Jack is irresistible... and he's got his eye on Tilly. But there are shocking rumours about his wicked reputation. Tilly doesn't want to be just another notch on anyone's bedpost. But is she being mature and sensible - or is she running away from the love of her life?
©2009 Jill Mansell; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
The British accents were thick with classic UK humor in simple dialog. It was a nice, light "chic" summer read and as my first with this author, I'll look for her again when I take another break from the serial killer mysteries.
While this book follows a typical formula for chit lit, it is well written and a fun book.
Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!
It took a bit to really get into the story but once I did (about 2 hours) I was hooked. Kept me interested to find out what happens to the various couples. Great narration
I got this one from Audible for my road trip last week. I thought a lot about which book to choose since I needed 7 hours of entertainment..I'd read one of Mansell's book last year so I thought I'd give this one a go. The reader was terrible with accents and gave the ladies a little girl voice that was really annoying, but even if I had read it, I would think Tilly a horrible protagonist...I wanted to slap her so many times
Rumour Has It was really all over the place, with "sub" plots going on that were more of a distraction to the main couple, although as I think about it, the other characters stories were more interesting than Luke and Tilly's. Pitiful.
This is the story of 4 parallel lives (families) in a small town.
Tilly has quit her London job and takes a Girl Friday job in a remote town where she knows only one person. She navigates work, love, friends, and social life in her new small town community.
Tilly's boss, Max, has a family of 3, including a lively 13 year daughter. The dynamics of his whole family's work, school, and romantic relationships intertwine with Tilly's life in an intriguing, frustrating, and often heart-warming way.
Tilly's best friend Erin's life takes a turn that includes love and the most unlikely and challenging friendship anyone could imagine.
Tilly's befriends Jack, her boss's colleague, who on the surface is a charmer with a bad reputation, but Jack has a story of his own.
I love Jill Mansell's style. It is peppered with humor and sarcasm. Hearing the characters' internal dialog as each twist in plot happens is hilarious! Mansell reminds me a lot of Sophie Kinsella, my fav author. This book moves quickly with lots of dialog, and that's what made it so much fun to listen to for me. Good one!
The best character in this book is Tilly's boss and his daughter. Tilly is OK. The book portrays the women in the village as man-hungry and the man in question seems to like the attention. There is no tension between the main characters, just a lukewarm attraction.
I was bored and had hoped for fireworks, passion, anger, fights, misunderstandings, that sort of thing that is typical of chick lit. Not to be found here.
This was a good book to relax with, I am a sucker for British accents so I admit that I loved listening to Aldington's voice, but this was a cute story of a quaint little town. I did branch off in the beginning a bit much, but you do get caught up quickly in everyone's story! Fun!
I wanted to like this but just couldn't get into it. It was basically boy meets girl, has some problems with relationship and all ends well. For 3 couples that you just don't care about. Plus the accents were off-putting. Maybe if you read this instead of listening to it.
I'm sure the narrators accent is real but it just came off overdone. I finished this one, but only because I felt I had to since I paid for it.
I enjoyed this book and the narrator. The British humor was a nice change of pace.
Really funny. I loved the characters. They were very real, and the descriptions and the dialogue was laugh out loud funny. I can't wait to listen to more of her books. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Enjoyed the story, light-hearted fun, easy to listen to
"Rumour Has It (Unabridged)"."
Excellent book, two stars deducted for poor narrator. Accents need some work.
Very well written. Funny moments and throw away lines that really tickled me. One or two laugh out loud moments too. Well read. As a light read it was excellent. Not the best plot in the world and a little predictable, but very enjoyable.
A heroine which is not annoying would make the story more listenable. Sadly that was not the case. She was weepy, untrusting and with most silly notions of any normal 28 year old in her head. She was suspicious of everybody and everything. Oh and had little brain. Hero was unlikely to pick such a girl as he seemed quite normal really. I can only imagine the jealous rages she would act for him if this was reality and they ended up together. She needed a father, not a man.
Right now, I say no, but who knows, I forget bad book experience pretty fast and can get caught up again
Ehrm... Right now I cannot imagine I did enjoy any, but I only just finished listening to the book and am obviously unhappy with it, so I might not be able to see through that right now
All which have Tilly in, many with Jack in them, some of the ones with Lou. I would keep Max, I think
"Rumour Has It"
A really good listen.
Jill Mansell is a writer who manages to paint vivid pictures for the listerner & you empathise with the characters.
Prior to joining Audible I had never heard of Jill Mansell - however now I'm very happy that she is in my top 10 Chicklet Author list.
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