Lizzy Dent

The Setup
  • The Setup

  • He thinks it's fate.
    She set the whole thing up.

    Mara wants to believe in fate - she's just never had a good reason to. Until now...

    After a case of mistaken identity, and the appearance of Joe - a gorgeous Austrian cellist - Mara has the chance to set up her own destiny. But life is complicated... The lido where she works is under threat and her new housemate, Mike, proves to be more than she bargained for.

    Will Mara manage to arrange her own happiness? And what if true love is closer to home than she thinks?

    *An edgy, hilarious rom-com from the author of The Summer Job. For fans of Beth O'Leary, Starstruck and New Girl.*

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    WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT LIZZY DENT

    'Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it' MARIAN KEYES

    'Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn' BETH O'LEARY

    'What a welcome escape! Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy' JOSIE SILVER

    'For fans of Marian Keyes, this is the perfect sweet spot of funny and moving women's fiction' STYLIST

    'Fresh, funny and oh so relatable - the perfect tonic' ABBIE GREAVES

    'Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you' SOPHIE COUSENS

    'If you're dreaming of that first, delicious post-COVID hot holiday, this is the book you'll want with you on your sunlounger' COSMOPOLITAN

    'I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!' HELLY ACTON

    'It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny' BETH MORREY

    'One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!' EMILY HENRY

    'The literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends - it had me snorting with laughter' KATHERINE WEBBER

Lizzy Dent (mis)spent her early twenties working in a hotel not unlike the one in her first novel, The Summer Job. Soon to be a TV series! She somehow ended up in a glamorous job travelling the world creating content for various TV companies, including MTV, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. She writes about women who don't always know where they're going in life, but who always have fun doing it. The Setup is her second novel.

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