By Rebecca Farnworth
The humorous factor approximately love is that simply should you imagine you've bought it looked after, it turns around and bites you at the behind.
Which is precisely what's occurred to Carmen Miller.
Her ex husband's female friend is pregnant, her occupation as a comedy agent goes down the pan, she's made a idiot of herself with fellow agent Will Hunter, a guy she's fancied for a while, and to cap all of it she has to maneuver out of her flat. definitely issues can't get any worse.
Moving all the way down to Brighton to write down the television comedy sequence that she's regularly dreamed approximately, Carmen meets the divine Daniel. a guy so wonderful, she doesn't even brain that he's received lengthy hair. it appears Carmen's existence is at the up again.
Until, that is... love bites again.
Looks like Carmen's again the place she all started. yet may possibly it's that love isn't the matter? probably she's simply been selecting the incorrect males.
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A Funny Thing About Love by Rebecca Farnworth