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Solo [Kindle Edition]

Jill Mansell
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'Jill Mansell is in a different league' (Sun)

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When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend Holly to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early. For parties full of strangers bored the knickers off Tessa and this one proved to be no exception - until she encountered Ross Monahan, whose wicked reputation was as high profile as the hotel he owned and ran with such panache. But whilst Holly set about ensnaring his reluctant brother Max, Tessa simply accepted Ross for what he was, a sensational one-night stand...until she realised, weeks later, that one-night stands can have far-reaching consequences...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 713 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (10 Feb 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TZ3EMK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time.
Actually that's not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet Tweeting and marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she's completely run out of displacement activities does she actually write.
Follow Jill on Twitter at @JillMansell.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Mansell, New Mansell - they're all great! 9 Nov 2002
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Does anyone write this type of story better than Jill Mansell? Such a knack for mixing fantasy and reality, glamourous jet-setters and down-to-earth folks. She's really in a class of her own, and Solo is one of her best. Although it's an earlier novel, re-released recently, it truly stands the test of time. Tessa and Holly are unlikely best friends, but best friends to nth degree they are. Holly, flamboyant and spoiled has fallen for Max. Max, a handsome, wealthy hotel owner (oh, yeah, he's also a best-selling author) is a teeny bit of a womanizer and loves women who are the polar opposite of over-the-top Holly. Tessa's a proud, independent, poor (but gifted) painter. She allows Holly to drag her along to a party, where she meets Max's younger brother, Ross - the business brains of the two, better looking, and more than a teensy bit of a womanizer. Tessa knows he's not her type, but she also knows a good opportunity and a one night stand ensues. Two problems - Ross falls for Tessa hard and Tessa starts craving weird foods and gaining weight 6 weeks later.Oops. Mansell mixes in a huge cast of characters, but they all have relevance to the story and are so delicious. The baddies are bad, the good guys are wonderful. Of course, you know the ending will be happy, despite some real tears along the way. I agree with another reviewer - Solo is a terrific way to bide the time until the next new Jill Mansell book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This book is absolutely brilliant-I couldn't put it down! Although the ending of the book is the usual happy love-fest (as with all of Mansell's books) this is more than made up for with the cast of well developed characters and a rollercoaster of unexpected twists and turns which cannot fail to keep the pages turning well into the night.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's stood the test of time - and it's fab!! 26 Sep 2002
Another revisited/republished Mansell classic that's stood the test of time. It's amazing that a book written such a long time ago can still be so relevant today.
Love blossoms from the most unlikely situation, but as you might expect doesn't run smoothly. This book is full of twists and turns which crop up when all appears to finally be going well! Of course you may be thinking that here lies nothing new and their timing may appear predictable but there content certainly isn't.
If your a fan of Jill Mansells other books then this one is a must, even if it's just to fill the void until she releases her next. Although the void won't last long as it's very easy to read and, as is often the way, appears to be over far too quickly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A 90s book that is still relevant today 3 May 2005
By Lis
A re-release of a Mansell classic this book stands the test of time. Its a real page turner which you dont want to put down. You really dont expect to find something originally released 14 years ago to be so relevant today but it is! Tessa a self-supporting modern woman indulges in a one-night stand...which results in an unplanned pregnancy the father? Lets just say he's someone that your mum really wouldn't approve of. This book follows the twists and turns of Tessa and Ross (the one your mum wouldn't approve of) relationship. Although Tessa is the main focus of the book, you also get involved in the troubled love life of her best friend Holly, Ross's brother Max, Ross's teenage daughter Grace - told you your mum wouldn't approve, Grace's mum Mattie. There are lots of other wonderful characters in this must read book that help to make this wonderful book such a success!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars solo...... 23 Sep 2002
As a great fan of Jill Mansells work I found "Solo" to be absolutely fantastic..the ability to relate to the main character Tessa made the whole novel an uncanny experience (Although I am yet to meet that tall handsome light and bain of my life). Tessa stands for all modern women,stubborn to the point of infuriation yet you feel she is so right yet oh so wrong!! Her relationship with her best friend is to be envied and the vibrant cast of characters makes you live and breathe their very existence! A wonderfully written piece with so much to enthrall ,madden,excite and sadden you.To miss this would be a crying shame..welcome to 'The Party'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another excellent Jill Mansell book! 23 Sep 2002
a truly entertaining Jill Mansell book. I have read all of her books and this is one of the best.Very funny and entertaining.I read it on holiday and finished it in two days!!
When Tess the central character meets Ross Monahan local hotel owner for the first time at a party one thing leads to another....! yes a one night stand!
However, Ross is a known womaniser and the next day Tess decides she's better off not getting heavily involved with him. Unfortunately things never turn out as they planned. Tess soon realises she's now eating for two and Ross realises he's completely smitten with Tess. Now all he has to do is to convince her is he is changed man and the only one for her and their new arrival.
It's harmless fun, a very light read for all lovers of chick lit!
if you enjoy this read, make sure you also read Mansell's other books, especially "perfect timing" and "open house"
can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Mansell's new book due out in november.
if you have read all Mansell's books like me, than i suggest you try Fiona Walker, or Catherine Alliott. quite alike.
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