Synopses & Reviews
Claudia Carroll is already a major bestselling author in her native Ireland, and now shes ready to take America by storm with her poignantly hilarious new novel, I Never Fancied Him Anyway. Like her fellow countrywoman, New York Times bestselling novelist Marian Keyes, Carroll mixes outrageous humor with real emotion in this story of a hapless and loveless psychic who can see everyones future but her own. I Never Fancied Him Anyway is already in the works as a major motion picture from the producer of The Devil Wears Prada and P.S. I Love You. Now is the time to discover this funny, quirky, romantic winner that everyone will soon be talking about.
"Cassandra, a Dublin magazine columnist, has three best friends and an unlucky love life, a familiar setup that author Carroll (Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man) shakes up with a whimsical device: her likable, humorous chick lit narrator is psychic but no believer in the occult. Cassie's involuntary 'flashes,' as she calls them, usually involve the love lives of strangers, but when she catches a glimpse of her own romantic future, Cassie's mystified to discover that her 'fabulously wealthy' best friend Charlene is dating the man of her visions. Caught among fate, friendship and the rare possibility of fulfilling romance, Cassie struggles mightily with her desire and guilt, though readers will find the choice between unsympathetic Charlene a disagreeable comic misfire and dream guy a no-brainer. Carroll gives Cassie enough wit and charm to make up for a hackneyed media world setting and grating details egregious puns ('a black belt in tongue-fu'), Manolo Blahniks, evil bosses making this an exercise in pure (if predictable) chick lit fun." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Cassandra can see the future with 100% accuracy . . . for everybody except herself.
Ever since Cassandra was a little girl, she's had a remarkable psychic gift. Now a successful columnist for a weekly magazine, she predicts the future with uncanny precision. And thanks to her stunning co-worker Charlene—and the latest love of Charlene's life, hot television producer Jack—Cassandra's moving up . . . to daytime TV!
The trouble is, whenever Jack's around, the hapless seer's second sight goes dim—something that always seems to happen when a desirable single male is around. But despite a truly abysmal dating record, she believes Jack is the one for her . . . though Charlene might strongly disagree. Is true love or outrageous catastrophe right around the corner? Cassandra doesn't have a clue. But it seems even being able to foretell the future can't protect her from what destiny has in store . . . and sometimes fate won't allow you to look before you love.
Delightfully warm, odd, and unforgettable, Claudia Carroll's I Never Fancied Him Anyway is a quirky and hilarious story of seeing . . . and believing.
About the Author
Claudia Carroll lives in Dublin where she now works as a full-time writer—the only job where she can wear pajamas, stare out the window, and still get paid. Her previous book, Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man, was optioned for a TV series while I Never Fancied Him Anyway is to be a film. She is currently hassling producers for a walk-on part and is hoping they might just throw in a free outfit too.