Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young

Monday 5 September 2016

Leanne tries in vain to get hold of Nick, worried about his state of mind and what he might do. Nick calls at the Rovers and, fixing Steve with a steely glare, orders him to come with him, telling him he needs to discuss the bistro takeaway service. Steve nervously follows Nick out while Michelle's left none the wiser. Nick drives Steve to a piece of waste ground and confronts him about the baby. Steve is horrified to realise Leanne has told Nick the truth but swears that he wants nothing to do with it, his life is with Michelle and she's also expecting his baby. When Leanne calls in at the Rovers looking for Nick, she's perturbed to find out from Michelle that he and Steve headed off together in Nick's car. Nick types a text to Michelle telling her that Steve's the father of Leanne's baby and threatens to send it unless Steve promises to move away. When Steve refuses, pointing out his whole life is here, Nick sends the text and Steve reels.

Having overheard Todd telling Tracy that he's booked a night at a posh hotel for he and Billy, Sean's overcome with jealousy and is determined to wreak revenge.

Beth prepares a full English breakfast for Kirk, hoping to win him round. She's put out to discover he has already left for the day and is clearly avoiding her. Sally is not best pleased to have Craig kipping on the sofa but Tim insists he's got nowhere else to go.

In the salon, Audrey and Maria are thrilled to see that they've made it through to the final of the Regional Stylists' Awards. Bethany confides in Gary that she has to attend a meeting at the school with Lauren and Lauren's Mum and wonders if he would come too in support. But Gary insists it's not his place to go and that Bethany should take her Mum.

Monday 5 September 2016

Steve is devastated, convinced Nick has destroyed his marriage. Michelle's phone beeps, and seeing that the incoming text is from Nick, Leanne nervously hides the phone. But when Michelle's phone rings in Leanne's pocket, Leanne is forced to hand it over, making out she picked it up by accident. As Michelle reads Nick's text, Leanne's heart is in her mouth. Meanwhile, Steve rails at Nick for ruining his life. Nick attempts to establish control, insisting it'll be his name on the child's birth certificate. Will Steve agree and can Nick move forward with Leanne now he knows the truth?

At Eva's insistence, Sean phones the hotel back and rebooks Todd's room. Having arrived at the hotel, Todd reveals he's booked them a double room. To Todd's delight, Billy suggests they head straight upstairs. Todd and Billy romp on the bed but Todd makes an ill-judged joke about Billy's religion. Billy takes offence and quickly backs off. Deeply frustrated, Todd tells Billy a relationship without sex isn't a proper relationship and storms out. Billy calls at Eva's flat and clearly upset, worries he's just ruined the best relationship he's ever had.

In the factory, Kirk assures Beth that she's a great Mum but he feels left out when he only wants to help. Hugging him, Beth assures Kirk he's a crucial part of her family. Tim confides in Craig that he let Faye down when she was a baby and everyone deserves a second chance. Craig takes his words on board. Craig tells Sally that after some wise words from Tim, he'd appreciate it if she could have a word with Beth and help him to iron out their differences.

Sarah accuses Gary of spending too much time with Bethany and questions his motives. Gary is furious and suggests she should talk to Bethany. Sarah confronts Bethany, demanding to know if Gary's been coming on to her. Will Bethany finally come clean about her bullying ordeal? Over a bottle of wine, Maria helps Caz with her CV. It's clear Caz is starting to have feelings for her.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

To Phelan and Vinny's annoyance, Eileen insists she wants to be heavily involved in their building project, having invested Jason's money in it. Meanwhile, Todd calls at the vicarage and tells Billy how sorry he is for ruining their evening. Billy kisses him passionately and leads him upstairs. With the intention of keeping Eileen out of the way, Phelan tells her he'd like to make her Concepts Executive which will mean travelling to various design shows. Eileen is flattered, although Todd is scathing. Eileen tears a strip off Todd and tells him that if can't be civil to Phelan he can find somewhere else to live. Todd returns to Billy's saying he can't stand by and watch Phelan ripping his family off any longer.

Sarah apologises to Gary and explains that she's spoken to Bethany and would be grateful if he would accompany her to the meeting at school. At the meeting, Lauren shows the Head Teacher the bruise on her arm and makes out that she's the victim and Bethany's the bully. Sarah is incensed. The Head calls for order, announcing he's suspending both Lauren and Bethany. Sarah thanks Gary for his support. Gary voices his concerns about Bethany's gym routine and suggests she might be pushing herself too hard.

Having received a text from Sally inviting she and Kirk to a mediation session with Craig, Beth is hopeful for a reconciliation. With Sally acting as mediator, Craig tells Beth how much he loves her but how hurt he is that she lied to him about his Dad.

When Gemma moans about her lousy job, Dev lifts her spirits by promoting her to Assistant Manager. Gail confides in Audrey that she found David's blood stained hoodie under his pillow and she's worried he's not coping as well as they thought.

Friday 9 September 2016

With Bethany suspended from school, David agrees to let her work in the salon for the day. Bethany sweeps up and pours her heart out to David and admits how much she misses Kylie. Lauren calls in at the salon and, finding Bethany alone, enjoys putting the frighteners on her. David returns and Bethany floods with relief. Making out it's time they all buried the hatchet, David sends Bethany out for coffees and insists Lauren must have a free hair do. As a delighted Lauren settles back for a blow dry, David fingers the scissors in his pocket.

Excited, Caz hugs Maria explaining she's got an interview later that day. But Kate rows with Caz in the street, accusing her of using Maria and spills coffee down Caz's interview suit. Meanwhile, Audrey feels unwell and suggests Maria finds someone else to take to the Regional Stylists' Awards. When Maria invites Luke to be her plus one at the awards do, he accepts immediately, hopeful they might get back together.

Todd tells Eileen that he's moved into the rectory with Billy. Having overheard, Sean is deeply hurt and Billy feels terrible. With Todd gone, Sean asks Eileen if he can move back in.

Telling Bethany that she's been spending too much time at the gym, Sarah reveals she's cancelled her membership. Bethany is annoyed. Gary hands Sarah a refund and warns her to keep an eye on Bethany. Clocking their exchange from across the street, Izzy's puzzled. Craig writes a letter to his Dad and shows it to Faye. Faye's impressed but after a change of heart, Craig chucks it in the bin.

Friday 9 September 2016

Chopping a chunk out of Lauren's hair, David tells her that if she ever bullies Bethany again it'll be her throat next time. Threatening to call the police, Lauren flees the salon, scared witless. Gemma watches her go. When Bethany realises what David's done to Lauren, she's beside herself, worried he's made matters worse. The police call at the salon and question David over Lauren's allegations. David makes out Lauren booked a haircut but changed her mind half way through. When Gemma backs him up, will the police accept his story? Back at the Platts', David assures Gail he's binned the blood stained hoodie and is determined to move on with his life. Gail is relieved. But having set up a fake profile online, David sends a friend request to Macca.

Sporting a tux, Luke meets up with Maria. Maria's heart sinks, worried he's reading more into their date than she intended. As they set off to the awards ceremony, they find a teary Caz at the bus stop, explaining she's missed her interview. Telling Luke to wait for her in the Rovers, Maria takes Caz home. Caz opens up to Maria and admits she misses the army and is finding it tough adapting to normal life. Realising Caz needs her support, Maria calls a gutted Luke and cancels their date. Back at the flat as Maria gets changed, Caz can't help watching admiringly!

At the rectory, Todd produces a DVD and suggests a cosy night in but the mood is ruined when Billy admits he feels it's too soon for them to be living together.

Faye dupes Kirk into revealing which prison Craig's Dad is being held in.

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