Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young

Monday 31 July 2017

Having spoken to the police, Robert tells Michelle that Rich has a cast iron alibi and couldn't be the vandal. Robert offers Chesney £5k as a goodwill gesture. To Adam's annoyance, Chesney accepts, glad to put the whole thing to rest. Robert admits he's going to struggle to pay Chesney. Michelle offers to help him out but Robert won't hear of it. Whilst nobody's looking, Robert grabs some cash out of the bistro till and heads off to the casino. In desperation, Robert gambles away his cash, hoping he'll drop lucky.

When Leanne explains that it's not working out at the Rovers, Eva insists she can move in with she and Aidan. But when Steve suggests to Leanne that she and Oliver move in with him so they can share child minding duties, will Leanne agree to give it a go?

Erica starts work at the bistro. She's mortified when Dev and Mary park themselves at a table explaining that they're there to offer her moral support.

Billy worries that Summer is bottling up her grief. When Michelle spots Will on the new dating app Maria is using, she encourages Maria to get in touch with him. Adam warns Eva not to sign her new office job contract until he's checked it over. Craig admits to Sophie and Chesney that he may be fired from the police force because of the way he obtained the evidence against Neil.

Monday 31 July 2017

As the croupier calls final bets, Robert places his last chips on red. Telling Robert how disappointed she is, Michelle leaves him to it. Will Robert's gamble pay off? Back on the street, Robert's horrified to see that Michelle's car has been vandalised. After persuading Luke to fix it before Michelle sees it, Robert returns home and apologises to Michelle for his behaviour. Michelle snuggles up to Robert, relieved there have been no more attacks. Robert hides his unease.

Steve and Leanne are clearly enjoying being the doting parents. Steve and Leanne practise the controlled crying technique with Oliver in the hope he'll learn to sleep through.

Clearly fed up with Dev, Erica flirts with Zeedan and tells Liz she can share her room at No.7 and Dev can have the sofa. But when Dev confides in Erica that he's had an offer for the gym but if he accepts it, it'll scupper Kevin's sale of the garage, Erica encourages him to go for it.

Maria arranges a date with Will and they meet in the Rovers. Aidan watches jealously. When Bethany finds out that Craig's at the police station being given his marching orders, she feels terrible. Having revealed that he's dumped his girlfriend, Luke offers to cook dinner for Alya. Alya is quietly thrilled but as they sit down to eat, they're interrupted by Robert who begs Luke to fix Michelle's car window. Alya is disappointed. Summer cries for her dad. Todd and Billy wish they could fix things for her.

Wednesday 2 August 2017

When Dev reveals his plans to expand his kebab shop empire and offers Erica the job of project manager, she's thrilled. Erica confides in Liz that she's changed her mind about Dev, but Liz is sceptical. When Mary overhears Tim lambasting Kevin for doing the dirty on Anna with Erica, she hurries to find Dev. Kevin confronts Dev, furious that his buyer for the garage has pulled out since they intend to buy the gym instead. Howeverm Kevin is shocked when Dev turns on him and reveals he knows about his dalliance with Erica. As the men square up to each other, Anna tells Dev that Erica did all the running and luckily Kevin saw sense and left her high and dry in a hotel room.

When Chesney confides in Gemma how much he's dreading Rich's court case, she warns him to watch his back. Chesney feels worse than ever. Robert meets up with Rich and warns him that the attacks have got to stop. Rich denies all knowledge

Toyah chats to Izzy about surrogacy and realises it could be the way forward for her.

After another sleepless night with Oliver, Leanne and Steve are at their wits' end. In an attempt to bond with Summer, Billy and Todd obtain some scrap metal from Tyrone and try to build a robot (something she used to do with her dad). Will Summer be impressed at their efforts? Nicola calls at No.11 with the DNA results. Phelan's thrilled to discover he's her dad.

Friday 4 August 2017

Having observed how well Steve and Leanne are getting on, Liz wonders if they've a future together. Meanwhile, Toyah and Eva persuade a reluctant Leanne to have a night out and leave Steve to baby sit. Leanne borrows one of Eva's dresses but when she returns home dressed to the nines, and admits that she'd rather have a night in with a DVD, Steve is quietly thrilled. When Leanne then presents him with County shirts for he and Oliver, Steve is overwhelmed and asks Leanne to marry him. Leanne is stunned.

When Michelle overhears Alya telling Kate how Robert called at their flat and asked Luke to fix Michelle's car window but to keep it a secret, Michelle is furious and rails at Robert for lying to her yet again.

Having heard how Erica cheated on their dad, Asha and Aadi decide to take revenge and drop water bombs from the Underworld balcony. Unfortunately, they target Liz instead of Erica and Dev is livid.

Will drops by and arranges another date with Maria. Having assured Maria she's totally cool with her seeing Will, Michelle suggests they all meet in the bistro for a drink together. When Billy sets about building a robot, it's clear he's clueless and Summer finds herself showing him what to do. Billy is delighted.

Friday 4 August 2017

Leanne is incredulous and, after listing all the reasons it would be a bad idea for them to get married, she heads out. Steve kicks himself, has he blown it? Leanne calls in the Rovers and, knocking back the vodka, tells Eva and Toyah how Steve proposed to her. But when Toyah and Eva crack jokes about Steve, Leanne becomes defensive.

With the atmosphere between Robert and Michelle distinctly frosty, Maria suggests to Will they head into town. Glad to escape, Michelle offers them a lift. As Michelle sits alone in a bar, she's becomes aware she's being watched.

When Gina overhears Mary berating the children for their revenge attack on Erica, she's pleased to realise Dev may now be single. Erica tears a strip off Mary for blabbing to Dev. When Mary defends her actions, Erica turns on her, telling her she only ever felt sorry for her. Mary is hurt. Gina marches up to Dev in the Rovers, tells him he's had a lucky escape where Erica's concerned. But is Dev ready to let Erica go?

Elsewhere, Phelan visits a church. In the confessional he tells the priest he deserves punishment for all his wrong doing. Phelan returns home and apologises to Nicola for standing her up and suggests they meet up tomorrow. Nicola is not happy. Having built a robot, Billy and Summer admire their handywork. Billy assures her he's not looking to replace Drew but hopes they can be friends. Toyah is shocked to discover Eva's fake pregnancy.

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