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Summer Fling

When dynamic, power-dressing Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work. But none of them could have predicted the fierce bond of friendship that her leadership would inspire…

Anna, 39, is reeling from the loss of her fiance, who ran off with a much younger woman. Her pride in tatters, these days Anna finds it difficult to leave the house. So when a handsome, mysterious stranger takes an interest in her, she’s not sure whether she can learn to trust again?

Then there’s Grace, in her fifties, trapped in a loveless marriage with a man she married because, unable to have children of her own, she fell in love with his motherless brood. Grace worries that Dawn is about to make the same mistake: orphaned as a child, engaged to love-rat Calum, is Dawn more interested in the security that comes with his tight-knit, boisterous family?

When a sexy, footloose rock singer catches her eye, will Dawn have the courage to follow her heart? At 28, Raychel is the youngest member of their little gang. And with a loving husband, Ben, and a cosy little nest for two, she would seem to be the happiest.

But what dark secrets are lurking behind this perfect facade, that make sweet, pretty Raychel so guarded and unwilling to open up? Under Christie’s warm hand, the girls soon realise they have some difficult choices to make. Indeed, none of them quite realised how much they needed the sense of fun, laughter, and loyalty that abounds when five women become friends.

It’s one for all, and all for one!

And watch out for some familiar faces from THE YORKSHIRE PUDDING CLUB in this book!

Readers' comments and reviews (click the headings to read more)

This book was well written and by the end of it you feel like you know the characters and have to say goodbye! Since reading this I have ordered all of her other books and can't wait to read them. As a girl of 20 I found this book great on topics of friendship, relationships and girls just letting their hair down. The plot thickens and the drama of one of the girl's lives was fast paced and well portrayed.

This book was a fantastic read. It was much more gritty than her previous book A spring affair. Plus the characters take their time to bloom but it is worth carrying on with to see if it all works out. With lots of twists and turns, some of them completely shocked me and took me by surprise. It kept me on my toes and at the edge of my seat waiting to see if there was a happy ending. I was very impressed and got very absorbed in the story. I hope her next one will come out soon.I can't wait to see what else she has to offer. This is a lovely book a must read!!

I discovered this talented author by chance, and this is the first of her novels that I read, but it definitely won't be the last! The story is very catching, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry. It takes you to a well deserved happy ending, with a few wonderful characters you wish were real. A celebration of women, and how good and supportive we can be to each other. Well done, Milly!!!

Loved it. Really credible characters, a great story and I love the fact that she mentions familiar faces from her previous books. Read it in one sitting. More of the same please and soon!

A Summer Fling kept me suspended in that `I-need-to-find-out-what-happens-next' mood almost from the very start! I want to work in an office with a team like that, and a boss like Christie!!

The characters are so believable, so emotional and so real that I felt that I was there going through the ups and downs with them.

Fabulous plot, kept me on the edge of the seat, turning pages so fast I often found myself awake and reading long into the night, unable to wait until tomorrow to see what happened!

And this book particular was a brilliant read as it revisited some of the very first characters I met in my first Milly Johnson book, `The Yorkshire Pudding Club'.

If you're after a light read, down to earth and relatable characters with very funny, laugh-out-loud humour and plots that actually touch your heart, that you can relate to, that you want to read about, then

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club by Milly Johnson
  • The Birds and the Bees by Milly Johnson
  • A Spring Affair by Milly Johnson
  • A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson
  • An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson
  • Here come the Girls by Milly Johnson
  • White Wedding by Milly Johnson

Click the covers to read more about each book

  • The Wedding Dress by Milly Johnson
  • A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson
  • Four Seasons by Milly Johnson
  • It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson
  • Here Come the Boys by Milly Johnson
  • The Teashop On The Corner by Milly Johnson
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