Girls like Neve Slater don’t get gorgeous guys like William. But William’s been in L A for three years, and Neve’s been slimming down in preparation for his return. Then her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess then she’d better get some experience - a man to show her the ropes, like Celia’s colleague Max. And since he’s not Neve’s type, she certainly won’t fall for him...
©2011 Sarra Manning (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
The narrator is great, the characters are well developed, and the story is well told. Long, but certainly not boring.
This book was about weight, love, family, insecurity and so much more. The characters were well written and developed through this story. I really cared about them. This is a book I will listen to again.
And let's not forget the narrator. One of the best I've heard. Her reading was true to the characters.
This is a GOOD book.
I basically never read a book twice - but this one I did. And after the second read, I think I will save it in my library for a future third time. I found this book very entertaining, funny and romantic; just what I had been looking for. The narration was perfect too. I recommend.
"Gripping and unmissable"
I rarely get so caught up in a book that I find myself planning my journeys between meetings alone... just so that I can listen to my book rather than talking about the latest juicy court case or staff shortage issues with my colleagues!
This storyline is encapsulating, touching and a real eye-opener to just how self-centred us women can unintentially be... I rate this book highly and will follow Ms Manning for a while.
I couldn't put this away! It is brilliant! If you love a good, modern day, chick read including romance, and comedy sprinkled in for fun this is the book for you! It's well worth the time and sucks you in! Most girls can relate to t in some way it's completely genius!
Didnt want this to end, a great story , well read. Some racey bits, dont give it to your granny.
"2-for-1 Romance and a 'Self-help book in disguise!"
Haven't read the print and wouldn't! The audio version was brilliant and so convenient; it enabled me to enjoy the book in the dark well into the early hours of the morning, lying down comfortably and covered in my duvet whilst my husband was sleeping!
Eat, Pray, Love; because like that book, it reminds us that what the world sees is a reflection of how we portray ourselves. We are reminded that we as individuals, are primarily responsible for ourselves, for our own happiness; and that true happiness in life only comes when we face our own fears, accept our own realities, love and are kind to ourselves.
The fight between the sisters-in-law, Neve and Charlotte.
I don't know - but it would be funny, romantic film that I'd love to watch!
This is a loveable, witty, fun-tastic, romantic novel!! A true gem!
Up in the top 10
I found the story line most interesting as I could understand where the main character was coming from. I too have battled to loose a serious amount of weight :)
Excellent reader, Julie brought the story alive
Made me both laugh and cry
"Absolutely LOVED IT!!!!"
Second place, right after Jane Austin Pride and Prejudice
Although I dont have so much sizing issues I admit that at some point of my life I was exactly like the main character Neve, I thought if only I was size 8 all would be much better, my ex would want to come back to me, I would be more liked and so on and so on, so when I listend to the story I fully understood the feeling of Neve. And I must say Max is the best bad boy boyfriend ever... but you will need to read it/ listen to it to know what I'm talking about.
Liked the accents and personification of the characters, although sometimes I thought it was a bit to much
Didn't make me cry, but mostly helped me with understanding that I'm not the only one who had the body insecurities at some stage of life.
This is a very English novel that has lots of really funny moments and also endearing. Neve is the typical mid twenties girl who falls in love with an idea of a man and will desperately try to change her appearance in the hope that he will love her back. This book covers all the hangups that most women have had sometime during their lives. Ms Manning has encapture many funny moments in this book which will make you laugh out loud as well as gush with lots of 'Ahhhs' and gasp with frustration.
I loved the story and congratulate Julie Maisey on her fantastic narration. She has a different voice for every character. How does she do it?! She brings the whole thing to life and I will be listening to it again. I highly recommend this very entertaining book. Be warned, you will resent any interruptions to your listening!!
"A funny, intelligent and touching romance"
I genuinely grew to like Neve as the story progressed. She's not just a girl obsessing about losing a few pounds in weight, in preparation for her dream man. She's an intelligent driven woman who has suffered hard knocks but is still one of the most loveable heroines I have read about in a long time. She's not perfect but that's the whole point. This book makes you realise that perfection is an over-rated aspiration anyway.
If you are looking for a book that is funny and romantic but with a plausible and thought provoking story, this could be the one for you.
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