'What you need,' said Saffron, pouring Alex another glass of wine, 'is someone to take away your worries, someone you can rely on, someone to deal with all the boring details.' 'But I've got a bloke already,' protested Alex. 'No, no!' replied Saffron. 'I mean, what you need is a WIFE.'
On the surface Alex Hill is every inch the polished high-flying career woman. But that just means she's rushed off her feet with barely enough time to take out the bins, let alone pull together an amazing product launch.
Then she discovers her Spanish cleaner has been using her flat to turn tricks in the afternoons, and in her bed! And to top things off, her demanding mother - an ageing 60s style icon - has a bad fall, requiring her to move in with Alex indefinitely.
With so much to juggle, Alex begins to realise that she needs someone more committed than a cleaner - so she advertises for 'a wife'. Enter Ella - a brilliant cook and carer. But Ella isn't quite what she appears, and pretty soon Alex is contemplating 'divorce'...
About the Author
Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders are television and print journalists who have written several fiction and non-fiction books together while managing to remain the best of friends. Both married with young children, they live in Stratford-upon-Avon.
"A light-hearted novel perfect for a summer read" TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 21st August 2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.244