Dinner for Two – Mike Gayle

Managed to squeeze a chunk of chick lit in between Red Mars and Green Mars for a bit of (undemanding) variety.

As with other Mike Gayle novels we get to experience the male perspective. Dave Harding is a thirty-something, Nick Hornby-esque music journalist who comes complete with a well honed horror of all things pop and a penchant for top ten lists, plus a happy marriage to fellow journalist Izzy.

Then everything changes and Dave is thrown into the world of Cathy & Claire, aka serving as The Love Doctor on an “agony aunt” column in Teen Scene, a teenage girls’ magazine, which comes complete with babies, relationships and unexpected blasts from the past – and a whole set of parallel developments in his personal life.

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