PUB DATE: June 2009
I have to send a huge Thank You to Danielle at Sourcebooks for sending me this book. She has introduced me to a fantastic UK author that I probably would never had read otherwise.
I loved this book and I can't wait to read her Millie's Fling.
I have to say right off that there is alot of characters in the book. There is Miranda, Chloe, Bev, Fenn, Florence, Danny, Greg, Bruce, Miles, Johnnie and a bunch of other characters which all have small parts in the book. Even though there is alot of characters and story lines happening, it was really nice to see that they all play a part in Miranda's life and they all came together in the end.
Miranda is a young trainee at a hair salon. Her boss is the famous Fenn Lomax. She's constantly late and always has the greatest excuses for being late which Fenn never believes. Miranda is a sweet and kind person who goes out of her way to make everyone around her happy. She even makes it a point to give half her lunch to a homeless guy and brings him gloves (which she takes from the salon after a customer left them behind) Then she discovers that the homeless guy (Danny) really isn't homeless but that he is a making a documentary about life on the street and they want Miranda to okay her part. She is mad at first but then they become friends and perhaps more?
Chloe is married to Greg and works at Bruce's store. Greg and Chloe seem to have the perfect relationship until Chloe tells Greg that she is pregnant. He isn't happy and he lets her know. He leaves her because it hates the fact that Chloe broke their wedding promise about not having kids. Chloe decides that she will have the baby. When money becomes tight she decided to look for another place. Thankfully Bruce's mother Florence tells Chloe that she can move in with her tell she gets on her feet again.
Greg takes tickets that Chloe had for a celebrity event and goes with his friend to the event in hopes to meet Daisy. Its at this party that Miranda and Greg meet. They hit it off instantly and quickly become a couple and then engaged. Greg hasn't told Miranda about Chloe and swears he never will.
Now as any good book would go of course we know that fate plays a part and the paths of Miranda and Chloe cross. They are now housemates with Florence. How will this play out in the book? Will Chloe realize who the man in Miranda's life really is?
I loved Miranda and I felt bad for her when she found out about Greg and what he did to her. He got what he deserved in my opinion. Then when she found Miles (the race car driver who was at Grand Prix in Montreal) It was sad to see that didn't work out and it wasn't by choice. Then there is Danny will he be able to win Miranda's heart in the end?
There was alot of love happening in the book. Florence got her man in the end and even Chloe got hit with the love bug while she was having her baby.
These are two cover images I found online for the books. I really like the one with the drawings on it. Which one do you like?
The next book set to be released this fall in North America is Millie's Fling. I am really excited and can't wait to read it. I am sure it will be fantastic. I love reading chick lit and I am loving Jill's books. If you haven't read anything by Jill yet then you really need to pick it up.