Seamus Joseph O'Reilly (also a 19, with the sexiest hands Grace has ever seen) thinks she might be better off without the counting - if she could hold down a job, say, or open her kitchen cupboards without conducting an inventory, or make a sandwich containing an unknown number of sprouts. Grace's problem is that Seamus doesn't count.
Her other problem is...he does.
©2008 Toni Jordan; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
I was able to do stuff around the house and listen to the book at the same time. I love listening to audio books whilst I drive.
The Janet Evanovich series-light and not that believable.
An irritatiing voice.
The boyfriend...he was too good to be true.I don't think most blokes would put up with someone with such a disability.
I had this book on my Wish List for over 7 months, and kept avoiding it. I finally took the plunge this month, and can safely say I wish I hadn't taken so long. The story is unmistakenly Australian and very quirky. This should not put off non-Australian listeners as the author draws credible and interesting characters. It is also a very funny book. Not laugh out loud funny, but nonetheless infused with subtle wit.
A very good first novel from Toni Jordan. Yes there is a romantic threat in the story, but it doesn't dominate or distract. It is one of the many themes running through the book.
The narrator is also very competent. This is the first time I have listened to this narrator perform a contemporary novel. The previous listening have been for historical novels, and I think she performs better in this book.
If you like your humour subtle, and your characters a bit eccentric, this is a good listen. Especially if you live in Melbourne Australia, you will enjoy the quintessential Melbournisk touches.
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