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'If ever a book was a mood-lifter, it’s this one. Full of caustic wit, I cried laughing!' MILLY JOHNSON
'Smart, clever and engaging - the perfect ‘what-if’ novel' PENNY PARKES
'What a treat this novel is! Compulsively readable, and with surprising twists and turns right to the end. And who knew that such a nightmarish situation could be so funny?' DEBORAH MOGGACH
Fun, fresh and endlessly entertaining!' HEIDI SWAIN
A witty twisty romp that leaps from the page. Perfect for lifting the spirits' FANNY BLAKE
'Funny, sad, uplifting and clever - pure escapism!' SUSI HOLLIDAY
'Quirky. Funny. Different. A real tonic' JANE CORRY
‘An absolute romp that managed to be sharp, funny and tender all at once – I loved it’ LAURA BAMBREY
’What an incredible read - tender, engrossing and extremely funny. I was laughing from the first page!' LISA CUTTS
‘A beautifully executed, laugh-out-loud ride through the complex fluctuations of a father/son relationship and an unwittingly shared love interest’ OLIVIA LICHTENSTEIN
‘I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this funny, clever and surprisingly touching novel. Pitch perfect, it had me howling with laughter from beginning to end’ HOLLY MARTIN
'Punchy and pacey, witty and engaging with entertainment by the bucketload. I absolutely LOVED it' KIM NASH
'A fresh funny and modern take on the romcom' CLAIRE McGOWAN

A hilariously laugh out loud, romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Something to Live For (Richard Roper), Love, Unscripted (Owen Nicholls), The Love Square (Laura Jane Williams), and Us (David Nicholls).

?What happens when an estranged father and son unwittingly fall in love with the same woman?

Out-of-work actor Harriet is recuperating from a crash-and-burn affair with Damian – aka ‘Cockweasel’ – and making ends meet as a barista when she meets two rather lovely men. Tom is a regular at the café, and seems like such a nice guy. Smooth-talking DJ Richard is older, but in great shape – a real silver fox.

Deciding to take a chance on both of them, Harriet doesn’t realise at first that she is actually dating father and son. Tom and Richard aren’t on speaking terms, and don’t share a last name – so how was she to know? By the time everyone finds out, both Tom and Richard are truly madly deeply in love with Harriet, and she’s faced with an impossible choice.

But as the battle for her affections intensifies, ‘Cockweasel’ makes an unexpected reappearance and begs her to give him another chance…

About The Author


Author and screenwriter Simon Booker writes crime novels and prime time TV drama for the BBC, ITV and US TV. He is also Writer in Residence at HMP Grendon.  His TV credits include BBC1’s Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries; ITV thrillers The Stepfather and The Blind Date; and Perfect Strangers, the CBS romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel.  Simon lives in London and Deal. His partner is fellow crime writer and Killer Women co-founder Mel McGrath. They often discuss murder methods over breakfast. Three’s a Crowd is his first contemporary fiction novel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 24, 2021)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398504059

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'A warm and witty romp' HEAT

'A very funny read' BELLA

'A lively, clever exploration of a what-if scenario, this will have you laughing, gasping and perhaps shedding a tear too' MY WEEKLY

'Full of brilliant plot twists, the narrative alternates between the rounded and engaging characters’ points of view and zips along at pace' DAILY MAIL

'Laugh-out-loud funny, this is a breath of fresh aid' FABULOUS

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