“About Can’t Buy Me Love:
Sometimes, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do….
It’s the sixties, and London might be swinging, but not for our girl, Edith. Raised in a miserable home full of anger and hate, life for poor Edith seems to hold little hope. But she finds plenty when she teams up with her older gay cousin, Ronnie, who makes it his mission to re-shape her, like a real-life Cinderella, into the fabulous young woman he knows she deserves to be.
Once free of her abusive father and her weak, defenseless mother, her transformation is swift and dramatic. Suddenly, life is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns, as Edith’s coming of age becomes a roller-coaster ride of glorious highs and frightening lows, until her father comes back to haunt her. But will a dazzling, yet thoroughly unconventional, Prince Charming step up to claim her? And, if so, where will it take her and where will it end? Who will win, and who will lose?
This special ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ BONUS EDITION offers the first two of six volumes in the ‘The Cost of Loving’ Series. If you like stories of success over adversity, family dramas and sexual diversity, then you will love Martin Humphries’ bitter-sweet voyage of discovery through some of the most exciting years in living memory. Years chock full of changes of every kind, when being gay usually spelled trouble with a capital T.
Steam Level: low to moderate
Written by: Martin Humphries