She's on a stairway to heaven, he can barely manage the chords...Hapless Will Harding hadn't imagined leading a life of glamour. But when he's offered the job of bass player in brand new Brighton band, Double Top, he finds it hard to resist. Particularly as the band's photographer is the stunningly sexy and slightly kooky Lauren Miles. A sassy rock chick with intriguing taste in plastercast moulds...There's just one rocky pebble on the smooth path to lust. The alluring Lauren has a boyfriend. And he just happens to be Double Top's founder member and lead singer. Oh, and he also oozes charisma and sex appeal from every pore...Will, or course, just oozes. As Double Top scramble their talentless way to the peak of Brighton Rocks, Will faces the choice of losing his place in the band, losing his girl or losing his virginity. When it comes to the crunch can gawky beat gorgeous in winning the girl's heart? After all, that crazy little thing called love is a capricious creature and sometimes the outcome is just too close to call...Tom Bromley has written a fresh, funny and unashamedly romantic debut novel that will appeal to anyone who's ever had a Class A crush and delusions of grandeur.
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It's 1991, Brighton, and 19-year-old Will Harding, who longs for a girlfriend but has no luck getting one, meets Rich Young at a party. Rich has everything Will doesn't: charisma, looks and loads of self-confidence. Will, a bass player, becomes a member of Rich's band Double Top - Rich hopes to hit the music scene in a big way with his '60s retro sound. When the gauche Will meets Lauren, the band's glamorous photographer, he knows he has found the girl of his dreams. They spend an all too short period of time together, the relationship appears to be going well, and then Will - cringeably naive, self-doubting and embarrassingly awkward - backs off in confusion. Soon he loses her to the duplicitous Rich and his world falls apart. Lovesick, he writes a song for the band about his love for Lauren, but Rich, seeing how the magic words affect Lauren, claims authorship of it. Will now feels powerless to get her back but Rich has a couple of guilty secrets which might tip the balance in Will's favour, if only he can seize the right moment to make use of his discoveries. This short first novel is a young romance, as lightweight as candyfloss on Brighton Pier. Engaging and humorous, it manages to convey the innocence and turmoil of first love and perfectly captures the atmosphere of the early '90s. (Kirkus UK)
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