Nora Goes Off Script

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What to expect

Nora’s life is about to get a rewrite . . .

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to-work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.

The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.

Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, Nora Goes Off Script is the best kind of love story – the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life.

For Nora and Leo, this kind of love is bigger than the big screen.

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • I loved this book with my whole heart. It’s smart, fresh and romantic, full of humour and warmth. I didn’t want to put it down

    Beth O'Leary
  • Absolutely irresistible – funny, addictive and deliciously romantic, this is exactly the sort of book we all need right now

    Rosie Walsh
  • I love Nora. I love her voice. I love the romance. I love the pacing. I love that she’s a mum. I love it all . . . It’s got the vibes of Beach Read by Emily Henry, with the escapist glamour of Hollywood. Absolutely nails the comedy, the romance, and the sparkle. My favourite read of this year, and soon to be yours!

    Lizzy Dent
  • I absolutely loved this book. It is the perfect combination of heart, drama and humour. Totally delicious, and perfect for summer

    Holly McCulloch
  • Magical . . . As much a beautiful story of female agency and empowerment, as it is a tantalising love story. The kind of book you want to savour, yet can’t help whizzing through. It’s a dream read

  • Funny and good-hearted a romance for romantics, a blending of the real and the deliciously unreal

    Linda Holmes

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