Deep Heat – Chrissie Manby
Recovering in hospital from an appendix operation, Ali Harris whiles away her time by entering magazine competitions. A few weeks later, she’s delighted to discover that she’s won first prize in Complete Woman magazine’s Most Romantic Couple of the Year competition. There’s just one problem. Ali has been dumped by her fiancé, and there’s no way she can claim her prize – a romantic holiday for two in Antigua – on her own. Help is at hand in the unlikely form of Jeremy ‘Boily’ Baxter, the spotty boy next door. But Ali’s troubles have only just begun.
Inspiration for Deep Heat
This was inspired by a newspaper story about a spurned lover applying Deep Heat to her ex-boyfriend’s privates. Do not try this at home.
‘Cross your legs, boys: in the best tradition of Kathy Lette, this is girl power at its most painfully funny’ – Helen Lederer