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Unsuitable Men [Kindle Edition]

Pippa Wright
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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`The bad dates are hilarious, and if you have read Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, you'll know what we mean when we say you'll get the same sniggering-on-the-bus moments... Silly fun with lots to amuse. We think it's pretty faaarrhhking brilliant.' --4 star review in Heat magazine

`A fun read' --Star magazine

'Girlie, fun and well written, this will definitely make you giggle' --Closer magazine

`Laugh-out-loud fun'
--Now magazine

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After eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life.  Even she would admit that her ex-boyfriend Martin wasn’t the most exciting man in the world – let’s face it, his idea of a rocking night was one spent discussing pension plans in a Harvester restaurant – but Rory could rely on him and, having watched her mother rack up four turbulent marriages, that’s what matters.  But when she discovers that her supposedly reliable Mr Right is a distinctly unreliable cheater, she’s forced to consider the possibility that everything she knows about relationships is wrong.   In an effort to reinvigorate both her love life and her lacklustre career at posh magazine Country House, she sets herself a mission to date as many unsuitable men as possible.  Toyboys.  Sugar daddies.  Fauxmosexuals.  Maybe the bad boys she’s never dated can show her what she’s been missing in life.  But if Mr Right can turn out to be so wrong, maybe one of her Mr Wrongs will turn out to be just right...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 600 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330521721
  • Publisher: Pan (15 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330521721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330521727
  • ASIN: B006Z9SOHG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chick lit 18 Mar 2012
By Suzanne Moore VINE VOICE
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Rory is shocked to find herself single and out of her own home after an argument with her long standing boring boyfriend of 11yrs.
Moving in with her Aunt Lydia at her boarding house she finds herself trying to figure what happened and who she is without Martin. Having only had the one suitable boyfriend she is talked into dating a series of unsuitable men. This leads to various hilarity as she dates a man over double her age, a sex crazed intern years younger, a war correspondant and an unemployed musician. Whilst trying to figure out where things went wrong for her and Martin, if the gorgeous helpful nice plumber is really up too or is simply a nice guy whilst struggling to keep her job.

This is definitely a chick lit book. It won't set your world on fire but it will give you an enjoyable read and a good giggle, especially when the Rory drops the sex starved intern in it, and if you've been dumped then you'll completely understand where Rory is coming from.
If you want a book that doesn't require too much deep thinking and has a happy ending this is the one for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A suitable Read 16 July 2012
By Jay Rainbow VINE VOICE
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Blissful reading that had me within 4 pages, a well written peice about the traps we set ourselves. Pacey enough to keep pages turning but it never runs away with itself. So well written you can even forgive the bits that are predictable. Read in 2 sessions and enjoyable all the way. highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny chicklit 28 July 2012
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Really enjoyed reading this as there were some really funny moments and the unsuitable dates were so comical. Although I did suss out who Rory would end up with quite early on it didn't put me off reading it. However I do agree with another reviewer that Rory's character was flawed and not consistant that se was so pathetically submissive with her ex Martin, yet bit the head off other characters. Didn't get that at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ideal holiday read 4 July 2012
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weve all dated unsuitable men, now havent we? but imagine setting out just to do that and you are able then to identify with our heroine in this book. nice easy reading. not too taxing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsuitable Men 23 May 2012
By Mr. B. W. Haynes VINE VOICE
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A heartbroken Rory Carmichael is looking to take her mind of the fact that her 'perfect man' has broken up with her.
As she works on a traditional family run magazine (reminding me of 'The Lady') her solution is to set up a website on which she plans to chronicle as many dates as she can with unsuitable men to see what she might have been missing!
Really funny with undertones of sadness, well worth the five star rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect afternoon while away 12 May 2012
By Beanie Luck Spud TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I was in desperate need of a good chick book.

This filled all my expectations.

It was funny, had a good story, great characters and i read it over the course of 3 hours on a sunny sunday afternoon.

I dont have anything negative to say about it at all..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 28 April 2012
By Mrs. K. A. P. Wright TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The term Chick Lit is an umbrella term that covers a huge range of books -frothy improbable fairy stories, raunchy stories about new women verging on soft porn and intelligent books about women living the sort of life that most of us could identify with in some way. The only things they have in common are that the main characters are female and they all have similar covers.

Unsuitable Women is up the intelligent end of the spectrum. I read it on a vile Saturday in April - torrential wind, howling gale and as dark as a day can be - and I enjoyed it hugely. After eleven years Aurora (Rory) has been dumped by her lover, Martin. She moves back to her Aunt Lydia's boarding house, where Lydia, an ex-actress, and her two lodgers Percy and Eleanor, welcome and comfort her.

Rory works for an upmarket magazine called Country House. She feels insecure, believing that she is not posh enough to fit in. When her column is axed she uses advice from one of colleagues, that because her suitable boyfriend has cheated on her perhaps she ought to try out some unsuitable men, as the subject matter of a new column. The fallout from this decision forms the basis for the rest of the story. The results are funny, poignant and highly enjoyable.

The one weak point was, I thought, the character of the boyfriend, Martin. We have met him so many times before. He is the flip side of the masterful hero - dictatorial, one dimensional, humourless and boring. I do not believe that Rory would have stuck with him for eleven years, no matter how besotted she was when she was eighteen. However, it's a minor flaw. The other characters, aged thesps Percy and Eleanor, the editorial staff at Country House, Jim the plumber and the ghastly unsuitable men are all great. This is a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Every girl needs to kiss a few frogs 16 Feb 2012
By M. Bray VINE VOICE
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Rory has only ever dated one guy, Martin, boring dependable takes control of everything Martin who dumps her in favour of another woman. When emotional vampire 'Ticky' (one of many ridiculous posh nicknames at Country Life magazine) suggests that she wont know what Mr Right looks like until shes dated a few Mr Wrongs to know the signs,and when later pressed for an idea for an article she combines the 2 goals with a column of guys not to date (Yes it is as much like a loose version of the the plot from 'How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days'!) and so with mr unfaithful already under her belt sets out to intentionally date all of the cliche unsuitable men. Cue dating of the fauxmosexual, the pensioner, the toyboy, the unemployed musician and the guy with mental baggage etc etc which whilst mostly platonic in nature also present a welcome melody of comedic moments and feel good awkwardness which are watched with interest by the elderly actress aunt and tennants she lives with and her aunts plumber. Its hardly a spoiler to suggest that the unfaithful comes begging and the plot starts to become a little predictable but its never the less a good one as Rory learns that sometimes finding the person whos suitable means opening up wat your looking for.

The first few chapters took a bit of getting into as having been comfortably in a relationship Rory has never really connected to her colleagues and so is written very much as someone mocking posh people lots of excessive aaahs and connecting-words-togetherisms. However this is quickly dropped as she starts to become a part of her team. Theres still a class divide but its not glaring and Rory becomes quite likable. I wouldnt be surprised if this becomes a chick flick at some point.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Pacy chick lit
This will get you chuckling, great for a good laugh and a brilliant main character well supported by some appalling and amusing minor characters. Read more
Published 6 days ago by CescaWrites
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read big fan of Pippa Wright
I am about to finish Pippa Wright's book 'Foster Husband' and have also read 'Unsuitable Men' and have thoroughly enjoyed both and have now bought 'Lizzy Harrison loses control'. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Kiki
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect night shift reading!
I chose this as night shift reading, recommended to me by a friend. It ticked all the right boxes for a book to read at 4am- not taxing or difficult to read, if a little... Read more
Published 1 month ago by SallyO
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliantly unsuitable
Rorys stream of unsuitable men is hilarious! Brilliant storyline and heartwarming characters you can relate to. A good girly read.
Published 1 month ago by k m l
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Some highfaluting use of language gets a bit much but suppose there are people like that out there but not put north !
Published 2 months ago by K M Damms
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
As soon as I started reading it I was hooked!! Every sentence is so life like and brings you completely into the story!! Definitely worth a read!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emily
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy read
This was a nice easy read with a few witty bits. The main character was very likable but at times I did want to shake her!
Published 4 months ago by PippyWales
4.0 out of 5 stars Lighthearted reading
Easy lighthearted reading, didn't want it to finish. Perfect holiday reading - had me laughing out loud. Have recommended to my friends.
Published 5 months ago by Rhona Crowe
3.0 out of 5 stars A Slow Burn
This is the first novel I have read by this author. I bought this book based on rave reviews I had read on this website, however I was little disappointed. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sam
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Easy read
Predictable - you know what's coming
Not bad I Enjoyed it but wouldn't rant over it or anything
Published 6 months ago by mrs k l avery
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