Samantha is bored with her life and her husband. She wanted to travel the world with Miles, but this plan was put off when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. She has a crush on Vikram Jawanda and on Jake, a twenty-one year old member of a boy band her daughter likes. She kisses Andrew Price at Howard's party.
She is not happy about Miles' Council ambitions, and sends Howard a nasty anonymous letter about him. She does not vote in the election.
In the end of the book, Samantha and Miles have a row but reconciliate. Samantha tells Miles she would like to join the Parish Council.