We’ve teamed up with author of the I Heart… series Lindsey Kelk to bring you an extract from her new book What a Girl Wants.
To celebrate Lindsey’s new novel, Sticky9 have got our sticky mits on five signed sets of What a Girl Wants and the first in Tess’ adventures in life and love, About a GirlLondon or Milan? Advertising or Photography? Charlie or Nick?, to giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave us a comment telling us whether you’re Team London or Team Milan by midnight Sunday August 3.
London or Milan? Advertising or Photography? Charlie or Nick?
For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. With her heart and her head pulling her in different directions, Tess has to make a life-changing decision about What a Girl Wants.
“ ‘Please tell me we’re done?’ Amy begged, two hours later, poking her head out from underneath one of the unfinished dresses. She had been flat on her back underneath her haute couture tent for the last twenty minutes and I was well aware that she was losing patience. Amy wasn‘t someone who suffered in silence. Ever. ‘You must have taken a photo of every stitch in every dress.’
‘I’m trying to be thorough,’ I said as I adjusted the flash. I was trying to be thorough but really, I was just enjoying myself so much I’d been messing around for at least the last forty minutes. There didn’t seem an awful lot of point in sharing that information with Amy.
‘Look at you.’ Amy gave me a tired smile. ‘You’re so excited. You really do love this, don’t you?’
I smiled right back and carried on clicking.
‘I can’t imagine not having a camera in my hands now,’ I said. ‘It’s so weird. I never thought I’d be able to fall in love with something so quickly.’
‘Are you talking about photography or Nick?’ ‘How many times do I have to tell you to shut up?’ ‘I can’t wait to see the pictures,’ she said with a yawn.
‘Which is a thinly veiled hint that I really think we could have been finished by now.’
‘This is my job, you know,’ I replied, clicking through my last shot. ‘And it is supposed to be yours as well, at least for this week.’
‘Don’t remind me.’ She shuffled out from underneath the dummy and began trying to roll up the reflector. I wondered how many times she would attempt it before giving up. ‘Although it’ll be fun to have someone to go to the Jobcentre with for a change.’
‘Nice.’ I turned off my camera and stashed it safely in its bag, feeling a pang of Charlie-related guilt. Would I have to give him the camera back? Would it really count as a break-up if we were never really going out? “
To enter the giveaway simply leave us a comment telling us whether you’re Team London or Team Milan
What a Girl Wants is available to buy from July 17.