Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn't got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series.

His parents aren't supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he's finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he's late for an important audition, hasn't got enough to money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.

Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary - "With A Kick", a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him.

But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.

But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.

Review - 4/5

This was so funny in a lot of places. I love the quarreling brothers, and the back story to Nuri which is unraveled a bit at a time. I am huge Clare London fan and this has all the usual Clare London touches, humour, angst, family (a huge turkish family I kind of lost track of!), and a lovely HEA. There are some British in-jokes but nothing that pulls you out of the story. I can not wait for book 2 which I understand is being by Sue Brown, and then book 3 which I hope is coming from Clare and that they are taking it in turns!

A very sharply written read which I loved. :)

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