term girlfriend has left him for his ex best friend and ex writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace, and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled.

At a remote country house he meets Alice. Alice Shoemaker is a voiceover artist who habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth. After agreeing to help out a friend, by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her strange and obnoxiously rude client has something to hide. But equally so does she. When they discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship, but then Alice discovers Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 2/18/2014

    " I picked this up again as I had run out of new things to read. I do love books by Erika James and this one was more special since it was signed by the author herself when I went to her local book signing event in March 2010. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hockeygirl27 | 2/8/2014

    " This is my first Erica James book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Johnson | 2/6/2014

    " This is a delightful combination of British comedy, family story and romance. I savored every page of it and spent most of a day reading it since it was so enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 2/1/2014

    " This story carried on a bit too long. But it was still a decent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Dixon | 1/24/2014

    " It took me a little while to get into it, but in the end, I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Hill | 1/16/2014

    " Although the general story of this book is predictable, it's the twists and turns of the main characters' back-stories that reel you in! I love the interactions between Clayton and Alice, but I think what really sold me on the story was a side character, George. All the characters seem real, which is sometimes hard to do. I really enjoyed it, at times I was laughing and others I was crying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/15/2014

    " Love the snarky comments - people having conversatons, how enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbe | 1/1/2014

    " I couldn't remember this book very well, so I guess it wasn't that great. But, once I read the recap I did remember and like it. Cute, fun, easy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Caseley | 12/23/2013

    " An easy read quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/20/2013

    " Discovered this author on a friends book self. Really enjoyed all the characters. well written with humor, wit and a touch of rommance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatma | 12/9/2013

    " It's better than I thought .and I couldn't stop reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish McCourt | 11/28/2013

    " Silly book. Sometimes the writing felt a little awkward. But a good book for a light, easy reading |escape|. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minx Malone | 11/3/2013

    " Really fun read. Wacky characters that you remember long after you put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2013

    " As always with Erica James, a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda Elizabeth | 4/6/2013

    " It was a bit long in the tooth and was a little dull on occasion, you want to keep your chick lit punchy and fast paced for the most part, and because of the lags in the story, only three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/15/2013

    " this was a great read. every night I couldn't wait to go to bed to see what would happen next and got very upset with myself when I fell asleep. cannot wait to get to the library to find another Erica James novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/19/2013

    " This book surprised me by making me like it. It's certainly light weight, girly, (chick lit, if you must), but it manages to be charming, and the story is engaging. This would be the perfect read for the beach or while on vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanja K | 5/12/2012

    " Very enjoyable read. I like the characters and how they grow. Humorous, not totally predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/16/2012

    " Wasn't sure about this book at first but ended up enjoying this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shazi A | 2/20/2012

    " I loved how it told three stories, which all linked together in the third story (the present day) and I also liked how a friendship was formed through telling the different stories!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/15/2012

    " I really enjoyed this one. It was a fairly predictable story line- but I enjoyed the journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/28/2011

    " This is how books should be written! The character development was incredible - you rooted for them even when they were being stupid. Of course - it was a little predictable - however - I love happy endings! Worth the read - that being my humble opinion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janette | 7/29/2011

    " Easy read. Fairly forgettable. Otherwise good characters, but the writing felt a little pushed at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 7/27/2011

    " As with all Erica James books, a truly good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 7/11/2011

    " I liked the writing style of EJ--reminded me a lot of an Anna Maxted story. Kind of darker chick-lit. At times the female lead seemed a bit too stubborn, but it was a fun enough read for me. Liked George a lot--Rufus and Natasha's ending seemed a bit dire, but oh well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 6/8/2011

    " Totally enjoyed it. Fun, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Lloyd | 5/12/2011

    " Really good, loved the characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 4/21/2011

    " Silly book. Sometimes the writing felt a little awkward. But a good book for a light, easy reading |escape|. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatma | 9/30/2010

    " It's better than I thought .and I couldn't stop reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquiline | 8/24/2010

    " Loved this !! The story carries you along and you care about all the characters, it made me laugh out loud in places which is always a good sign : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 7/4/2010

    " One of my favourite authors - and this one didn't disappoint. Didn't want to put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/14/2010

    " An easy read quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/8/2010

    " I really enjoyed this one. It was a fairly predictable story line- but I enjoyed the journey. "

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About the Author
Author Erica James

Erica James is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

About the Narrator

Juanita McMahon is a professionally trained actress with experience in theater, television, and film productions, including the critically acclaimed Control, which won the BIFA Best British Film Award. She is also the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.