'Jimmy arrived on his bike with a smile on his face. He had ridden practically all the way without holding on to the handlebars. It was a sort of dare and celebration. It had been tricky around the hosepipes and the tramlines were always a hazard . . .
'What's the matter with you?' his mum enquired, more than once. He knew what was the matter. He'd got a girl, a nice one at that, a looker who kissed him as though she meant it. It had transformed his whole existence. He wasn't just a scruffy book collector, carrying his job on his back; he was someone who lived it up, had a romance going, meant something to somebody else . . .'
A themed Bless 'em All quote today!
And some other appropriate books:
For those true blue romantics:
For the romantic realist (Annoyingly not yet out, order now to avoid disappointment! hee hee . . .)
For those who like their romance slightly more macabre:
And for those whose tastes run the other way entirely: