Knowing Me Knowing You

Knowing Me Knowing You Recently single mother Kate is struggling Clinging on to a career and bringing up her year old daughter leads to nights alone drowning her sorrows in the cheapest white wine she can find Forced to e

  • Title: Knowing Me Knowing You
  • Author: Mandy Baggot
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Recently single mother Kate is struggling Clinging on to a career and bringing up her 2 year old daughter leads to nights alone drowning her sorrows in the cheapest white wine she can find Forced to employ Joel, a male escort, to accompany her to a professionals dinner, Kate somehow ends up in the middle of a relationship contest, competing for a 100,000 prize alongsidRecently single mother Kate is struggling Clinging on to a career and bringing up her 2 year old daughter leads to nights alone drowning her sorrows in the cheapest white wine she can find Forced to employ Joel, a male escort, to accompany her to a professionals dinner, Kate somehow ends up in the middle of a relationship contest, competing for a 100,000 prize alongside someone she barely knows With her boss, the Lady Dragon Miranda, desperate for Kate to flounder, her tarot card reading child minder trying to match make and her ex husband making her life a misery, can Kate keep her life on an even keel And importantly can she put her trust in a serial dater who used to be an underwear model

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    • Melanie Robertson-King says:

      This is the first book I've read by Mandy Baggot and I have to say, I'll be reading more by this author.Her portrayal of Kate - a single mother raising a young daughter after her husband left her - tugs at your heartstrings. She struggles from day to day to get through both financially and emotionally.Things get dicey for Kate when she hires an escort (Joel) to take her to a company function. She doesn't want another relationship at this time but gradually as she begins to know him, she lets her [...]

    • Hazel Osmond says:

      Really enjoyed this. Good to find what felt like a realistic portrayal of a woman trying to cope with being left; still being emotionally attached to the person who left her; bringing up a small child and holding down a good job in the face of an antagonistic, unsympathetic boss all done with verve and real humour. Kate felt very three-dimensional to me and so did Joel, who despite his good looks, was more than a stock 'hero'. Friends and workmates are also drawn well, you feel you know them by [...]

    • Kat says:

      Loved it, brilliant!

    • Kate’s Book Spot says:

      I was pretty excited to get this eBook when it was available as a free download from (£1.95 at the time of writing this review) because I really enjoyed the two other books that I’ve read from this author, Taking Charge and Strings Attached. The synopsis sounded fantastic (definitely my kind of read) and the main character was called Kate (what a wonderful name) so I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!The very first page had me laughing out loud as Kate struggled with an unfortunate stain on he [...]

    • Laurie says:

      Humorous And Entertaining- A Treat To Read!Knowing Me Knowing You is a light-hearted love story that had me chuckling and was a pleasure to wind down with at the end of the day. Throughout the book I found myself amused at how I could relate with Kate in different ways, such as Motherhood and having an inner independent streak a mile wide. Also, with the wine she got nervous – I must say if I had to hire a gorgeous escort and show up my Dragon-lady boss at a game show in front of my colleagues [...]

    • Chanpreet says:

      Imagine being a single mom and having to work with a boss who likes nothing more than to put you in boiling water just because she can. Now imagine having to go to a fancy work event and having to bring a date, and you and said date end up being on national television on a dating show. Well, welcome to Kate's life.I thought the story was fantastic. I have been vacillating between giving this book 3 and 4 stars. The story is fantastic, however there are some details I would have liked that weren' [...]

    • Sally says:

      Loved it. A very uplifting romance that makes you smile. Kate works as a legal executive in a posh law firm. Her boss, the Lady Dragon, is doing everything she can to make Kate's working life hell. Expected to bring a date to a client dinner, the recently divorced Kate hires an escort, at her best friend's suggestion.When the man she selects can't make it and the oh so handsome Joel takes his place, Kate knows no one is going to believe this beefcake is her guy. Then Kate finds out her boss has [...]

    • Lisa says:

      This was a great read from an author I hadn't read before. I instantly liked the main character Kate, she was so relatable and easy to warm to. I couldn't help but think I'd like to be her friend, which is always a good thing as I genuinely cared about her throughout. Her evolving relationship with Joel was interesting and I absolutely loved the whole Knowing Me Knowing You contest! From the Love Dove to the stereotypically sparkly and upbeat host, it was all so well written and entertaining! De [...]

    • Rebecca says:

      Such a sweet and charming book! I am sure that the majority of women could definitely identify with Kate e.g. broke, heart broken, stressed etc! LOL! Although this is typical girl meet boy; girl tries to NOT fall in love; girl falls in lovee background of the story is great! I just loved the game show theme, psycho ex-hubs, psycho wig wearing boss and some PTSD for good measure! Loved it!

    • Lyndaa says:

      A really fun romance. It begins with a divorced young mother who works for a law firm. She has to attend a client function and has been under pressure from her boss to bring a date, so she hires a male escort for the evening to save face. Things go downhill from there and she finds herself enlisted into a couples TV gameshow with the escort. A cute endearing story.

    • Emma says:

      This was a cute book. I stayed interested throughout, but I wasn't totally addicted. I feel like something about it could have been better, but I can't really place what. The storyline and characters were nice, but I guess parts could have had more depth. Sometimes the story jumped where I thought there could have been more. But overall it was a pretty good read.

    • Helen Stothard says:

      I loved this book, although I occasionally wanted to give poor Kate a slap for putting herself down all the time. Some brilliant characters, a couple of real sleaze balls, a hilarious but cringeworthy game show and a great plot. I think this would make for a great movie.

    • Book-shelf Shelf says:

      Bloody Brilliant!! from starting this book i was hooked and laughing. The whole contest is so funny it could be true and the characters are totally believable. I really couldn't put this book down and i absolutely loved it!

    • Amanda Sayer says:

      This is the first book I have read by Mandy Baggot. I had me smiling from the first page right to the very end. I can't wait to read some more by this Author.

    • Leigh Mitchell says:

      Loved this book, will definitely be looking out for more by this author.

    • Lisa says:

      Very cute book, with some unexpected happenings!

    • Marjie says:

      Cute, humorousFunny story, even with the horrors of ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Delightful telling as well. Good read, British words like nappie instead of American diaper added to the charm.

    • Rea Cobb says:

      Knowing Me Knowing you is the second book I have read by Mandy Baggot. The previous book Breaking the Ice was an enjoyable read but in my opinion after reading Knowing Me Knowing you this book is on a totally different level.PlotKNOWING ME KNOWING YOU - BRING ON THE LOVE! Recently single mother Kate is struggling. Clinging on to a career and bringing up her 2 year old daughter leads to nights alone drowning her sorrows in the cheapest white wine she can find. Forced to employ Joel, a male escort [...]

    • Shaz Goodwin says:

      This is the second novel of MB’s I’ve read and although I enjoyed Breaking the Ice, her writing style, character and plot seem to improve the more confidence she gains as an author.When we meet Kate her life is not at all what she expected it to be. She is unbelieving and numb about the departure of Matthew, with her self-worth dragging behind her. I was quickly drawn into her story, not only because it starts to unfold from the beginning but also because of the style of writing. I loved the [...]

    • Jesika says:

      There always comes a time in a chick-lit/romance book when the plucky main character is so overwhelmed by her life and her complicated plans to open a vegan bakery while going to law school/ finish her speculative novel about what Earth would be like if Noah only brought cats on the Ark/ tell the gorgeous deaf guy she’s been dating that she’s not actually deaf- her twin is deaf and she stood him up and our plucky main character felt so bad seeing him waiting in the rain that she pretended to [...]

    • Louise Graham says:

      Knowing me knowing you is Mandy Baggot’s 3rd novel.The story focuses on recently divorced single mother Kate. Working as a Legal executive at Randall’s with the Lady Dragon, Miranda as her boss. Kate juggles debts, work and her daughter Bethan with the help of her tea leaf reading best friend Hermione. Kate is a typical single mother of today, struggling to make ends meet whilst trying to get a bit of her own life back as well but still be a Mum. Matthew, her ex is not the most hands on of f [...]

    • Nikki Bywater says:

      Kate Baxter is finding life a struggle both financially and emotionally. Eight months ago her husband Matthew walked out on her and their young toddler daughter Bethan. Not wanting the responsibility of being a husband or a father and cruelly claiming it was not what he ever wanted and that he was pushed into it.Finding making ends meet hard she has returned to work at a firm of solicitors as a legal executive. When Kate finds she needs a date for a work function. Kate employs the services of a [...]

    • Blodeuedd Finland says:

      My thoughts: Ok I have to tackle one issue first, the cover, it's bad. Actually it would have been a huge improvement if the chicken was gone. Anyway had to get that out of the way cos I know how we all fall in lust with covers or even do not give some books a chance cos of bad ones.Back to the beginning of the actual review then. I was not sure at first but then I got further into the book and the story was good. Sure there were some things that were a bit too simple, and one tiny plot was just [...]

    • Brenda says:

      I've really enjoyed reading the two books xon my kindle by this author. I finished one and had to read the second. Two very different books. This is a British Author I believe. This book was really a fun one, almost made me laugh out loud in places. I really enjoyed the nook and had to see it through. If there were another book on my kindle I would read it I really enjoy this author. Nice light read! This book was almost silly but some times that is just what you need when looking for something [...]

    • Stephanie Bolen says:

      I actually started this book last year, it was so bad that I had to stop reading. And the writing is fine, there are no technical issues with plot, pacing, storyline or anything else. The reason I hated this book was Kate, which is a shame because she's the main character. I have no idea what anyone saw in this whiny, self-pitying, indecisive alcoholic. Her friends are awesome and fight her battles for her. The story starts with a challenge issued by her boss, and instead of coming up with a pla [...]

    • Steph says:

      Knowing Me Knowing You by Mandy Baggot follows single mother Kate who has been recently left by her husband. She struggles looking after her young child and working for her horrible boss, Miranda. Following an invitation to her a professionals work dinner, she hires Joel, a male escort to pretend to be her boyfriend and they end up competing in a relationship contest for a grand prize.Knowing Me Knowing You was a free Kindle book. This was purchased 3 years ago so I'm not too sure as to why it w [...]

    • Maureen Vincent-Northam says:

      Kate is divorced with a two-year-old daughter she adores but which her ex wants nothing to do with. When she’s expected to attend a works function with a partner, Kate decides her only option is to hire a male escort. Her first choice is already booked and she ends up with a substitute – Joel. When, at the event, Kate and Joel are told they’ve been entered into a relationship contest, Knowing Me, Knowing You, they have to pretend that they really are a couple. They get through the first ro [...]

    • Lucinda says:

      I was so pleased to have had the oportunity of being presented with this novel, as it really suprised me and after reading it all i could say was 'wow'! Once in a while an author comes along with a particular novel that suprises you and if you have not herd of them before then you really begin to wonder why, as Mandy is such an author. This novel was heart-warming and meaningful with a really complex but thought prevoking plot that makes the reader 'think'. It is something that anyone can really [...]

    • Katie Mettner says:

      Knowing Me Knowing You was a fun read in true chick lit style. Kate struggles to get on as a single mom and falls into a game show situation set up by her evil dragon lady boss. Much distress, misunderstanding and silliness ensues, but through it all Kate learns how to get on with life, get over her heartbreak and get even, with her ex. Mandy takes you on a ride that reminds you why drinking too much wine can be bad for your judgement, why keeping your heart closed can cause you more pain and wh [...]

    • CuteBadger says:

      I'm not averse to well-written chick lit (though I hate that name for the genre) and got this as a freebie for my Kindle. I hadn't read anything by this author before so had no idea what to expect. As with a lot of chick lit belief has to be suspended from time to time but in the main I enjoyed the book and liked the characters. There was only one real false note for me and that involved the characters we're meant to love doing something I felt was cruel to another character in order to get even [...]

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