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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751547654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751547658
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hilarious, sweet and all too relatable. Had me laughing out loud from the first page. Which was embarrassing (Lindsey Kelk)

Lucy-Anne Holmes manages to make you laugh a lot and cry a lot. I really love her books (Katie Fforde)

Jenny is an appealing protagonist with a great sense of humour . . . I laughed, I empathised and I enjoyed seeing the world through her eyes. This is a witty, honest and thoroughly modern love story (Daily Mail)

A witty and heartwarming love story (Closer Magazine)

A feisty, fun, romantic read (Sunday Mirror)

Hilarious and wise in equal measure (Elle Magazine)

Hilarious, honest and heartbreaking...totally absorbing, you will be entranced from the first few pages until the very end, we absolutely loved it. Highly recommended! (Hot Brands, Cool Places)

I'm Just a Girl... is a real joy to read from start to finish - warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of surprises. Lucy-Anne Holmes treats serious themes with a refreshingly light touch, bringing her trademark humour to life's hurdles. In short, this is everything you need to sweep away those winter blues (Vanessa Greene, author of The Vintage Teacup Club)

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*Winner of the Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year RNA Award 2015*

* A hilarious, honest and heartbreaking modern love story warning that if you're just a girl, standing in front of a boy, don't, whatever you do, tell him that you love him, by the bestselling author of 50 Ways to Find a Lover

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By ACB(swansea) TOP 100 REVIEWER on 3 Feb. 2014
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As soon as the first page is turned, the floodgates open and a torrent of humorous dialogue and adventure pours forth. This is such a headstream of fun taken at a pace where the reader has to stop and pause for breath. The protagonist, 27 year old Jenny (Fanny) and her best friend and ex-schoolmate, Philippa race through life as if tomorrow doesn't exist. Jenny had a hard childhood. Her father hated her. She was bullied at school. She has been given a list of 10 things each day to do by Philippa to alleviate Jenny's 'depression'.

This she does for 6 years when she meets Matt who proposes marriage, eventually. Jenny sees this as, 'not a heady love, it's a sensible love and it feels safe'. Fine, until she meets rock musician Joe King and the sexual chemistry kicks in. This ties in with the arrival of Pam, Jenny's 54 year old mother, who finds her husband has been having an affair. Pam regresses to a wild life-style of men, drink and hangovers. The mother-daughter bond becomes stronger as her relationship with Matt flounders.

Jenny is a loveable character and appealing lady surrounded by a bunch of zany friends in a bizarre world. Although the humour runs off the author's pen like water from a tap, there are moments of sadness that crop up. The moral is that if you are a girl standing facing a boy, don't tell him you love him. Lucy-Anne Holmes has written a witty, fun-packed book aimed straight at the reader with a message and honesty. An easy, wonderful and engaging novel that may lead you to look more closely at relationships.
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This was my first book by Lucy-Anne Holmes so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after finishing Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy, I can say I’m very much looking forward to reading more of her novels!

Jenny Taylor finally has things worked out in her life, but after meeting musician Joe King her life is turned upside down, and then on top of that boyfriend Matt proposes. And then her mum unexpectedly turns up too and Jenny’s life is thrown up in the air…

I really enjoyed this – I opened the first page and I was soon swept up in Jenny and her world, I didn’t want this book to end!

Lucy-Anne Holmes writes with such ease, the words flow beautifully and every chapter moves seamlessly from one to the next. Her humour is just brilliant and she had me giggling and smiling. There are also more serious moments that made my heart ache, and I had a few tears too. If I’m honest it just made me love the story that much more, wow.

The characters were wonderfully written – I immediately loved Jenny, her personality shone from the pages and I was really rooting for her throughout. The great thing about Jenny is that she is SO relatable, I really cared about what happened to her and I’m sure many readers like myself will instantly connect with her.

I LOVED the men in this, especially Joe King! He is handsome, charming, funny and oh how I wished he were real!

Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy is romantic and witty, with a few moments that will really touch your heart. This is a truly stunning story.
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Stayed up until the small hours of this morning to finish this and oh my word was in floods of tears. I just loved it.

We have the very wonderful Jenny Taylor (aka Fanny; this is explained early on in the book) and her brilliant, devoted friend, Philippa. Her flat mate is the terrific Ali and then along comes her superb mum, Pam who I just loved. Jenny is in a relationship with workaholic Matt, who pays her little or no attention as he is always answering a call on his blackberry or replying to emails.

This book had me laughing out loud and crying in equal measures. For the last quarter of the book I literally couldn't put it down and it was just lovely.

I then couldn't get to sleep for going over it in my mind, but I just had to finish it.

An absolute treat of a book.
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I really loved this book. Sometimes I find humour a bit contrived but this had me laughing out loud at times, which got me a few odd looks on public transport. The characters were so real. Jenny was just wonderful and Joe King was the best sort of hero. There was sadness too, but very real and sincere. The ending was a lovely surprise. I didn't see it coming at all. I've already bought my next Lucy-Anne Holmes book. I hadn't read her before but on the evidence of this book, she's a star.
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I'd been waiting ages for Lucy-Anne's next book and I put everything else on hold the moment it reached my kindle. I wasn't at all disappointed and remained glued to the novel until I finished it. I loved the unique characters, the sense of humour and the emotional background of the story. It's not all laughs and it makes it all the more real. I was so sorry to have read it so fast because I was left slightly bereft when it ended; I wanted more and missed the characters. I hope I don't have to wait as long for this author's next book as she never fails to leave me with a silly smile and replaying parts of the book.
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I brought this book and Loved it so much I went on and brought all the others from this writer.. Chick lit definitely but well written, fun and addictive with characters you actually care about.. perfect chilled out reading
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