Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list. From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.
Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…
Carlsberg may have changed its famous advertising slogan but it’s so well-established that it’ll be around in collective memory for a long while to come. It’s fun that it’s been adapted for the title of this book which, very appropriately, is set in Denmark and includes a brewery.
Jen is our heroine, but her sister Lydia isn’t so far behind. Both are very strong characters but Jen is somewhat blinkered by being over-organised. She feels safe when life is predictable and going to plan. She’s set to marry a very sensible, equally organised man, until a girls’ trip to Copenhagen totally upsets the apple cart.
As well as her close relationship to her sister, Jen has a small group of best friends. Their interactions are every bit as important as those of our heroine with the gorgeous Jakob, who fishes Jen out of a canal by her underwear. Who wouldn’t be humiliated by that? This event is key to not only Jen’s eventual happiness, but to her self-development as it makes her ask herself questions and open her eyes to her life, and to the wider world.
This book is lively, lovely and uplifting and offers a big portion of romance too. It’s fresh and fun, and is definitely – not just probably – worth reading!
About the author
Pernille Hughes is a romCom author and mum, whose debut novel was Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s. Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous Sunlounger summer anthologies. Find out about her new books at www.pernillehughes.com
Pernille (pronounced Pernilla) studied Film & Literature at uni and took her first job in advertising, having been lured by the temptation of freebies, but left when Status Quo tickets was as good as it got. After a brief spell marketing Natural History films, she switched to working in Children’s television which for a time meant living in actual Teletubbyland, sharing a photocopier with Laa-Laa.
Now, she lives in actual Buckinghamshire, sharing a photocopier with her husband and their four spawn. While the kids are at school she scoffs cake and writes RomCom stories in order to maintain a shred of sanity.
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