My Perfect Stranger: A hilarious love story by the bestselling author of One Day in December

My Perfect Stranger: A hilarious love story by the bestselling author of One Day in December

by Kat French

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ISBN-13: 9780007577613
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 96,089
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kat lives in England with her husband, two little boys and two crazy cats. She loves all things romance - reading it, watching it, and most of all, writing it. Mildly addicted to wine and fairy lights.

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The Piano Man Project 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Honeysuckle Jones hasn't had much luck with men so her two BFFs (as always when girls have friends in books there are two of them and they are extremely irritating) decide to try to set her up with a man, for some reason they decide that a pianist would be ideal, because he would be good with his hands, so they set her up on a series of blind dates with men who play the piano, or teach music, or something equally vaguely related to music. At the same time her boss announces that the company that owns the charity shop that she works for, and the old people's home attached to it, have decided to sell the buildings for redevelopment. Honey will be out of a job and the old people, many of whom are her friends, will be "rehomed". Nevertheless, despite all her bad luck Honey remains relentlessly optimistic. A new man has moved into the flat that shares a hallway with Honey's, what she doesn't know is that the new neighbour is Benedict 'Hal' Hallam, former bad boy restaurateur and adrenaline junkie, Hal had a snowboard accident that left him blind and now he is hiding away from his friends and family, drinking whisky and unable to move on from the loss of everything that meant anything to him: his job; his fiancee; and his adrenaline-fuelled lifestyle. Honey and Hal can't be more different but slowly an antagonistic relationship develops between them. Honey buys Hal whisky and food items, in return she sits at his door and talks at him, even though he rarely responds. As Honey's plans to save the retirement home become increasingly eccentric Hal is drawn into the madness and starts to emerge from the prison he's made from himself. But when the press finds out where he's hiding, and his old life comes back to claim him, what will Hal choose. If you are a fan of English romances featuring a cast of lovable but eccentric characters then this one is for you. The snarky banter between Hal and Honey is funny and the plot is enjoyable. However, I'm afraid you do have to suspend a little disbelief. First that a blind wealthy celebrity would move into a block of flats that could be afforded by a woman who works for a small local charity shop. Second that the family that does know where Hal is make no attempt to check he is okay, they even send him letters! Third, Hal doesn't seem to have any issues wandering around his flat, or Honey's or various other places despite being blind. Nevertheless, despite these minor niggles (and some issues I have with the age of the pensioners and the idea that they were adults at the time of the second world war - I'm an accountant deal with it) I really enjoyed the book and I will definitely look out for more books by Kat French.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - This is a job for a man, not a machine." Stars! I am a big fan of Kat French, her books encapsulate everything I want from a perfect summer read. Romance, laughter, a little drama, a great cast of characters, and a relatable hero and heroine. She hit the mark on every one of those requirements with The Piano Man Project as well as a few more I didn’t know I wanted but enjoyed just the same. Honey was the kind of character that you couldn’t help but like, a little hapless, easy-going to the nth degree and always in the thick of it without fully understanding quite how she had gotten herself there. Hal was the exact opposite, an ornery, grump and oh so easy to fall a little bit in love with. Their conversations, arguments, revelations and relationship in general were a total page-turner. ”The fact that you keep putting your foot in it is the best thing about you.” As I said there is a great cast of secondary characters in this one, being set in and around an old peoples home, you can imagine the breadth and diversity of the people that Honey comes into contact with on a day-to-day basis, add into that mix her friends slightly uptight Nell and party-girl Tash and all bases were pretty much covered. ”Kissing you is better than sex with anyone else.” I think the best thing about The Piano Man Project is that the author keeps you guessing right up until almost the end as to whom Honey may or may not end up with, it made it such an easy read to immerse myself in, and I didn’t want to put it down. If you want something not too heavy, but extremely entertaining this book is certainly one I would 100% urge you to consider. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.