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Meet Sally – well-mannered primary school teacher. Sally has decided to re-invent herself as a femme fatale and all-around sex goddess. Meet Richard – architect, confirmed bachelor and the unknowing target of Sally’s masterplan – to be the erotic heroine of his life. Join Sally and Richard on their roller-coaster ride of self-discovery and seduction in this fresh and funny...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by Arrow (first published November 4th 1996)
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No, it's no good; I can't take it any more! I tried to ignore the weird changes of tense and the insistence on trying to fit a one-liner at the end of every chapter. I continued in the face of purple prose, yawned through descriptions of Richard shopping and cooking, showering and dressing for his romantic meal with Sally. Obviously I was supposed to be appreciating what a wonderfully domesticated and tasteful man he is. Next I endured a mouthful-by-mouthful review of the meal itself, including...more
When i first started reading Sally the character really grabbed me. I loved the way she was reinventing herself and how the story followed her life, but by the time i finished the book the character had irritated me and i only finished the book in curiosity to see what happens, not because it was a story that you couldn't put down. The character to me is irritating and infuriating.

The other character of the book Richard was my favorite. Its what you would want a man to be, who loves you and want...more
I liked it, it was a lazy read, but its just one of those books, i just had to finish. Its writing was one of the things that got me reading it and always put a smile. I had a soft spot for Richard from the get go, i mean Sally's described him as quite a dishy man :)
The story takes us through the life of Sally Lomax who sets out to seduce a classic bad boy she meets through friends of friends. Well you would expect that alot of drama would ensue but really it plateaus. Sallys character has me a...more
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Re-released with new artwork, Sally is still as good the second time round as the first. The way it’s written is so personal; the interaction between author and reader. Almost more like a play, where the narrator (the author) interacts with the reader. It’s wonderful reading it again, a book written in a time where mobile phones or email wasn’t so popular as it is now. No mention of a computer or mobile ever! It’s a reminder of how relationships we...more
First, the good: Freya North has a lovely warm gossipy style of writing that really draws you in and makes you care about her characters.

The bad: there was barely any plot to sustain this story. Sally's reasons for the way she acted were paper-thin and didn't justify the running time. Sally, herself, ended up being pretty unlikeable. There were too many sections involving soul searching when the reader already knew exactly where this story was going.
Holly Nelson
I found this book all the better for remembering that Sally was in Chloe! It was an easy-to-read chick flick. It wasn't particularly insightful. But highly diverting!
Barbara Elsborg
Since I just did a review of Ms North's latest that I wasn't so keen on, I thought I'd better redress the balance because this author is an auto buy for me - I do like her.
Sally - is an usual story - the style is unique and it's one that wouldn't please everyone. But I really liked it. The setup is that Sally who's really a very extraordinary girl but thinks she isn't, is determined to be a sex vixen and have a no strings affair. She chooses carefully but of course life isn't that simple. I love...more
Feb 11, 2010 Joëlle marked it as to-read
Die Lehrerin Sally Lomax, 25, will ihr langweiliges, braves Leben verändern: Als Femme fatale möchte sie die Männerwelt erobern und ihr Vergnügen haben. Bei einer Party lernt sie den gut aussehenden Architekten Richard kennen, mit dem sie sogleich eine Affäre beginnt. Alles geht gut, bis Richard ihr gesteht, dass er sich in sie verliebt habe - Sally ist entsetzt: Das hat sie nicht geplant. Aber Richard bleibt hartnäckig ...
Het boek leest vlot en de twee hoofdpersonen, Sally en Richard, zijn sympathiek. Toch is het boek niet heel bijzonder. Een beetje standaard chicklit. Vrouw ontmoet man en na wat ups & downs krijgen ze elkaar. Ik heb tussen twee en drie sterren getwijfeld. Ik heb toch voor drie gekozen, omdat het geen slecht boek is. Maar eigenlijk is het boek maar 2,5 ster waard. Helaas bestaat die optie (nog) niet bij Goodreads.
this started well but deteriorated into tedious navel gazing that went on and on. I found myself skim reading to avoid it. the narrative style was intrusive and irritating. the least enjoyable Freya North novel I've read to date, I've enjoyed her more recent novels much more.
Freya North is one of my favourite authors & this is her first novel. I struggled a bit & about 2/3rds of the way through, I realised that I didn't much like Sally, the main character.

Much prefer the McCabe sisters books.
This book started off ok but gradually just got a bit dull. I like the interaction between the characters but i just found that a lot didnt really happen and whereas i like Sallys character i couldnt really relate to her
I read this book when I was going through relationship problems and I could really relate to the characters and I was gripped through the book to see if the characters were going to have a happy ever after ending
Terrible!!! Author couldnt decide which tense she was writing in and from who's perspective. Was very badly written, no story line and i wouldnt read another Freya North book again to be honest.
Really easy reading... very enjoyable. Didn't need to think about it at all!
Vicky Green
wasnt too impressed with this book, didnt flow as well as her later books
Katie Mcsweeney
PURE TORTURE... I just had to stop reading it before I lost my cool.
So easy to read
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Freya North was born on 21 November 1967 in London, England, UK. She gave up a PhD scholarship to write her first novel, Sally. For 4 years she turned deaf ears to parents and friends who pleaded with her to ‘get a proper job’. She went on the dole and did a succession of freelance and temping jobs to support “writing days” every now and then. In 1996 she approached one of the UK’s top literary ag...more
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