Three’s A Crowd by SJV
I’m DELIGHTED to announce that we’ve already bought not one, but TWO novels from our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay2020 open submissions day held in July! My timeline was bursting at the seams with over a hundred pitches, and I ended up calling in a record number of entries, but there were two very special stories that blew me away, and I can’t wait for you to read them.
When Simon tweet pitched to us, posing the question ‘What happens when an estranged father and son unwittingly fall in love with the same woman? Asking for a friend…’ I was immediately hooked, and had to be held back from acquiring the novel there and then!
Out-of-work actor Harriet is recuperating from a crash-and-burn affair with Damian – aka ‘Cockweasel’ – and making ends meet as a barista when she meets two rather lovely men. Tom is a regular at the café, and seems like such a nice guy. Smooth-talking DJ Richard is older, but in great shape – a real silver fox.
Deciding to take a chance on both of them, Harriet doesn’t realise at first that she is actually dating father and son. Tom and Richard aren’t on speaking terms, and don’t share a last name – so how was she to know? By the time everyone finds out, both Tom and Richard are truly madly deeply in love with Harriet, and she’s faced with an impossible choice.
But as the battle for her affections intensifies, ‘Cockweasel’ makes an unexpected reappearance and begs her to give him another chance…
Let me tell you, it’s hilarious. Genuinely laugh out loud funny – with the kind of killer lines that had me giggling for hours afterwards – it’s also super romantic, packed with twists and turns, and full to the brim with characters that completely leap off the page. If you’ve loved Something to Live For (Richard Roper), Love, Unscripted (Owen Nicholls), The Love Square (Laura Jane Williams), and Us (David Nicholls) I guarantee you will love Three’s A Crowd.
Three’s A Crowd publishes in #DigitalOriginals eBook on 24th August 2021.
Author and screenwriter Simon Booker writes crime novels and prime time TV drama for the BBC, ITV and US TV. He is also Writer in Residence at HMP Grendon. His TV credits include BBC1’s Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries; ITV thrillers The Stepfather and The Blind Date; and Perfect Strangers, the CBS romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel. Simon lives in London and Deal. His partner is fellow crime writer and Killer Women co-founder Mel McGrath. They often discuss murder methods over breakfast. Three’s a Crowd is his first contemporary fiction novel.
‘a romantic comedy with bite, it’s a glorious blend of sweet and sharp’ LIZ ROBINSON, LOVEREADING
‘Has a little bit of everything, drama, mystery, love and well, the bottom line is that it is just fun to read!’ **** Inge
‘I really enjoyed Three’s A Crowd, it’s really funny and has lots of heart’ Kirsty