An Unexpected Party

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      An Unexpected Party
 [ Author ] Henrietta Clarke [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 62 pages
  • An Unexpected Party
  • Henrietta Clarke
  • English
  • 25 May 2018

About the Author: Henrietta Clarke

Henrietta Clarke is a quirky Yorkshire lass who had the misfortune to discover the path she was actually meant to take in life three days into an intensive postgraduate course Now free from the hell of law study, she divides her time between working as a lunchtime supervisor in a primary school, training as a fiction editor, and writing her own stories When she s not working, Henrietta can usually be found in the kitchen, hanging out with her parents and eccentric dogs or baking cupcakes Every remaining second is spent reading or sleeping sometimes simultaneously.A hopeless romantic who is as much in love with the English language as with all the delicious fictional men it creates, Henrietta suffers from abibliophobia and has a serious book buying addiction as a consequence The day there are no unread items on her Kindle will be the day the Earth stops turning Her other addictions include bad TV and chilli in any form, and she collects everything from books and DVDs to china elephants, keyrings and photo frames most of which stay empty far too long She has a minor obsession with rainbows, and plots everything in purple Sharpie.



      An Unexpected Party
Valentine s Day sucks Merry Breton is reminded of this again when he receives a call from his boss to work a last minute job, even though he worked New Year s as well And to top it all off he hears from the very man who had ruined this same day last year Kieran Church His lover of two years who had stood him up on Valentine s Day and from whom he d not heard a word since He supposes it should be good news that Kieran has finally come out of the closet and is still in love with him, but the news is exactly forty five days too late.Forty five excruciatingly long days have passed since New Year s Eve the night Peregrine Harding attended a speed dating function at Sheffield s premier hotel to appease his terminally ill mother and ended the night in bed with a very cute waiter Unfortunately, the man who quickly wormed his way into Peregrine s heart had promptly informed him upon waking that he didn t date men who couldn t find their way out of the closet and walked away.Common sense tells them that they should forget their one night of passion and move on, that neither of them is in the right place for a relationship But Merry can no sooner forget about Peregrine than Peregrine can forget about him. Best Read eBook An Unexpected Party author Henrietta Clarke – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ An Unexpected Party

  1. Stephanie says:

    1.5 stars I couldn t get over Peregrine dating women knowing that he is gay and he has zero interest in women just to keep his mother happy He did come out to his parents at 19, brought his first boyfriend home at 24 but his mom continues to ignore that he is gay and doesn t believe in homosexuality like she doesn t believe in Santa Claus So now five years later, after his dad told him that he needs to stop making himself unhappy for his mother, he realizes he needs to live his life and his mo 1.5 stars I couldn t get over Peregrine dating women knowing that he is gay and he has zero i...

  2. Deeze says:

    Not really what I was expecting from the blurb.Peregrine annoyed me at times I get him trying to please his mother in her last few month but his whole going through with the speed dating was a puzzle Why not just pretend he went to it How would his mother know Merry was OK to start with but then ...

  3. Gaele says:

    I have to say that it was a joy to read a book in the Queen s English , it s not often, living in the states that I have the opportunity to read books with spelling that is most familiar to me, as I learned to read with books from the UK That being said this book was really fun and funny Well played Ms Clarke, the sly T...

  4. Lucy says:

    3.5 Merry don t call him Meredith is a waiter and he has been called in to work New Year s Eve at, of all things, a speed dating event He is bemoaning the fact that he will not only be stuck there at the stroke of midnight with no one to kiss, but not even any decent eye candy Who goes speed dating on New Year s Eve He is so pleasantly surprised when he sees Peregrine, a handsome man who is there only to make ...

  5. Sadonna says:

    Cute short story about a waiter, Merry, who meets a guy, Peregrine, in the last place he d expect New Year s Eve speed dating They hit it off and have a great New Year s but in the cold light of day things don t go so well when Peregrine s admits to his mother not acknowledging that he is gay and wanting him to be settled before she dies she is ill Merry has been bu...

  6. Kelly says:

    I thought this was a well crafted and fun story to read The characters were human and made mistakes and when it came down to the apoligies, they both admitted their errors There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding Peregrine s actions From my own reading of it, I can t see any evidence that Peregrine slept with ANY women at all I see a son doing what he can to keep his dying mother happy, so he attends the date night, only to meet Merry Peregrine doesn t flirt with any of the women I thought this was a well crafted and fun story to read The characters were human and made mistakes and when it came down to the apoligies, they both admitted their errors There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding Peregrine s actions From my own reading of it, I can t see any evidence that ...

  7. Anke says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story was nice enough, a fast, light little read in between, no real ups and downs Only the blurb didn t work for the story at all What is described is just about a page of ...

  8. jules0623 says:

    3.5 stars.

  9. Suze says:

    3.5 This is the second story by this author I have read and enjoyed both of them Definitely written in Yorkshire or Northern British English which I enjoyed.This is a fairly short story but it does manage to cover a month and half, New Year s Eve to Valentine s Day Merry and Peregrine meet on NYE at a speed dating event, Merry waiting on, Peregrine attending and yes, they do have the Hobbit conversation After hooking up off page they set the scene for the future by argueing big time I 3.5 This is the second story by this author I have read and enjoyed both of them Definitely written in Yorkshire or Northern British English which I enjoyed.This is a fairly short story but it does manage to cover a month and half, New Year s Eve to Valentine s Day Merry and Peregrine meet on NYE at a speed dating event, Merry waiting on, Peregrine attending and yes, they do have the Hobbit conversation After hooking up off ...

  10. Dina says:

    2 1 2 stars rounded down to 3 stars, because I m a dork and can t help loving the guys names Merry Don t call me Meredith and Peregrine Don t call me Pippin