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Love at First Fight
11 Nov 2021 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781800246164

Love-cynic Bridie Morgan is holding a last hurrah to the 'dating' stage of her life; she's going on twenty dates in twenty days. An enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, Love at First Fight is a modern retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

Fiction / FRD (Romance)
Extent: 384 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Love at First Fightby Mary Jayne Baker

Inspired by Much Ado About Nothing, this is a hilarious and uplifting romantic comedy perfect for fans of 10 Things I Hate About You and The Hating Game.

Bridie Morgan is giving love one last chance – she's going on twenty dates in twenty days. If this 'love' thing really is a numbers game, then surely she'll find The One. And if not? Well, at least the memory will be enough to put her off for life.

But being love's biggest sceptic is a challenge in the face of best friend Hattie's upcoming nuptials. And as maid of honour, she really has to give it a chance.

Then Bridie's lifelong nemesis Ben Kemp returns home to join the wedding party. Ben, who triggered the sorry state of affairs that has been Bridie's love life since high school. Ben, the best man to her maid of honour.

As old enemies reunite, sparks fly – in ways Bridie could never have seen coming...

Readers love Love at First Fight!

'OMG SUCH A SWEET READ. I LOVED IT!! This book is super sweet and I totally loved the main characters!!... An amazing story!' @lifeinbooksnow, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'A fantastic five-star read. This is funny, and sweet... I adore this author and can't wait to see what they will come up with next' NetGalley Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Mary Jayne Baker take a bow! This is definitely going to be high on the list of favourites for this year! This is a book that has made me laugh out, cry a whole lot and fall in love with the characters that have filled the pages... This is without a doubt a book worthy of all the stars. All Hail Mary Jayne Baker – queen of romance and one of the few authors that can almost read my mind and create the perfect man' Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Hilarious and heartwarming read!... This was the first time I've read a book by Mary Jayne but definitely won't be the last!' The Literary Space, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Just the perfect kind of a book to cuddle up with and let it comfort you. It made me feel so much better and happier, and after finishing I had a smile on my face because gosh that ending!... A classic enemies to lovers... Gah! So adorable ... Feel-good rom-com in all aspects!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Fantastically adorable and has a bit of everything. From enemies to lovers, wonderful banter... Had me turning pages until I was done far sooner than I wanted to be. I couldn't put this book down... You'll smile, you'll laugh' NikkiHRose Writing, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'The perfect frenemies to lovers romcom and I really enjoyed it' @katiethebooklover, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I absolutely loved this book as the fun rom-com is something every girl needs!' NetGalley Reviewers, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'So much fun! I definitely had LOL moments and I couldn't stop reading it; I had to rush to the end to see what happened... Highly recommended!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I read in under 24 hours. It would have been one sitting, if I hadn't slept in the middle of it!... This is a lighthearted romcom book that was very enjoyable' @neverlandbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Great lighthearted summer read! Cute and fun! I loved the characters and the romance was beautiful to see develop' NetGalley Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'What a fun book!... There was laughter, friendship, and several tender moments... If you are looking for a light, fun read that's hard to put down, this is for you' NetGalley Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mary Jayne Baker is a romance author from Yorkshire, UK. She is represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them. Mary Jayne Baker is a pen name for an international woman of mystery...

Another standalone romantic comedy from bestselling author Mary Jayne Baker.

Modern retelling of Much Ado About Nothing in the same vein as 10 Things I Hate About You.

Author has been the recipient of the RNA Romantic Comedy Award.

MARKET: Mhairi McFarlane; Kristen Bailey; Beth O'Leary.


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