Running in Heels, Paperback Book
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'To say that Babs is my closest friend is rather like saying that Einstein was good at sums. And if you've ever had a best friend, you'll know what I mean.

Babs and I had such a beautiful relationship, no man could better it. And then she met Simon.' Now Babs, noisy, funny Babs, is getting married. And Natalie, 27, is panicking. What happens when your best friend pledges everlasting love to someone else?

As the confetti flutters, Nat feels her good-girl veneer crack.

She teeters into an alluringly unsuitable affair that spins her crazily out of control and into trouble - with her boss, Matt, and with Babs.

Caught up in the thrill of bad behaviour, Nat blithely ignores the truth - about her new boyfriend, her best friend's marriage, her mother's cooking and the wisdom of inviting Bab's brother Andy - slippers and all - to be her lodger.

But perhaps what Nat really needs to face is the mirror - and herself...


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I can't believe it took a whole week to read this book I enjoyed it so much! Maxted's writing is quite light, although not quite as fluffy as some chick-lit I have read, which was thoroughly welcomed. Chick-lit is not really my favourite genre.I thought Nat was a great character, and I had a lot of sympathy (or empathy) for her and what she was going through in terms of her obsessions and compulsions. The other characters were quirky but well defined. - ie Babs was a firefighter who had struggled to become accepted in her job, her new husband one of the lads. I liked all the characters, even the 'user' Chris and the boring Saul. Maxted made them all interesting. Although the story and ending was probably somewhat predictable, I think I would have felt cheated if the book had ended any differently. I will certainly be reading other Anna Maxted books. I just hope I enjoy them as much as Running in Heels

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