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WHAT’S THE EX-FACTOR ABOUT?
As you might expect The Ex-Factor is a novel about the way past relationships always return to haunt you, whether it be former friends or lovers.

Specifically, it is about Martha Seymore, a sex columnist for Gloss magazine, who loses faith in her own advice when her boyfriend confesses to a one-night stand.

The Ex-Factor is ultimately a story about how sex gets in the way of friendship, how friends get in the way of sex and how work gets in the way of just about everything.

FROM THE BACK COVER
When Martha Seymore finds out about her boyfriend’s one-night-stand she doesn’t know what to do. And Martha’s business is relationships. As sex columnist at Gloss magazine, she gets paid to sympathise with the cheated and jilted, the under sexed and over attached. Realising she’s just as clueless as her hapless readers is hard. Also, there’s the distinctly unattractive prospect of admitting a failed relationship to her
oh so perfect friend, Desdemona.

Worse, Desdemona’s new fiancé is Alex. Martha’s first ex-boyfriend, who, infuriatingly, has matured rather better than expected. Tired of always doing the right thing, Martha starts to wonder whether her new flatmate has the right approach to relationships after all: is the best way to get one man off your mind to get another one into your bed?

A NOVEL ABOUT SEX, RELATIONSHIPS AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS

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