The Importance Of Being Married: A Novel

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The Importance Of Being Married: A Novel

by Gemma Townley

Random House Publishing Group | June 10, 2008 | Trade Paperback

4.5 out of 5 rating. 8 Reviews
Jessica Wild isn't big on commitment. But after inheriting millions from Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother's nursing home, the situation seems to have changed. To put an end to the many questions about her nonexistent love life, Jess had led Grace to believe she had a boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband: her glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. But Jess's fantasy to keep Grace happy has backfired-Grace has passed away and left her fortune not to Jessica Wild but to Mrs. Jessica Milton.

Having weighed all legal options, Jess comes to the realization that there's only one thing she can do: get Anthony to fall in love with her and pop the question for real. With help from her feisty best friend, Helen, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting, seduction, and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that Anthony is about to ask the (literal) million-dollar question, Jess finds herself wondering if it's right to say "I do" for all the wrong reasons.

The first novel in Gemma Townley's exciting new Wild trilogy, The Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.

"Gemma Townley writes with such charm and humor that it's impossible not to get swept up in The Importance of Being Married. This sweet, funny novel takes on love and marriage from a whole new angle."
-Holly Peterson, author of The Manny

"Is it really 'Just as easy to marry for money'? Gemma Townley provides a how-to-as well as a hilarious and heartfelt answer. A fast-paced, fun read."
-Lynn Schnurnberger, co-author of The Men I Didn't Marry

"Warm, witty, and always entertaining, Gemma Townley leads us on a fun romp that pays homage to Mr. Wilde himself."
-Alexandra Potter, author of Me and Mr. Darcy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 10, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345499808

ISBN - 13: 9780345499806

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Importance Of Being Married: A Novel

The Importance Of Being Married: A Novel

by Gemma Townley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 10, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345499808

ISBN - 13: 9780345499806

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Chapter 1 Project: Marriage The product: Jessica Wild I’m a product now? Look, either we do this my way, or we don’t do it at all. Fine. I’m a product. Whatever . . . Project mission: To rebrand product in order to make it irresistible to target audience, prompting target audience to declare its undying love for product and to propose marriage. Timescale: 50 days Target audience: Anthony Milton (product’s boss and gorgeous-looking advertising world A-lister) Objectives for new brand: 1.To be attractive to Anthony Milton. 2.So attractive that he asks product out. 3.And then asks product to marry him. 4.Oh, and this all has to happen in 50 days. Including the wedding. 5.This is the most stupid project I’ve ever worked on. And the most lucrative. Remember, we’re talking about £4m here. That’s not to be sniffed at. I’m not sniffing. I’m just planning what I’m going to do when it all goes wrong. It won’t go wrong. Easy for you to say. You’re not the one who has to do any of this. Key features of product (positive): Um . . . Small waist. Nice legs. Bit too serious, sometimes. And seriously crap when it comes to men. Thanks. You’re welcome. Barriers to rebrand/issues to tackle: 1.Target audience has so far shown no interest in product. 2.Product not remotely interested in target audience, either. The gorgeous Anthony Milton? Come on, you must be slightly interested. Not even a little bit. He’s n
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Jessica Wild isn't big on commitment. But after inheriting millions from Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother's nursing home, the situation seems to have changed. To put an end to the many questions about her nonexistent love life, Jess had led Grace to believe she had a boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband: her glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. But Jess's fantasy to keep Grace happy has backfired-Grace has passed away and left her fortune not to Jessica Wild but to Mrs. Jessica Milton.

Having weighed all legal options, Jess comes to the realization that there's only one thing she can do: get Anthony to fall in love with her and pop the question for real. With help from her feisty best friend, Helen, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting, seduction, and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that Anthony is about to ask the (literal) million-dollar question, Jess finds herself wondering if it's right to say "I do" for all the wrong reasons.

The first novel in Gemma Townley's exciting new Wild trilogy, The Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.

"Gemma Townley writes with such charm and humor that it's impossible not to get swept up in The Importance of Being Married. This sweet, funny novel takes on love and marriage from a whole new angle."
-Holly Peterson, author of The Manny

"Is it really 'Just as easy to marry for money'? Gemma Townley provides a how-to-as well as a hilarious and heartfelt answer. A fast-paced, fun read."
-Lynn Schnurnberger, co-author of The Men I Didn't Marry

"Warm, witty, and always entertaining, Gemma Townley leads us on a fun romp that pays homage to Mr. Wilde himself."
-Alexandra Potter, author of Me and Mr. Darcy

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Jessica Wild isn't big on commitment. But after inheriting millions from Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother's nursing home, the situation seems to have changed. To put an end to the many questions about her nonexistent love life, Jess had led Grace to believe she had a boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband: her glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. But Jess's fantasy to keep Grace happy has backfired-Grace has passed away and left her fortune not to Jessica Wild but to Mrs. Jessica Milton.

Having weighed all legal options, Jess comes to the realization that there's only one thing she can do: get Anthony to fall in love with her and pop the question for real. With help from her feisty best friend, Helen, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting, seduction, and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that Anthony is about to ask the (literal) million-dollar question, Jess finds herself wondering if it's right to say "I do" for all the wrong reasons.

The first novel in Gemma Townley's exciting new Wild trilogy, The Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.

"Gemma Townley writes with such charm and humor that it's impossible not to get swept up in The Importance of Being Married. This sweet, funny novel takes on love and marriage from a whole new angle."
-Holly Peterson, author of The Manny

"Is it really 'Just as easy to marry for money'? Gemma Townley provides a how-to-as well as a hilarious and heartfelt answer. A fast-paced, fun read."
-Lynn Schnurnberger, co-author of The Men I Didn't Marry

"Warm, witty, and always entertaining, Gemma Townley leads us on a fun romp that pays homage to Mr. Wilde himself."
-Alexandra Potter, author of Me and Mr. Darcy
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