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Did the author write this on her lunch break?
on 15 December 2010
This is chick lit at its laziest and really below the usual standard from Jane Green. The idea was ok but the plot was weak, the dialogue really poor, and as the main character, Ellie just came across as incredibly spoiled and immature throughout.I found it really difficult to empathise with her.
The total lack of communication between Ellie and Dan became really frustrating, and the whole plot conveniently skipped about to avoid explaining anything difficult.
I hated the patronising attitude about routines creating angel babies (was this book sponsored by Gina Ford??) and the horrible, cliched way single mums were portrayed as incompetents or maneaters.
This was one of those reads where you feel that the author had a deadline, and quickly churned something out to meet it. Read others by Jane Green, especially her earlier works which are great (except Spellbound!) but avoid this one. Instantly forgettable.