Red Ink, Jan 2003, 12.95, 336 pp.
Between her advice on City FM radio station and her column, Lizzie Ford has become London's most popular Agony Aunt as her feedback is humorous yet practical. As successful and good her advice is, Lizzie is lonely until she meets copywriter Matt Baker at the office Christmas party when he rescues her from a bore.
Matt and Lizzie are attracted to one another and begin to see each other until they fall in love. However, Matt finally reveals that he is married for the last five years to Rachel. Lizzie refuses to be the other woman even as she crosses her fingers that Matt's unhappy marriage ends and while she provides advice to a person who seems more like his wife.
Readers desiring a humorous yet serious look at romantic triangles will enjoy Jane Sigaloff's warm romp. The story line is fun due to the first hand account by the lead female protagonist. Though the climax seems quite simplified after the gyrations of agony suffered by Lizzie, fans of contemporary tales will take delight with the lightening up of the other woman plot that is the focus of NAME & ADDRESS WITHHELD.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner