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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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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    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 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.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Mediocre

    Nice enough I suppose but nowhere near as entertaining as "Millie's Fling" which had a much more substantial plot-line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Tough to read

    I hate to pan anybody's work but this book was really tough for me to read... Story line was all over the place and yet it was so obvious as to be clear as glass... Characters (most of them) lacked development and it was just "silly" in my opinion... I am a voracious reader and love a good book but this one just did not measure up... The use of the language of England didn't add anything for me in spite of the fact that the story occurred in England...

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    Posted June 14, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    An okay book

    Alittle hard to read in some chapters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    It was cute

    The story was cute. I really do like this author. I would recommend it to someone that would like a easy read.

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