You will LOVE this wonderfully warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy for fans of Sophie Ranald, Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella.
Emma Londstown spent her twenties travelling, and now needs to make up for lost time. All her friends are married, having babies, and settling into domestic bliss.
Determined to catch up, Emma plunges herself headfirst into the Sydney dating world, and discovers single men in this city are one of three things; jerks, illiterate, or nerds that work in IT (she must be sending out subtle hints in binary code).
This story, set in the bustling heart of Sydney, is a humorous, light-hearted novel for every woman who has ever wanted to find The One, with a clear underlying message: be yourself.
Readers can’t get enough of Just As You Are…
‘Absolutely loved this novel! The writer has a beautiful and seamlessly flowing narrating style and I literally could not put the book down’ Julia, NetGalley Reviewer
‘The storyline was perfect. I could not put it down. Read the book in one day. The author sucks you in to the plot.’ Eileen, NetGalley Reviewer
‘This book had me laugh at so many parts and it kept me up past my bed time. I really liked it.’ Tania, NetGalley Reviewer
About the author
Kate Mathieson is an Australian author whose memoir Ways to Come Home was published in September 2017 through Ventura Press/Simon & Schuster. It was a finalist for the Finch Memoir 2017.
In a past life, she interviewed 90s celebrities for Dolly magazine. This is her first novel.
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Delightful, Charming, and Funny
Just As You Are by Kate Mathieson is a delightfully funny contemporary romance novel. Emma Londstown set off on a journey around the world after being left standing at the altar and seven years later tired of waitressing in a Mexican restaurant in London, decides to head home to Sydney, Australia and figure out what she wants to do with her life. A brief stop in Fiji on her way home leads to a wonderfully sexy one night stand and although he gives her his number and asks to see her again her fears make her think that he’s too good to be true and decides to save herself some heartache by deleting his number from her phone. Back in Sydney living in a tiny flat, going on lousy dates and working in a job at Maker PR agency that she got with some audacious tweaking of her CV Emma is feeling out of place and in way over her head when she arrives at work to find out her new boss is Nicholas Taylor naked swim guy from Fiji. Nick’s head is spinning the woman he’s pretty sure he fell in love with on Fiji doesn’t appear to be the same person who is his new employee and the major event she’s been working on seems to have all the makings of a disaster for the firm. This is a perfect story to curl up with on a cold, gloomy day for a comfort read. I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Medium Steam. Publishing Date January 20, 2020, #NetGalley #JustAsYouAre #KateMathieson #ContemporaryRomance #HarperImpulse #OneMoreChapter #HarperCollinsCanada #bookstagram