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Harry the Louse

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Cover in category: 'Fiction' > 'Contemporary Women'

A CRETAN HOLIDAY CHANGES A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN’S LIFE

On their first evening in a luxury Elounda hotel, two forty-something, single professionals bump into Cretan Kharilaos. Unable to say his name, they settle for Harry. Judy quite fancies him but he seems to prefer Caroline. In a fit of displaced pique, Judy soon suggests he could be a charlatan and coins the name Harry the Louse.

The louse, apart from being a horrible parasite, is a slang word for a despicable man who is devious and scheming with women. Yet Caroline is drawn to the well-read, property rich, crisis-hit gentleman, who she believes doesn’t deserve the ‘louse’ epithet.

When Harry introduces Niko to Judy, the name Nick o’Louse surfaces, but it is quickly forgotten and the women agree to stop wrangling and shelve the ‘louse’ nicknames, unless...

Then Harry suffers a major setback, giving Caroline a chance to capitalise. Just who is the innocent abroad?

Will Harry get his hands on Caroline’s hidden assets before another, or will she seize and doctor his family jewels?

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