FAST FRIENDS is a warm and funny romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Jill Mansell. For fans of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Kelly and Marian Keyes.
When the chips are down, who better to turn to then your oldest friends? When bored housewife and mother Camilla Stewart impulsively invites her old schoolchums for dinner she hardly imagines that the evening will shatter her comfortable existence. But Roz Vallender and Loulou Marks are no ordinary guests. Roz, stunning and self-assured, is notorious as a TV presenter and superbitch, whilst the reckless Loulou owns Vampires, the trendiest wine bar in town. Horrified to discover that husband Jack has been playing around, Camilla determines to make some changes. With a little help from her friends she soon finds out that life in the fast lane is a lot more fun and the future still holds plenty of surprises.
What readers are saying about Fast Friends:
'I am a huge lover of Jill Mansell books but this has to be her best to date. I enjoyed savouring every moment of it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'The tangled web of relationships within the book are so much fun to read about, that the book becomes just impossible to put down!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Loved this book from start to finish... funny, sad, agonising, teasing and touching' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
There's enough melodrama packed in Mansell's latest (following Miranda's Big Mistake) to fill at least a quartet of tales, but despite the near-constant disasters, the story still ably pulls readers in. When teenager Camilla Stewart meets Loulou Marks and Roz Vallender at boarding school, little does she realize that the threads of their lives are destined to tangle for years to come. After bumping into Loulou, now a wine bar owner, and Roz, a TV show host, in Harrods, housewife and mother Camilla invites them to dinner only to find out that her husband, Jack, is having a torrid affair with Roz. After dumping a pot of chrysanthemums over Jack's head, she leaves the kids with him and moves in with Loulou. Through Loulou, she meets Italian pop star Nico Coletto, with whom she promptly falls in love not that it does her any immediate good, because Mansell throws in a bevy of crises, including two unexpected pregnancies, an impulsive marriage, and a death to keep them apart until the end of the book. Despite bearing a marked resemblance to an afternoon soap opera, Mansell's novel offers diverting fun.)