Meet Melanie and Fran - two charmingly wisecracking young Londoners who simply can't believe it when their old schoolfriend Amanda, Satan's own PR agent, manages to get herself hitched to a laird (Scottish for lord). Who cares that Fraser McConnel has worn the same ratty Converse sneakers for years and that his castle is really a pile of rubble? All the social-climbing queen of preen cares about is the title she'll soon have. She's got Fraser by the nuptials, and she has no intention of letting go. Gentle, decent Fraser is completely innocent to Amanda's wiles, so Mel and Fran, still smarting from Amanda's evil misdeeds years ago in school, join forces with Fraser's adorable younger brother Angus to sabotage the mismatch of the century.
Mel's got her hands, and her heart, full between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, dealing with her ne'er-do-well rock star wannabe boyfriend, keeping Fran's deadly maneuvers with the opposite sex under control, consuming large quantities of alcohol, and tossing out hysterical barbs that would make Oscar Wilde proud.
©2002 Jenny Colgan; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I've read some other Sophie Kinsella books that I loved and laughed out loud at-this story was not one of them. I disliked the narration-it seemed tinny and unpleasant and I had a difficult time enjoying the story because of the narration. It felt like the narrator was talking too fast. I also couldn't deal with all the swearing and off color comments. There was just so much of it that I stopped listening and wasn't looking forward to see what happened. I will try other books by this author and hope for better luck. I absolutely loved "I've Got Your Number ".
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.