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Love Rules
Love Rules
by Freya North
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.93

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Love Rules (Paperback)
One of the best books I've read in the past five years, Love Rules tells the tale of best friends Alice and Thea and the trials and tribulations of love - identifying it, finding it, keeping it and living it. Ms North writes great characters and plots - and the relationship between the best friends is as believable as the relationships the girls have with the men in their lives. I fell in love with Saul (Theas boyfriend)very early on in the story, and the twist in their relationship had me questioning myself! Suffice to say, I wouldnt have done what Thea did... A great read, buy this, then buy all Ms Norths other books.


West End Girls
West End Girls
by Jenny Colgan
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: West End Girls (Paperback)
Whilst its slightly tricky to believe that two sisters living on a council estate really would be entrusted to look after their bonkers Grandma's flat in Chelsea whilst she's in hospital, I quickly got over my reservations and got into this great story. The two sisters involved couldnt be more dissimilar if they tried - Penny is blond, think and (I think) horrible, whilst Lizzie is the perfect underdog - overweight, bitter and downtrodden, and as they move "up west" and learn more about themselves and the world in which they now exist, the differences between them grow more evident. I never warmed to Penny and was delighted with how her life pans out at the end of the book, but I was slightly disappointed that Lizzie seems to settle for the first man that walks into her life!! On the whole though, a great book.


Love on the Rocks
Love on the Rocks
by Veronica Henry
Edition: Paperback

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Love on the Rocks (Paperback)
Fantastic from start to finish - Love on the Rocks follows the tale of when feisty ex-model Lisa and her stuffy architect boyfriend George take a chance on love and life and set up shop in the up and coming seaside resort of Mariscombe. From the moment Lisa smells Bruno Thorne (the handsome and mysterical local big cheese) in the bakers, we know that something is coming.. and when it does I was delighted. With superb supporting characters, and great hidden depths to the main characters, this is sure to be a Summer favourite of mine for years to come.


Anybody Out There?
Anybody Out There?
by Marian Keyes
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Anybody Out There? (Hardcover)
The smashing Ms Keyes had done it again. Beautifully written, hysterically funny in parts, heartbreakingly touching in others, this title tells the story of Anna Walsh (Yes! THE Walsh family are back), and her return to The Good Front Room from her home in NY. The "Where is Aidan" (Annas gorgeous husband) plot felt like a total blow to the stomach when all was revealed, and as Anna picks up the pieces of her life and searches for him around Manhattan I both laughed and cried in equal measures. There is just something about Marians books that make her head and shoulders above all other writers in her genre - maybe its the characters, maybe the plots - I dont know, but whatever it is - I just love her books. You will too.


Practically Perfect
Practically Perfect
by Katie Fforde
Edition: Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Practically Perfect (Paperback)
You are guaranteed to get good value for money from a Katie Fforde book, and this, her latest, proves no exception. A smattering of sex, a handful of laughs, and a bunch of likeable characters all rolled into this fun, funny, light read makes it a must have title. As Anna takes on a renovation project in a small village in the country (which just happens to be close to the home of the mother-in-law of her one-that-got-away love), we meet her fantastically chaotic neighbour, bossy sister and local planning officer/Greyhound Trust inspector - who proves to be more important to Anna than he first appears....


Handbags and Halos
Handbags and Halos
by Bernadette Strachan
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Handbags and Halos (Paperback)
This second offering from Ms Strachan had me tittering away on the journeys to and from work, and missing my stop a fair few times. Focussing on Nells realisation that her life has become shallow and meaningless, we see her dump her boyfriend and move in with her scary Grandmother in posh Kensington, sign up to the Helping Hands charity to do some good, juggle her life as a celebrity faux girlfriend to the perma-tanned Z list Blair Taylor and struggle to hold down her full time job at a theatrical agency. Full of well observed characters and a great plot, this book is a perfect way to loose yourself for an afternoon.


Life Swap
Life Swap
by Jane Green
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Life Swap (Paperback)
This story tells of single, solvent and successful Vicky who temporarily swaps her life as Features Director at Poise Magazine in the UK with the original Desperate Houswife, Amber - a mother, wife and member of the Women's League...and how both women learn that the grass isnt always greener on the other side. I didnt find this one as addictive as Ms Green's previous titles, but its still a cracking story with some interesting twist and turns, and some funny characters.


Brand New Friend
Brand New Friend
by Mike Gayle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.51

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Brand New Friend (Paperback)
Brother of newsreader Philip, Mike Gayle is that unusual male writer who can write chick lit for women that men love to read too... and I've loved every one of his previous books. This one tells that story of Rob, a bit of a commitment-phobe, who finally ups sticks and moves to Manchester to be with his girlfriend, only to find himself friendless and feeling too old to make new ones. Until he meets Jo. Why Mr Gayle's books dont feature higher up in the bestseller charts I have no idea - he's great, and if this is the first of his books you read - go and buy all his others immediately.


The Three Day Rule
The Three Day Rule
by Emlyn Rees
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.48

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So-So, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: The Three Day Rule (Paperback)
As an avid reader of everything by the married Lloyd and Rees, I was suprised by this one to be honest. Love Lives (the previous title) was a superb book, great storyline, great characters... but I found The Three Day Rule a bit... so what?! I didnt like any of the Thorne family that feature, I didnt feel connected to the area the book is set in, and I wasnt overly interested in what happens at all... Having said that, at times it is quite funny and touching, and obviously anything by Lloyd & Rees is head and shoulders above many other chick lit titles out there - so read it and see what you think.


Love Lives
Love Lives
by Emlyn Rees
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.15

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 24 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Love Lives (Paperback)
I cried buckets throughout most of this story - and really resented having to put it down to work, hoover, sleep, even eat! With great twists and turns, fantastic characters and a really unusual plotline, Love Lives is a great example of the genius of the Lloyd/Rees writing partnership. Set in and around Shoresby, a south coast seaside resort, Love Lives tells the stories of Lost Soul's Point from the perspective of four main characters, Ned - an architect with a heartbreaking past, Ellen - a deeply unhappy film maker, Jimmy - a troubled teenager and Verity - a hopeless romantic. Buy a bumper pack of tissues, turn off the phone and settle in with the curtains drawn.


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