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Misfortune Cookie (Single in the City Series Book 2)

Misfortune Cookie (Single in the City Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michele Gorman
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"A fun, sassy writer who always makes me smile." Carole Matthews, Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

"Michele's writing is so engaging and witty, yet insightful and empathetic." Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"An undeniable sense of fun on every page." Nick Spalding, author of Love... From Both Sides

"Funny, warm and always entertaining, reading a Michele Gorman novel is like spending time with a favourite friend." Chrissie Manby, Sunday Times Best-Selling Author

"Gorman's writing is warm, witty, and wonderful." Matt Dunn, author of A Day At The Office

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Would you move 6,000 miles to be with the love of your life?

Hannah did. Unfortunately her plan isn't going terribly well. What was supposed to be a move to Hong Kong to start a wonderful new life with Sam is turning into a move to Hong Kong to spend occasional weekends with Sam, when he can get away from an unanticipated work assignment on the opposite side of the South China Sea. Still, she's optimistic, if woefully unprepared for the intricacies of Hong Kong. Stumbling through the alien city, which she loves, she starts to build a life for herself. Things definitely look up when she finds a great boss to work for, and her best friend Stacy moves to the city too. But alarm bells ring as Sam seems to be getting a bit too cozy with his boss. And when things start going wrong at work, Hannah can't help but wonder if she's made the biggest mistake of her life.

Praise for Michele Gorman and Misfortune Cookie

"The book describes so many wonderful things about Hong Kong, including the way of life there, what living there entails, and the scenery that I truly felt like I was there alongside Hannah." - The Book Chick

"Fans of Sex in the City, the Shopaholic series, and Lindsay Kelk's I Heart Series will appreciate Gorman's novel and her easy to root for heroine and the hilarious situations she tends to find herself in." - Novel Escapes

"Nothing misfortunate about this delicious morsel!" - Chick Lit Central

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 489 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Notting Hill Press (24 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I1DDV0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,598 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michele Gorman is the USA TODAY bestselling author of eight romantic comedies. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 16 years. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word "portion".

You can find out more about Michele by following her on twitter, Facebook and by reading her blog or website. Do chat with her online - she's always looking for an excuse to procrastinate!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was Okay 27 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know many people gave this a four or five star rating, but for me it was just an okay read. It's a great holiday, sitting by the pool story and like so many of this style, I tend to read in between heavier books to lighten the load. I wouldn't not recommend this book, just wouldn't enthuse about it as much. That said, it is well written, it's witty in places, I liked the line, 'You can't polish turd but you can roll it in glitter' (I hope I quoted from the right book) and I liked mother who popped up via text message from time to time.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious 9 Sep 2013
By jo
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After reading reviews, I thought this would be a good read-funny and entertaining, Not so. I'm glad this was a free read!
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This is one of those books that you want to forge ahead with because you want to know what happens, but you want to ration it because you don't want it to end - however, curiosity got the better of me. If you've already read Single in the CIty, you feel like you're privileged above the other characters (you feel like you're in there among them) because most are either just joining Hannah's circle, or are rejoining her in new and different circumstances, whereas you'll feel like you've made this journey with her. It keeps up the momentum of SITC but takes Hannah, her career and her relationships in different and unexpected directions. There are no stereotypes or cliches and there are many unexpected twists, turns and potholes! Nailbiting isn't normally a word I'd use to describe chick-lit - but it works with Hannah!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun chick lit exploring Hong Kong culture 14 Nov 2012
By Hannah
Format:Kindle Edition
Misfortune Cookie allowed Michele's readers and Hannah's fans to decide the direction the story would take and oh what a beauty they chose! After moving to Hong Kong to be with her boyfriend, Sam, Hannah has come to realise that there is in fact trouble in paradise. Sam is away in Vietnam for work more often than he's home and they aren't living together. At all. On top of that she is positive that he's cheating on her.

Where Single in the City was published by Penguin in the UK, Misfortune Cookie was self published and I honestly couldn't tell the difference. Michele is a fantastic writer who has done a fine job of bringing Hannah and her surroundings to life in the minds of her readers. I felt immersed into the Hong Kong culture alongside Hannah because the descriptions of the locale and the colours made it feel all that much more real. It definitely helped that Michele did her research by living there, in Hong Kong, for a time. What dedication! And as well as the immersion into a different culture, we get, once again, to follow Hannah as she fumbles along and explores it in her own unique way.

I think I would have liked a new romantic interest for Hannah just to mix things up a little bit but I didn't feel as though anything was lacking in the story because there is so much else going on that it didn't really need new men. I guess I just wanted to see her happy. I loved exploring the culture through her eyes, and I loved that this time she had her best friend along for it! One thing I learned that I adore about Hannah while reading Misfortune Cookie is how perfectly imperfect she is. She's not skinny and she's not athletic but she's entirely comfortable with herself and visibly grows up during the course of Misfortune Cookie, and she loves her friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Sequel - More Hannah, Please! 13 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Misfortune Cookie is a fantastic sequel to Gorman's 'Single in the City' -- as entertaining and as humorous as the first. I loved watching main character Hannah adapt to her new environs in Hong Kong; the author's vivid descriptions of the city really made it come alive. I was pleased to see Hannah come into her own in this novel, both in her career and in love. With a lovable cast of characters and a bubbling storyline, I'd definitely recommend this! In fact, I want more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feel Like taking a trip to Hong Kong ! 2 Sep 2012
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Having just finished Misfortune Cookie I have a great urge to book a trip to Hong Kong as the writer's descriptive writing pulls you in and makes you feel as if you are walking around seeing the sights with the characters.

There was some great humour in this book especially surround language translation my favourite which comes to mind is translation of numbers which results in a very funny and yet very rude comment!

As quick as I warmed to the main character Hannah is as quick as I took to loathing her boyfriend Sam, he got my back up from the moment I met him in this book, after his girlfriend has moved 6000 miles to be with him and yet he doesn't even let her live with him or have the decency to stay in the country! Hannah was a great character although I was a little shocked at how easy it came to her to up sticks and move across the country to be with her boyfriend but then this is what happens in fiction and that's why I love it so much as it is so extreme and different from my life.

One thing I didn't realise is this book is a carry on from the authors first book Single In The City but I still enjoyed this book I just feel maybe the characters would have felt a little more developed if I had read the first book. I enjoyed the authors writing style and I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read 22 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Admittedly when you first read the title of this novel some will feel their own internal pun machine groan. But don't be put off; Hannah is our heroine, a young American who follows her boyfriend across the globe to be with him, initially ecstatic she realises that her idea relationship may not be so ideal after all.

This book has some wonderful moments and characters in it. The most interesting and sympathetic is the main character's best friend Stacy, or "Stace" as she is referred to throughout. Stace is loyal, clear-headed and very attached to our dysfunctional heroine. She is also incredibly patient with the bad decisions the main character constantly makes. Another interesting character in the story is Peter or "Pete". He is the best friend of Sam (boyfriend of our heroine Hannah). He is initially painted as rude and unnecessarily vicious towards our heroine, but as the story develops his character deepens. The ending "makes" this book despite the slightly insane globetrotting element and Hannah's frustrating blind devotion to her boyfriend. When I read it, I was convinced I knew how it was going to end from the start but I was very happy to find I was wrong. The ending is a message of hope and empowerment rather than finding your man; something every girl is happy to hear!

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