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The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even by Anna Bell


When Lexi's sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend's wedding to watch football - after pretending to have food poisoning - it might just be the final whistle for their relationship. But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an 'accidentally' broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she's delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that's happened to their relationship. And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It's not as if he'll ever find out . .


I like it when I join the dots and can guess where a novel is heading (as long as it's not TOO obvious) but I also like it when I think I've spotted what the image is but the author throws a curve ball (mixed metaphors, I know). In this instance I was taken by surprise, several times. The story is well written and well plotted and the main character is funny and very likeable. Entertaining and engaging, the novel had my dull attention from start to finish, and there were even a couple of times when I laughed out loud. The book is a typical, engaging tale of what can go wrong when we aren't honest with each other, and the folly of jumping to conclusions.

Well done Ms Bell!

About the Author

Anna Bell currently writes the weekly column ‘The Secret Dreamworld of An Aspiring Author’ on the website Novelicious ( and reviews modern women’s fiction for the website the Chicklit Club ( She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association's New Writer's Scheme.

Anna works as a museum curator and lives by the sea with her husband and Labrador. Millie and the American Wedding is her debut novel.


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