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Publisher Description

‘A tender, funny and romantic drama’ Marie Claire

Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night: Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin; Adam is poised, threatening to jump.

Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living .

Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening?

A novel to make you laugh, cry and appreciate life, this is Cecelia Ahern at her thoughtful and surprising best.


‘Brilliantly vivid characters and a story to fall in love with; one of our favourite Cecelia Ahern novels yet’ Heat

‘A life affirming read … a heart-warming romance’ Essentials

‘A great life-affirming read that wisecracks its way from dark to light’ Glamour

‘A tender, funny and romantic drama with a dash of darkness and desperation’ Marie Claire

‘Laced with dry wit that keeps the characters real and likeable, this is another poignant, romantic and very readable tale’ Hello

‘Written with Ahern’s trademark humour and light touch, this Dublin-set romance is an enjoyable, easy read’ Sunday Mirror

About the author

Cecelia Ahern is an international bestseller. She was catapulted into the spotlight with her hit debut novel, P.S. I Love You, which was adapted into a major movie.

Her subsequent novels have captured the hearts of readers in 46 countries – her themes touch a chord with people in every continent, with over 15 million copies of her books sold.

As well as writing novels, Cecelia has also created several TV series including the hit comedy series, Samantha Who?, in the USA.

7 November
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

Bag1963 ,

How to fall in love

What can I say, enjoyed every moment of this book. Loved this authors style of writing very much. Every book of hers gives me a new experience and brings a smile to my face. I would highly recommend every one to read this book.

Kle_1987 ,


I absolutely love Cecelia's books but this has to be my favourite so real and honest. To write about love and depression in one book takes such a talented person, which leaves you wondering is it a true story? Such a wonderful story I couldn't put the book down. Loved it!!

alisonlouise ,


What a beautiful, intense, intimate, intriguing novel. I only glanced at the first couple of pages and was immediately drawn. I finished it within 8 hours!

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