The Man of Her Dreams: the brilliant new rom-com from the author of London, With Love (Hardback)
  • The Man of Her Dreams: the brilliant new rom-com from the author of London, With Love (Hardback)

The Man of Her Dreams: the brilliant new rom-com from the author of London, With Love (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 09/11/2023
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'Romantic, funny, sweet and sexy' MARIAN KEYES
'The funny, clever, deeply romantic, sinfully sexy, devastatingly heartbreaking, perfectly uplifting book of your dreams' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN
'A very swoony, sexy, warm read' CESCA MAJOR

Is he too good to be true?

Meet Theo. Handsome, sexy, funny. kind. And he can cook.

He's literally the man of Esme's dreams. But Esme's sensible enough to know that you can't just manifest your perfect boyfriend then have him turn up on your doorstep.

Or can you?

'Beautifull written, romantic, sexy, and gives a good ol' tug on the heart strings' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Sarra Manning is a one-click author for me' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Funny, romantic and spicy in equal measures' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An auto-buy author for me' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Yet another absolute triumph by this author' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'My favourite Sarra Manning book yet' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781399707831
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 38 mm


This is already one of my books of the year! . . . A VERY special book - a decades-long 'near miss' love story, it gave me One Day vibes. It's GORGEOUS, real, believable and BEAUTIFUL - Marian Keyes

Reading London, with Love reminded me why Sarra Manning is one of my favourite writers. It's wonderful - romantic, sexy, moving, and impossible to put down. - Louise O'Neill

A wonderful rom-com - such a glorious treat - Harriet Evans

Wonderful. An epic, enduring love story that is so funny, tender and warm. I loved everything about it. - Cressida McLaughlin

Immersive, razor sharp and full of tenderness. Manning explores love in many forms - not least her obvious affection for the city in which this romance unfolds. But it is her witty rendering of life in the 90s that I really fell for! I was transported! - Claire McGlasson

Sarra Manning's stunning, beautifully written book is not just a love letter to London, but a love letter to what really matters in life: each other. Funny, smart and gorgeously romantic, London, With Love is the perfect read to make you smile on the rainiest of days - Katy Birchall

A book to treasure - brilliantly crafted with characters that feel like lifelong friends. Beautiful, romantic, real, poignant, nostalgic and completely compelling. I love this book with all my heart. - Alex Brown

London, With Love is just all kinds of glorious, one minute moving me to tears, the next making me snort with laughter. I'm going to be pressing it into the hands of all my friends and family - Jenny Ashcroft

Sarra Manning is the queen of London-set romance. London, With Love is the sort of book that sweeps you off your feet and wins your heart with laughter, tears and the whole cavalcade of city life. Utterly romantic, totally recognisable and with as much spirit as the city itself, this is an unforgettable love story - Jane Casey

Brimful of longing, tenderness and the pain of missed chances, this book could soften the stoniest heart - Kate Riordan


Absolutely gorgeous with great characterisation - Marian Keyes

Sexy, heartfelt, funny and fresh - Laura Jane Williams

Uplifting, tender and heartwarming - Louise O'Neill

Beautiful - Lindsey Kelk

A pure dose of adorable - Cosmopolitan

Romantic, funny, sweet and sexy - Marian Keyes

The funny, clever, deeply romantic, sinfully sexy, devastatingly heartbreaking, perfectly uplifting book of your dreams. Sarra Manning is the absolute Queen of funny, heartfelt, deeply emotional romances, and The Man of Her Dreams is romcom perfection - Cressida McLaughlin

A very swoony, sexy, warm read - Cesca Major

I absolutely, completely, entirely and wholly adored The Man of Her Dreams. I didn't think Sarra's writing could get any better . . . but she has somehow surpassed herself. It manages to be romantic, relatable and heartfelt, while also being such an compelling, intriguing story - I couldn't put it down. I'll be thinking about this special book for a long time to come, and recommending it to everyone I know. - Lucy Vine

It's funny and sexy and rips along - yet important and deeper themes are tackled with great sensitivity. One of her best to date, I loved it - Freya North

What a wonderful storyteller Sarra Manning is. All her characters feel so real and utterly lovable despite their best efforts. Lovely, lovely book. - Jane Casey

One giant swoon of a novel - Louise O'Neill

Smart, funny, audacious, and dazzlingly romantic. The Man of Her Dreams is an utterly ingenious romcom with the breathless page-turning quality of a thriller. I could not put it down. Sarra Manning just gets better and better. - Laura Wood

Romantic, smart and moving - Best Magazine

A clever, modern romance that keeps the reader guessing right to the very end - Woman's Weekly

Very funny - Bella Magazine

Saucy, funny and emotional, this is a feel-good romance with fabulous characters and a juicy twist - Daily Record

This is a real emotional rollercoaster, but the warmth, humour and wonderful characters will have you tearing through those pages - Heat Magazine

[A] brilliant romantic comedy - Hello! Magazine

Sweet and satisfying - i Paper

Manning once again delivers a great female lead who is easy to relate to, flawed, and someone who you can't help rooting for - Kay Ribeiro

Sarra Manning writes with brio and Esme's slow self-realisation will bring a tear to your eye - Times

Not what I was expecting, in the best way. I thought it was emotional and profound and so so hot, with an intriguing and surprising concept gorgeously delivered - Sophie Irwin


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“A dreamy, funny, sexy and uplifting romcom”

“I've already said, you've been in my head for years. Like a fantasy boyfriend. A sweet smorgasbord of all the qualities I'd want in an ideal man.”

The Man of Her Dreams is everything you could want... More

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Having been a fan of Manning’s writing for a long while, this book didn’t disappoint. It’s funny, romantic and spicy in equal measures. Esme is a quirky heroine that I couldn’t help but empathise and sympathise with.... More

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