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Take a Chance on Me

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

cute

Enjoyed it- a lot and will read more from this talented writer.

posted by laura24 on January 5, 2012

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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Very cute, will read more by this author.

3 1/2 stars.

This was my first book by Jill Mansell and I must say I enjoyed it. It's not what I would call a "Romance Novel", it's more Chick Lit but it's British. Would that be Brit Lit? Is that a term?

Moving on.... This book was cute. Cleo is a young single wo...
3 1/2 stars.

This was my first book by Jill Mansell and I must say I enjoyed it. It's not what I would call a "Romance Novel", it's more Chick Lit but it's British. Would that be Brit Lit? Is that a term?

Moving on.... This book was cute. Cleo is a young single woman who thinks she's found the perfect man, until she finds out he's not. That's okay, right? She's got a fun job, a wonderful best friend and a place of her own. Then HE comes back into town - Johnny LaVenure, her childhood nemesis. He's rich and famous and makes her feel like she's back in school again. But he's here to stay, and she keeps running into him...and really, he's so nice now....

I really enjoyed Cleo and Johnny's story. I rooted for them throughout the book. Not from the beginning of course, I thought he was such a smarmy guy, but, just like he did with Cleo, he won me over :)

Meanwhile, Cleo's sister Abbie is having her own crisis, and her best friend Ash is trying to sort out his love life, with the ex-wife of Cleo's ex-boyfriend! Tie that in with Abbie's husband's secret (it's not what you think!) and there's a whole lot going on... There were a lot of POVs in this book, which threw me a bit .

I haven't read many books by British authors, this was a bit different for me and I liked the bits of British slang and overall "feel" of the writing. I laughed a lot, Cleo is a spunky leading lady, sometimes even if she doesn't want to be. The tension between Cleo and Johnny was good. I didn't like the storyline about her sister so much, but it did tie in nicely with Cleo's story. Now I want to go visit the UK. In lieu of that, I will definitely be checking out Ms. Mansell's backlist.

posted by BookAddictPatti on March 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Not Mansell's Best

    This is the 4th Mansell book I've read. Loved her other 3 including Nadia Knows Best, which I thought was genious. Take a Chance sounded cute, but in reality the characters weren't that lovable. The characters were too pathetic and even though the end is like other Mansell's books, this one lacked substance. It didn't develop the characters into people you 'd want to meet in real life. So far this is my least favorite by far. Glad I only paid 2.99 and not $10 like it was listed for previously. Regardless, I love Mansell,hoping this is the only dud!

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