‘Joyful and romantic!’ COSMOPOLITAN
‘Full of delicious food, real kindness and sexy men… what’s not to like?!’ BETH O’LEARY, bestselling author of The Flatshare
Men are like buses. You wait for one…
Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love.
So she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man.
Followed by another.
And then another…
And all of them want to date her.
Penny has to choose between three. But are any of them The One?
The bestselling author of Our Stop will have you laughing, crying and cheering Penny on in this funny and feel-good exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane’s Last Night and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare.
Praise for The Love Square:
‘Fresh, funny and smart, The Love Square celebrates the messy joy that is modern love. It’s full of delicious food and real kindness and sexy men… what’s not to like?!’ Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare
‘Joyful and romantic, The Love Square seems tailor-made for summer.’ Cosmopolitan
‘A funny, heartwarming novel about hope and romance’ Red
‘We adored this very funny book’ Closer
‘A hilarious and brilliantly written story from one of our favourite writers’ Bella
‘This funny, uplifting read is balm for the soul’ Fabulous
‘Charming and full of warmth. I loved Penny (and her hair), and laughed a LOT at her misadventures. This is the book equivalent of a big hug.’ Sophia Money-Coutts, bestselling author of The Plus One
‘A thoroughly modern love story. Smart and emotional – I couldn't put it down’ Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of Family for Beginners
‘Fresh, warm, and honest, The Love Square is a refreshingly different take on modern relationships.’ Louise O’Neill, bestselling author of Asking for It
‘Clever, hilarious and a total unbridled joy to read, get it now or prepare for the impending FOMO this summer when everyone else is talking about this brilliant book.’ Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
‘Devoured it in one day – the perfect cosy (but not twee) modern romance.’ The Strategist
‘It filled my heart with joy and eclipsed everything else going on in the world’ Lorna Cook, #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Village
‘A touching rom-com about difficult romantic choices … With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this is sure to please.’ Publishers Weekly
‘[A] funny yet serious story of survival, recovery, romantic complications, difficult choices, and love.’ Booklist
About the author
Laura Jane Williams is a writer whose work has appeared everywhere from the Guardian to Buzzfeed, Stylist, Closer, the Metro and the Telegraph. She is Grazia’s former dating columnist, and the author of two previous works of non-fiction: Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming, as well as the bestselling novel Our Stop.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Anyone who read the chart-topping Our Stop knows about Laura Jane William’s talent for writing flirtatious dialogue, witty prose and loveable characters. Here, we are treated to Penny Bridge, a 31-year-old café owner whose first romance in five years comes to a swift end when family circumstances force her to leave London and sexy Italian chef, Francesco. But running the kitchen of her uncle’s countryside pub reveals, to Penny’s surprise, two more potential suitors. Beyond our heroine’s various romantic entanglements, we loved the tender displays of friendships and the heart-warming portrayals of diverse family relationships. This celebration of complex modern romance is perfect for long, sunny, summer afternoons.
Williams (Our Stop) spins a touching rom-com about difficult romantic choices. Unlucky in love Penny Bridge, owner of a popular caf in bougie North London, has been single for the past five years. But that changes when Francesco Cipolla, one of London's most famous pastry chefs, walks into her caf and the pair quickly hit it off. They begin dating and their relationship convinces Penny that love is possible but then her beloved uncle has a heart attack, and Penny leaves both London and Francesco behind to take over her uncle's gastro pub in the countryside. A perceived betrayal by Francesco before she leaves sours her feelings for him, making her receptive to the advances of Thomas, a former schoolmate she reconnects with, and Priyesh, the pub's prim wine merchant. But as both men vie for her affections, Penny and Francesco tentatively start communicating again and his surprise announcement that he's coming to visit forces Penny to make a difficult decision. The complicated relationships will win over fans of love triangle tropes, and the unconventional dynamics of Penny's close-knit family create plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. This is sure to please. \n
A really enjoyable read, couldn’t put it down but also didn’t want to finish it too soon!
I simply loved it
It’s not an overwhelming story. It creeps up on you and you’re hooked. Enchanting and courageous. Loved every second
I couldn’t put it down!
I thoroughly enjoyed this little slice of escapism, every bit as good as Laura Jane’s last book (which I also highly recommend!)
It was such a page turner, and I couldn’t wait to find out what happens or for my questions to be answered!
I think the highest testament to this book is I managed to read it within a week with a newborn, quite often I just kept on reading when I knew I should be sleeping!
Looking forward to whatever Laura Jane writes next.