I am old school, I don’t like talking about money. My parents said that was crass. However, I’m certain the only reason they didn’t mention that talking about sex is crass was because they never considered that possibility!

Just My Luck

Just My Luck

It used to be agreed that talking about money, politics or religion in polite society was a no-no. How boring must dinner parties have been?! Things have relaxed; I’m comfortable talking about two of those three but money-talk leads to unnecessary aggro. If you ask me what I earn, I’ll tell you ‘Enough’. If you ask me what my engagement ring cost, I don’t know the answer. If you ask me what my house cost, I’ll be aghast – I mean people, use your heads, you can look that up online if you care.

Talking about money makes people feel embarrassed, resentful, inadequate or patronised. Why bring that rubbish to the fore?

However, no one is ever jealous or aggrieved if I talk about sex. Only the very squeamish are embarrassed. Talking about my sex life generally makes people laugh and I like to be entertaining. Who? When? Best? Lack of desire, desire for more? It’s almost as interesting as school league tables.

By Adele Parks author of JUST MY LUCK, out now in paperback published by HQ HarperCollins £8.99

About Just My Luck 

It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything. For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, they’ve discussed the important stuff – kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner. But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever. Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share...

About Adele Parks 

ADELE PARKS was born in North Yorkshire. She is the author of twenty bestselling novels including the recent Sunday Times Number One hits Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck. She’s an ambassador for The National Literacy Trust and a judge for the Costa. Adele has lived in Botswana, Italy and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.

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