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The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro - Preview

The Flirt, Kathleen Tessaro

Preview by Jack Foley

Unique situation available for attractive, well mannered, reasonably educated young man. Hours irregular. Pay generous. Discretion a must.

WHEN Hughie Venables-Smythe responds to a small classified ad, he discovers a very unusual agency. In a small office in Half Moon Street, the art of flirting is kept alive. A timeless skill, it is one few can master. But it can save a marriage or lift a heart faster than any therapy.

Letitia Vane runs an exclusive bespoke lingerie shop in Belgravia, and understands just how to make a woman feel beautiful. And, having stage-managed her own creation, Letitia cannot let her guard down and fall in love, least of all with Hughie, her latest fling.

Olivia Bourgault de Coudray is in an unhappy marriage to a very wealthy man. The passion has cooled, the arrangement has soured. When a series of beautiful notecards begins to appear, with intriguing clues handwritten on each, her interest is piques.

But the same clues are being delivered to Letitia. Who is flirting with whom? And is the flirtation as innocent as it seems – or can it lead to far more dangerous territories of the heart?

Passion, flirtation, marriage, deception and love tangle in this delicious romantic comedy.

About Kathleen Tessaro

Kathleen Tessaro was embraced by the media with the publication of her debut novel, Elegance. The entire issue of YOU magazine covered the subject of “elegance”.

In addition, there were there were author features in the Daily Mail, Sunday Times Style Section, Ham & High, The Times Business Section, Publishing News and widespread review coverage in all the women’s magazines, national and regional press including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Heat, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, Sunday Times and Sunday Express.

Kathleen was on BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour discussing the pitfalls of wearing hot-pants, on BBC Radio 4, Excess Baggage and on RTE Breakfast Show.

Her second book, Innocence, was widely reviewed in the national press, including The Guardian, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Kathleen moved to London in the 80s and has made the UK her home. A trained actor, she has also worked as a voice coach.

Elegance was based on a 1960s manual on “how to be elegant” by Madame Dariaux that she found in a second-hand London bookshop. It became a top 5 bestseller in both HB and PB.

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