Freya North has a startling talent to amuse, and in Polly that talent--first spotted in the divine Chloe and Sally --is given free and unfettered reign, as she recounts the story of her latest heroine and her search for truth, love and fulfilment.
When Polly heads off to Vermont leaving her flat in Belsize Park, her fat cat Buster and her yummy boyfriend Max in the hands of Jen Carter, her long-legged teacher's exchange partner for the year, you just know that things are going to go wrong.
But clever old North manages to keep the suspense building alongside the lust, as Polly's life and beliefs are unravelled before your very eyes, and by using the very smart and sneaky technique of turning the reader into the narrator, the questions that are on the tip of everyone's tongue (as opposed to Chip Jonson, the school athletic trainer, who spends quite a lot of time on the tip of Polly's tongue) are fully dealt with.
Saucy, sexy and sassy, with some of the horniest, to-die-for sex scenes around, Polly is gem of a book and will appeal to the old romantic hidden in every girl.
Read it in the bath, read it in bed, read it on the train or read it on the beach. Just read it and enjoy.--Susan Harrison