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Come Together [NOOK Book]

Come Together

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Meet Jack

Jack Rossiter. I'm twenty-seven years old, single, and live with my best mate Matt. Matt and I started hanging out when we were eight. Life was simpler then. Our idea of fashion was polyester. I told him I wanted to be a spy and he asked me who I'd marry. I imagined falling in love with a girl so perfect I couldn't even guess her name. Things have changed since then. I did fall in love for a while but it didn't work out. And single is good, single is fun.

Meet Amy

Sometimes in my darker moments I've thought about applying to go on Blind Date. 'She's gorgeous, she's from London, come in Amy Crosbie!' (Wolf whistling and applause.) Actually it's a bit of a worry. I think it's my warped way of telling myself something's got to change. It's been six months since I last had sex. Six months! I mean, I've got my own flat, I've got A levels - so come on down Mr Right. At least it would get my mother off my back.

Now find out what happens when they meet each other ...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Collaborating as alternating male and female voices, Rees (The Book of Dead Authors) and Lloyd (It Could Be You) draw a slacker-love roadmap that allows readers of each gender to see what the other really thinks. Currently engaged to marry in real life, the writing couple have created West London Bridget Jones-wannabes Jack Rossiter and Amy Crosbie, who rival their precursor in list making and neurotic fretting, if not in charm: each has a sardonic, unapologetic edge that makes them less endearing than Bridget. At 25, chronic office temp Amy hasn't had sex for months. Struggling artist Jack, 27, sees his single life as "a state of siege" (his rule of thumb: don't give up complete no-strings-attached sexual freedom until your "Uberbabe" comes along). The two meet, talk all night, immediately go off to obsess about each other. Amy's judgment of Jack by "vital statistics" makes us wonder about the depth of the mutual attraction, but as one watches them endure every possible relationship pratfall and misunderstanding, the emotional ante rises for a happy-ever-after. Their biggest blowup is the most interesting, if only for its current-events echoes: does Jack's "accidental fellatio" count as infidelity? Gen-Xers will find all of their culture and conflict in these pages--honesty, jealousy, vacations from hell, condoms. Anyone over 35, however, will be as dismayed as they are entertained by the jadedness and naivete of the characters' concerns. Agents, Vivienne Shuster and Jonny Geller. Rights sold in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Greece; film rights to Working Title Films; author tour. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Written in alternating he-said, she-said chapters, this postmodern love story was written by a London couple who met just a few weeks before beginning their manuscript. Their frantic, always self-absorbed narration charts the course of two falling-in-and-out-of-love characters, Jack and Amy. As the novel opens, Jack is a strugging artist and part-time gallery clerk, and Amy is a bored temp who wants to break into the London fashion business. Their romance involves plenty of passionate bed scenes, love triangles, romantic getaways, misunderstandings, and moments both perfect and cynical. Each one spends many hours trying to figure out the opposite sex. Depending on their age, readers will find Come Together wonderfully authentic and revealing or boring and predictable. Twentysomethings in search of true love who enjoyed Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (LJ 5/15/98) have another good read in store.--Keddy Ann Outlaw, Harris Cty. P.L., Houston
Kirkus Reviews
It's "he said/she said" time in this jointly authored debut describing the rocky course of true love from the vastly differing perspectives of the man and the woman in question.
From the Publisher
"COME TOGETHER has a certain kind of zippy freshness, as twentysomethings Jack Rossiter and Amy Crosbie lurch between assorted emotional meltdowns in their search for love in contemporary London. . . deftly executed."
-- The Daily Telegraph
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446493649
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 939,902
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives and We are Family. They are married and live in London with their two daughters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    Lovely Book!!! Absolutely adored it!

    This is a great novel. It is a bit predictable but it is great to read both points of views on a relationship. Jack is absolutely adorable in his struggle against the dreaded 'commitment.' While Amy is so relatable with all her insecurities. A witty and new look on love in the 90s. An easy read and enchanting book. I totally recommend this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2000

    Great fun!

    I loved this book! I think I have read it about 10 times now. I first read it while I was studying abroad in Scotland, and I think that this book accurately shows what love and relationships, and everyday life, for that matter, is like for the young Londoners in this day and age. I laughed, I was turned on by their words, I nearly cried at the worst part. It made, and still makes, me yearn for the life that only they could lead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    Makes you crave romance!

    If you are young, and especially if you are in love with London, this is a must read! With so many references to pubs, sights and neighborhoods, this book is so much fun to read and makes you wanna go back to London town!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2000


    This was a great light read that I very much enjoyed. The ending was a bit predictable but that is my sole complaint. Will these two authors write a sequel? Interesting.

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