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Unsuitable Men [Kindle Edition]

Pippa Wright
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

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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 updating his Excel spreadsheets – 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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`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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Finding it hard to meet Mr Right? Perhaps you should try looking for Mr Wrong instead …

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 907 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (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: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID 3 July 2013
By Beth
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Possibly the worst book I have ever read.
Predictable but yet not believable.
You know exactly who the girl is going to end up with but yet there isn't enough interaction between the pair, and the interaction that there is is very boring, not believable, and doesn't make you remotely excited about what is to come.
The concept of the book is actually very good however, not enough 'unsuitable dates' took place, and the very few that did occur were very boring. I didn't laugh once.
The title of the book is actually pretty misleading.
When I began the book and realised how this 'Unsuitable Men' idea came about, I was expecting a funny book similar to the film 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.'
Had I not been on holiday with limited books to read I would have ditched this right away.
Can't fault how well written the book was, just glad it was an easy read with multiple paragraphs in which I could skim read.
There's not one thing I enjoyed about this book and I was highly disappointed.
Next time I will stick to Lindsey Kelk, Jane Costello, and Paige Toon.
Sorry.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chick lit 18 Mar. 2012
By Suzanne Moore VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bland and inconsequential 4 Sept. 2013
By Bob Sherunkle VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
My wife was none too impressed with this:

"I read a lot of "chick lit" and obviously there is a set formula for the heroine. This book follows this pattern very predictably throughout the book, and hence I personally found it boring. I could not identify with Rory at all, and I found her character abrasive and unlikeable; it was very hard to empathise with her and her situation. I could not believe that someone with the intelligence of Rory would stay with boring and staid Martin for 11 years and pine for the relationship when it is obvious she is fairly outgoing. The magazine where she works, and her colleagues, are interesting and obnoxious in equal quantity, and they use all the latest buzzwords and phrases. (Even though it is a company that focuses on Stately Homes, they decide to have a dating column- how odd.)
It took me a while to finish this book as it was not engaging me in the slightest. I would be very disappointed if I had taken this as my only book on a journey or holiday."

I have read one or two chick lit novels myself - Bridget Jones' Diary, arguably the template for the genre, is one of my favourite humorous novels. (I even dragged myself through one Mills and Boon, so that I had at least some basis for my sarcasm). However, as my wife found this one such hard going, I am really not tempted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical chick-lit 23 Feb. 2013
By K. Wright VINE VOICE
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"Unsuitable Men," is a standard chick-lit book as you would expect from the cover, blurb and title. Aurora (Rory) Carmichael has just broken up with her boyfriend of eleven years and is fed up of her job at posh Country House magazine. To top it off, she now has to live with her Aunt Lyd and two other ageing thespians. When an opportunity arises to write a new column focusing on her dates with unsuitable men, Rory rises to the challenge in the hope of it eventually leading her to a suitable man.

Whilst Rory is a character that is relatable, the rest of the characters, in particular the staff at Country Life, and the unsuitable dates are one-dimensional and formulaic. The story is also slow to get going and doesn't have much in the way of a plot. It was also clear to me from pretty early on who the protagonist was going to end up with. If you're looking for an easy read average type of book you could do far worse than this novel by Pippa Wright but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overlong and instantly forgettable 30 Mar. 2012
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Rory (Aurora) has been with her boyfriend since she was eighteen only now they've split up and he's kicked her out of their house. Taking refuge in her aunt's guest house, Rory mopes around then is talked into dating `unsuitable men' in order to write a column for the magazine she works on (oddly, Country Houses).

What follows is a rather tired and obvious story involving a date with a fauxmosexual, a seventy year old, a flaky unemployed musician, and a hormonal teenager - before Rory realises her `suitable' man has been under her nose all along.

I enjoy the occasional chick-lit read but this felt very laboured to me and just isn't as hysterically funny as it seems to think it is. Rory is a colourless and forgettable heroine, the minor characters are trying oh so hard to be charmingly eccentric, and even the hero lacks charisma.

If you're a die-hard chick-lit fan you might enjoy this more than me but I found this limp, heartless and dull.
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