Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Awards 2013Laura Meredith never imagined herself appearing on TV - she’s too old, too flabby, too downright hormonal, and much too busy holding things together for her son, Stanley, after her husband left her for a younger, thinner replacement. But best friend Charlotte is a determined woman and when Laura is persuaded on to a daytime show to talk about her PMT, everything changes.
Suddenly there’s a camera crew tracking her every move and Laura finds herself an unlikely star. But as things heat up between her and gorgeous TV director, Cal, they’re going downhill elsewhere. While Laura’s caught up in a heady whirlwind of beauty treatments, makeovers, and glamorous film locations, Charlotte’s husband, Roger, is concealing a guilty secret, Stanley’s got problems at school, work’s piling up, and when Laura turns detective to protect Charlotte’s marriage, things go horribly wrong. The champagne’s flowing as Laura’s prime-time TV debut looks set to be a hit. But in every month, there’s a "Day Ten".
Jane Wenham-Jones is the author of three acclaimed novels - Raising the Roof, Perfect Alibis and One Glass Is Never Enough - as well as Prime Time and two popular writing guides, Wannabe a Writer? and Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of? As a freelance journalist she writes for women’s magazines and the national press and has a regular humorous column in her local paper. She has presented for the BBC on both radio and TV. Jane lives in Broadstairs, Kent.
The story isn't bad at all, but is let down by the awful voices the narrater gives the characters. Everyone apart from the main woman has an awful babyish type of cockney voice, which do not suit the characters at all. Spoilt the book for me and will not listen to another book by this narrator again. Try a sample before buying!