Capers In The Sauce by Laura Lockington
All Livia really wants is for her life to be simple: she'd like to make her interior design business work, see lots of her friends, and maybe find a man - if she ever meets one who knows that Smeg is a brand of kitchen appliance and not a sexually transmitted disease. But events - or more specifically Livia's friends - conspire to keep her life complicated. What with Steve's secret liaison with 'vegetable girl', Mandy's insistence that Livia hosts a dinner party to help her snare the latest object of her rather fleeting affections, and the glamorous Zena's determination to hold a party to relaunch Livia's career, the simple life just isn't an option. And the antique pistol in the bottom of her wardrobe is the final straw.