By Mil Millington
Brooding, self-loathing Tom Cartwright is a modestly profitable ghostwriter whose skill to spell accurately and meet his time cut-off dates has landed him the activity of writing the autobiography of the wildly well known soap-opera big name Georgina Nye. His imbibing, chain-smoking agent is swooning, and his offbeat, sweetly supportive live-in female friend of 5 years, Sara, is ecstatic--new carpets!
Yet while he feverishly pens (read: typically makes up) Georgina's "straight-from-the-heart" lifestyles tale (he's pondering probably a considerate, feminist angle), he's lusting for Georgina herself. quickly Tom--poor, faulty, painfully careening Tom--thinks he could have all of it: a girl at domestic who loves him, and a sizzling, panting affair with a tv diva. With a bit making plans, can it really be so hard?
In this shrewdpermanent, rollicking story of sexual misadventures and the fashionable guy, Mil Millington hilariously explores the occasionally silly offerings mere mortals could make whilst that yes chemistry forces us to imagine no longer with our heads or our hearts yet with . . . good, issues that sometimes lead us instantly into severe trouble.
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Gaschier the Norman brought him there––he was courteous, his father was a Frenchman. He was Kaylet’s sister’s son; he’d travelled in a woman’s service. Killirjacac was his name, a counterweight to all men’s beauty. When Gahmuret beheld him––their countenances attested their kinship, they resembled one another greatly––he asked the mighty queen to kiss and embrace him. ’ The host then kissed him himself––they were delighted to see one another. Gahmuret then said: ‘Alas, gentle youth, what were you doing here, being of such tender years?