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The Case of the Missing Boyfriend [Kindle Edition]

Nick Alexander
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Book Description

The Number 1 Ebook hit: over 270,000 copies sold to date

Thirty-nine year old CC is living the urban dream: a high-powered job in advertising, a beautiful flat, and a wild bunch of gay friends to spend the weekends with. And yet she feels like the Titanic - slowly, inexorably, and against all expectation, sinking.

The truth is, CC would rather be digging turnips on a remote farm than convincing the masses to buy a life-changing pair of double-zippered jeans - rather be snuggling at home with the Missing Boyfriend than playing star fag-hag in London's latest coke-spots. But sightings of men without weird fetishes or secret wives are rarer than an original metaphor, and CC fears that pursuing the Good Life alone will just leave her feeling even more isolated.

Could her best friend's pop-psychology be right? Are the horrors of CC's past preventing her from moving on? And if CC finally does confront her demons, will she find the Missing Boyfriend? Or is it already too late?

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"The Case of the Missing Boyfriend is a bittersweet, bang-up-to-date take on the eternal quest for love."
-- Rupert Smith (author of Man's World).

"This deft novel will delight readers." --Book Marks - March 2011

"A book that will appeal not only to women, it will also strike hard at the hearts of gay men and all of their friends - chic lit with intelligence." --Alex Hopkins, Out There Magazine, March 2011

About the Author

Nick Alexander is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Photographer's Wife, The Half-Life of Hannah, The Case of the Missing Boyfriend and The French House. He lives in the southern French Alps with three rescue cats, three (nameless) goldfish and a complete set of Almodovar films.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 589 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 2919595091
  • Publisher: Corvus (1 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UE6HZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (697 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I'm the author of eleven novels:

The Photographer's Wife (2014).

Two novels featuring Hannah
- The Half-Life of Hannah (2012)
- Other Halves (2013)

Two novels featuring CC
- The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend (2011)
- The French House (1st April 2013)

The Fifty Reasons Series, following the life of lovelorn Mark
- 50 Reasons to Say Goodbye (2004)
- Sottopassaggio (2006)
- Good Thing, Bad Thing (2007)
- Better Than Easy (2009)
- Sleight Of Hand (2011)

And the standalone novel
- 13:55 Eastern Standard Time (2008)

The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend was my first big kindle hit, reaching number #1 in Amazon's kindle chart, and remaining in the top ten for over six weeks. It was the 27th best selling ebook in the UK for the whole of 2011.

The Half-Life of Hannah also reached #1 and sold over 300,000 copies to date, as has The French House.

Please note that there are multiple Nick Alexanders on Amazon, and any titles not in the list above are not by me, and so I'm not responsible for their contents. Thus "Almost Free", "Station Road", and "The Talking Wall" are NOT by me.

I live in the southern French Alps with two mogs (Paloma-Paquita & Leon-Pedro), three (nameless) goldfish and a complete set of Almodovar films.

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, didn't want it to end! 13 April 2011
By F.Allan
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book by the author I have read, and I will definately move on to some of his other titles. The characters are all well formed and thought out, and I liked that the story wasn't predictable and has many happy and sad twists and turns.

I would love there to be a sequel to find out what happens next, it is well worth paying for and I would whole-heartedly recommend the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable story xxx 6 Feb. 2013
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
I enjoyed this story, it took me a few chapters to fully settle into the story but when I did I found myself immersed in what was happening and I was always keen to read on to find out what the next chapter had in store.

I warmed to CC as a character straight away, she's easy to like and as she progresses throughout the story she is easy to understand and more of her personality is revealed, enabling the reader to perhaps connect with her character that little bit more. Her journey was very compelling to read as she went through the highs and lows of her life, her struggles and of course the scenarios of being single and the missing boyfriend. I didn't warm to the other characters as much as I hoped to, even though they were very well-written, but that didn't affect my enjoyment of the book one bit.

I found this story had a real mix of emotions in it. There are some seriously funny moments and scenarios that will make you smile, but on the other end there are a few twists and turns and even some sad moments that will take you a bit by surprise. As well as a bit of a roller coaster ride, the plots are intriguing and will have you turning the pages to see what happens next.

The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend is an easy to read, enjoyable story with a mix of scenarios and emotions to keep you glued to the pages. Try this!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy and Enjoyable read, perfect as a Holiday book 19 April 2011
By Stacy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had never read a Nick Alexander book until now and to be honest wasn't sure what to expect - a male written novel with a central female character, I was intrigued.

The character of CC is written in a well rounded, exciting and realistic way, as are the other 'main' characters, I particularly enjoyed the Victor character and the part he played throughout the story. All in all this is an extremely easy book to read, it took me 3 sittings of an hour or so each to finish it. Really, it's the perfect holiday read.

On the downside, I found the plot of CC's mother and the Morroccan lad slightly unbelievable and the tangent in which the book went off when CC decided she was a humanitarian against cows being tethered in a tiny barn did, I feel stop the original flow of the book.

I am aware Alexander is himself a gay man, and his fiction is gay fiction but having as I do gay friends myself the so called 'ficticious' gay charcaters in this book were a tad cliched in parts also.

Buy this for a light, easy read. For something more substantial buy the new Freya North novel.
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105 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-crafted and enjoyable read 20 Jan. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've read all of Mr Alexander's novels (I think!) and loved every single one of them. The Case of the Missing Boyfriend is no exception! CC, the main character, is quite a gal with a great job, lovely flat in London, fabulous friends (gay and straight), an out-of-control mother and a loyal pussycat at home who often appears to be her only source of comfort in a wildly disturbing world of mad parties, (kinky) business trips abroad and speed-dating. However, CC has had quite a few knockbacks where men are concerned and with her biological clock ominously ticking, all she really wants to do is settle down with the right man, move to the country and live the good life. But, the main ingredient (the boyfriend!) is of course missing from her life and continues to elude her despite her friends' constant encouragement to forget her hangups about casual sex and to seize any opportunity whilst she still can. Often hilarious, often rather sad and poignant, but always entertaining, this is another wonderfully crafted story full of interesting characters who come alive to such a degree that you feel as if you have just taken part in a scene yourself. Incredible! Does CC find that elusive perfect man? Will her mother marry that 23 year old Moroccan toy boy? Can her best friend Mark make it work with Ian? Will Danny ever recover from his depression? Read the book and find out. You won't be disappointed.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and well written! 25 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A few days ago I read No Cure for the Broken Hearted and thought that the author should have told the story from a male perspective because I didn't think that he did the female perspective with enough authenticity. Nick Alexander on the other hand does the female perspective incredibly well. I got this book free (I grab all free books and read them when I have the time) and I perhaps wouldn't have bought it even though it is now only cheaply priced as I hadn't read the author's work before. I'm so glad I snapped it up when I did because I would have missed a fantastic book!

Nick writes CC's character with an astonishing sensitivity. He captures the hope, dreams and fears of woman at a pivotal point in her life as though he has experienced these issues himself. I can relate especially to anger CC feels on receiving news of her ex and his new family, when he had always insisted that he had never wanted a family and she had stifled her own inclinations and wishes to keep him happy.

Yet another great author I have discovered through cheap and free Kindle books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good book but not good enough for a five star review.
Published 10 days ago by Tinks
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable read!
I've read a few of Nick Alexander's books, and always found them a nice light hearted easy read. This one is no different, but probably my favourite so far. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Jc
1.0 out of 5 stars Read the French House and really enjoyed it, so thought I'd read the...
Read the French House and really enjoyed it, so thought I'd read the prequel. I managed two chapters! What a disappointment.
Published 19 days ago by ms n sturman
5.0 out of 5 stars Light weight read, great for your hols!
Very funny in parts, sad in others, enjoyed it hugely. A girlie read.
Published 25 days ago by Sarah Morgan
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read
Enjoyable read, well written, perfect for chilling on a journey or on holiday. The messages within the book make it worth the time
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Brilliant book, couldn't put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lillie about 5th. The boyfriend
Loved this book. Cc is funny innocent and charming wrapped in package of Jimmy Choos and designer threads. Read more
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