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When bad girl, April Ritchie, returns home to Pisa after a nine-year absence, not too many of the townsfolk are glad to see her back. April's spoilt-brat behaviour had never won her many friends, and her fast exit from town the night of her seventeenth birthday left more questions than answers. So it isn't too surprising that people get a kick out of seeing Daddy's little ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 4th 2011 by Harper Collins New Zealand
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Chanpreet
Jan 27, 2012 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
This is Michelle Holman's latest release and I'm feeling sad now that I've finished it. It was just released a few months ago, so I know I will have at least another 8-9 months before the next one.

I've already mentioned that Michelle likes to favor her romance peppered with comedy and serious topics. This time she has spousal abuse, switching of babies at birth, and the wounds caused by going to war. It makes for a very fascinating and engrossing read.

April Ritchie is 26 years old. She's been
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Hill Luu
Apr 18, 2013 Hill Luu rated it it was amazing
Whoa!!! What a brilliant book.when I first got it for my birthday it didn't look exciting but after I read it I was begging for more. It was highly so sweet when Tarn soothed April when she saw her cruel ex husband even though he had a grudge on her. My most favourite book so far. Hope to hear more of Michelle Holman books!!!
Mariana
Sep 16, 2015 Mariana rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read from Michelle Holman and I'm officially a fan. I enjoyed this light, easy read. The characters are really interesting and the style of writing doesn't encroach on the story (I always feel like there's an 'accent' to books that can be grating, but this one was good). I'm going to have to look out for the rest of her novels now.
Rochelle Elliot
Sep 07, 2013 Rochelle Elliot rated it really liked it
Just finished reading this great kiwi romp! Couldn't help but enjoy the sexy tension between Tarn and April, and it made for a great lazy morning in bed with a pot of tea, disappearing into the beautiful South Island and making some new friends!

The town of Pisa, with its interesting local characters, and skeletons in the closets made for a great backdrop to this modern romance.
Ebony
Nov 21, 2013 Ebony rated it really liked it
Michelle is one of my favourite Chic Lit authors, love that she is a Kiwi and that all her books retain that NZ flavour.
This book was fantastic, it was funny and feisty. Like any good Chic read there was a few predictable (perhaps even unbelievable) moments but seriously what good chic lit does not :)
This is a definite feel warm and fuzzy read.
Kate
Sep 28, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
This is my second-favourite Michelle Holman book (my favourite is Bonkers). I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the blurb, but the main characters are very likeable.

I hope that Aaron gets his own book!
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Sep 26, 2012 Skye rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Its was something different for me to buy. Im really glad I got it. Im kinda a sucker for covers. :D I will need to buy other books from this writer!
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I live in Cambridge, New Zealand and write contemporary women's romance. My books have all been bestsellers so thank you to all those people who bought them. Cambridge is in the province of Waikato which is famous for cows and horses. We've got two of them - horses, that is. We've also got an over-energetic dog, and a cat that drinks out of the toilet. I'm a lapsed nurse (you never stop being one, ...more
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