Bad Bridesmaid. Portia MacIntosh

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Название Bad Bridesmaid
Автор произведения Portia MacIntosh
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       ‘My wedding is ruined and my marriage is going to fail. And it’s all your fault!’

      LA romcom writer Mia Valentina has it all; money, success, a tanned and toned body, golden blonde hair and a string of sexy lovers. She’s almost forgotten her previous self: plain old Mia Harrison. Until a wedding invitation arrives requesting (demanding!) her presence as chief bridesmaid at her younger sister Belle’s upcoming nuptials.

      Mia’s hasn’t been back in England long before she’s accidentally injured the groom, unintentionally ‘cursed’ the wedding and been caught in a compromising position with her sister’s soon to be brother-in-law!

      With the wedding of the year going dangerously off the rails, Mia has no time to waste – especially with sexy fireman and best man Leo on hand to help… Will she use all of her expert romance knowledge to save the day or will she just walk away? No one ever said a bad girl had to turn good…

      ‘How Not to be Starstruck was impossible to put down, hilarious, fun, flirty and packed with excitement.’ Victoria Loves Books


      ‘A brilliant story full of fun, gorgeous rockstars, big egos and great friendships.’ A Novel Thought


      ‘…if you are looking for a fictional tale of outrageous excess and the rock star life it is well worth a read.’ Books with Bunny


      ‘For a Sex and the City meets Gossip Girl meets "Life of the rich and famous" -vibe: get yourself a copy of both Portia’s novels. Very, very enjoyable read and can’t wait for more!’ M’s Bookshelf


      ‘I can not recommend this book highly enough, it is a must read for any one fancying a light heart and humour read, which can be devoured in one sitting.’ Compelling Reads


      ‘How Not to be Starstruck had me laughing the whole way through. It was fun-filled, sweet, crazy and always entertaining. Portia MacIntosh wrote a fab book.’ 4/5 stars from Sophie*


      ‘I loved this clever satire on the world of celebrity. It’s a witty, wry look at the showbiz lifestyle and I veered from being envious of Nicole’s life, to being glad it was nothing like mine!’ 5 stars from Mrs K J Barrett*

      *Amazon reader reviews

      Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place

      How Not to be Starstruck

      Bad Bridesmaid

      Portia MacIntosh



      An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd.

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      First published in Great Britain by HQ in 2014

      Copyright © Portia MacIntosh 2014

      Portia MacIntosh asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

      A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

      This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

      All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins.

      E-book Edition © June 2014 ISBN: 9781472096463

      Version date: 2018-07-23

      When she was fifteen years old, Portia MacIntosh fell in with a bad crowd… rock stars. After disappearing on tour and living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a few years, Portia landed a job in the music industry – but only so that she didn’t have to join the real world just yet.

      Now in her twenties, Portia is ready to spill the beans on the things she has witnessed over the years. Well, kind of. If her famous friends knew that she was borrowing their lives to inspire her fiction, they would stop inviting her on tour and banish her from the inner circle. Then she really would have to rejoin the real world, and she’s still not ready for that.

      Portia only started writing novels to share her secrets, but has since realised that she actually quite likes writing – maybe even more than she likes living on a bus with a bunch of smelly boys.

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      Massive thanks to my lovely, lovely editors, Lucy and Victoria, and to the entire HQ Digital UK team for all their hard work.

      A huge shout-out to my Pink Ink ladies – Katie, Rebecca and Sam – who are always so supportive. Ditto my beautiful Gosling Girls – Victoria, Megan, Kirsty and Laura.

      Thank you to everyone who bought Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place and How Not to be Starstruck, and an extra big thank you to everyone who wrote a review. Bad Bridesmaid is my first book that isn’t about the music biz, so I hope you all enjoy it just as much.

      Finally, thank you to my wonderful family – my amazing mum and dad, my hilarious siblings for their constant IT support and proofreading skills, my awesome gran and all the other family members I have annoyed by refusing to tell them the titles of my books – you’d thank me if you knew about the sex scenes.

      Finally, thank you to my new source of inspiration. You know who you are.

      For my incredible mum.




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