I must have been asleep or something for the last few months or so as I had no idea there was a third "Love..." story out until I stumbled on this by chance a few days ago. I had high hopes for this one, as I had loved and still remembered the plots for the first two, and it lived up to all expectations.
The story picks up three years after "Love... and Sleepless Nights", which has seen Jamie and Laura fall into a set pattern in life trying to support their intelligent three-year-old daughter, so when Laura is offered a job abroad, it sets them on a new adventure. There's plenty of laughs in all chapters - you really have to wonder how all these things can happen to one family, but they can equally happen to you or someone you know. It is laugh-out-loud funny - I did get some strange looks from my colleagues while I was reading this on my lunch breaks. The timing is brilliant too - just as you think it's all going to go well and then comes the funny part. But there is also a serious issue for them to deal with, understandable with all the changes they've faced, and it adds a new dimension to the characters.
If you've read "Love... From Both Sides" and "Love... and Sleepless Nights", then this is highly recommended reading. If you have not read the first two books, then it is not essential to have read the first two, as you pick it up quite quickly and there's few references to the first two stories, although you would have a better understanding of the characters if you did read them. Besides, why read one funny book when you can read three?
A brilliant story which only took a couple of days to complete and had a feel-good factor. Nick Spalding has pulled another one out of the bag. Five stars every day of the week.