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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Overall this novel was a relaxing and enjoyable read (I, for example finished it during a particularly stressful weekend). If you check the blurb for this book on Amazon you have the line:
"This witty, light-hearted novel is a great holiday read. Written in bite-sized chunks, it is also ideal for devouring on the move--while travelling to work, or when waiting for your kids to finish their swimming/piano/karate lessons, for example... "
and you know what? I couldn't agree more.
Full review at [...]
This is a wonderful romantic mystery that kept me hooked from the first page!
Katherine Valletta is a wonderful character. She is a smart and capable woman, who is starting her new job as Head of Administration at Deerhamption University in England. I liked her character a lot, but felt that she was not a strong enough character for the lead.
Diana Woolf had a stronger personality and basically took over the story. I didn't like her at first, but as the story continued, I grew to like this shrewd and forceful person.
I started to read this story and was quickly intrigued with the plot and the characters. I really did enjoy it! The story is told from four points of view: Katherine's, Diana's, Chris's and a fourth mystery person that kept things interesting. However, I felt that the mystery and suspense was a bit thin, and I guessed at the culprit long before they were revealed. But, there were a few twists that had me doubting my first instinctive guess. I'm glad my deductive reasoning was correct though, in the end!
The romance aspect between Katherine and Chris was not as passionate as I thought it could have been, but it was sweet and endearing. This book felt more like a Chic Lit novella rather than a mystery/romance, but it is a quick light read that one could pick up when travelling to work on public transport or whilst on holiday.
Beckie Henderson has written a wonderfully sweet romance. Her writing style is not particularly fast paced, but it flowed wonderfully. I would definitely read more of her books in the future.
I recommend this book if you love Chic Lit or Romance genres. - Lynn Worton
Chick-lit romance is not normally my genre of choice when reading, but this one sounding so interesting, I thought I would give it a go. I found the writing flowed really well, and overall it was light and witty. The characters were vivid, and the dialogue between them was believable and fun. I especially liked Katherine, the main protagonist. In most romance novels, I end up wanting to slap the heroine at some point, but Katherine was amusing and sharp, and you could empathise easily with her. There is also an added mystery to this novel, which helped to move it along with something other than just the romance, which I found refreshing. I was kept guessing about `whodunnit' the whole way until it was all revealed later on. I also loved the University setting, I thought it was beautifully described.
Although it was enjoyable it was such a light read, I personally would have preferred a little more `weight' to the story. But that is just a personal preference, and I understand that people who read this genre regularly would probably like this. I also would have liked it to be a little longer, I thought parts of the mystery could have been built up more if this was the case.
I thought this was a perfect book for light reading, for example if you were on holiday or just chilling in the garden for the day. I did enjoy it, and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary women's fiction, but want the added twist of another genre mixed in. The writing was very good, and I can't wait to see what else this author comes out with!
I give this novel......4/5 Stars!
The characters were believable and engaging Katherine was smart, witty and in control although not as in control as Diana although like most women she too as a vulnerable side. I enjoyed the friendship between these two women and would have liked to have seen more
Chris was instantly likeable and I loved the romance between him and Katherine.
I loved the who done it story line, I was kept guessing until the reveal although I had a couple of culprits in mind.
This book had me, laughing, crying and eager to read more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an ok read. Found it hard to get into. Once I did story was quite good. Characters were also ok. Not a book I would recommend though!Published on 17 Mar. 2014 by Karen Gooderham
It was ok, but felt the beginning development of the characters promised more plot than was delivered. Even the 'baddie' was a little tame.Published on 26 July 2013 by RichardWales
An easy read which gives us a bubbling romance, nasty office politics and an insight into the world of university administration. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2012 by HorseVet
Wasn't sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed this book.
It's a lightweight and fun story set in a University. Read more
Mingling mystery, romance, the odd guilty secret, and a cast of supporting characters anyone who's ever worked in a university will recognise with a wry smile, this first novel by... Read morePublished on 27 July 2012 by Mrs Lou M Bell
Full of intrigue and romance, I was hooked from the first page! It made a great holiday read and was a brilliant way to unwind after a day with an active three year old. Read morePublished on 8 July 2012 by Holiday girl
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