Evie is desperate for a holiday - a good one. Not only because she´s been working all hours as a receptionist for two high-powered plastic surgeons, but also because every holiday she´s ever been on has involved sunburn, arguments and projectile vomiting - sometimes all three at once. Why can´t she have a normal holiday like everyone else: peaceful beaches, glorious sunshine and (fingers crossed) some much-needed sex?
So when Evie´s employers invite her to attend a conference with them in the beautiful South of France, she can´t believe her luck. At last, the chance to hob nob with the rich and glamorous, to party under the stars, to live life as she´d always dreamt of it. It´s the holiday of a lifetime - but things don´t happen in quite the way Evie imagines . . .
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins´ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny was born in Scotland and has lived in London, the Netherlands, the U.S. and France. She eventually settled on the wettest of all of these places, and currently lives just North of Edinburgh with her husband Andrew, her dog Nevil Shute, and her three children: Wallace, who is eleven and likes pretending to be nineteen and not knowing what this embarrassing ´family´ thing is that keeps following him about; Michael-Francis, who is nine and likes making new friends on aeroplanes, and Delphine who is seven and is mostly raccoon as far as we can tell so far.
Things Jenny likes include: cakes, far too much Doctor Who, wearing Converse trainers every day so her feet are now just gigantic big flat pans; baths only slightly cooler than the surface of the sun and very very long books, the longer the better. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.