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Don't Want to Miss a Thing | [Jill Mansell]

Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Dexter Yates loves his fun, carefree London life; he has money, looks, and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbors.
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Publisher's Summary

Dexter Yates loves his fun, carefree London life; he has money, looks, and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbors. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets...and about himself.

©2013 Jill Mansell (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A little bundle of joy changes everything in this quirky chick-lit tale . . . charmingly well charted." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 03-17-14
    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 03-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    The story line was pretty good but the narrator acting like the baby is awful! Hopefully on future readings she won't do those baby noises.

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    twinsmom 05-28-14
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable chick lit"

    This book was very typical Jill Mansell. I like that there are multiple story lines going on, each with interesting characters. The narration was solid (though not outstanding), though I do agree with another reviewer that her voice for the baby Delphi was quite annoying. If you like British chick lit, I'd recommend it.

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    Jennifer A. Cary 05-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "great story, narrator issue"
    What aspect of Alison Larkin’s performance would you have changed?

    I disliked the high-pitched imitation of the baby noises, very irritating. Other than that...its good.


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    "nice narrator and story"

    First time reader of Jill Mansell and Alison Larkin. Nice story, nice narrator. Will look for more by both.

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    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 04-11-14
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 04-11-14 Member Since 2004

    I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.

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    "an entertaining village"
    Would you listen to Don't Want to Miss a Thing again? Why?

    yes. I've already listened to it twice. I just love the characters and the different plots and subplots.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story concentrated on the wide range of goodness one finds in humanity and the silly predicaments we find ourselves in.


    What about Alison Larkin’s performance did you like?

    For the most part, she did good vocalizations which set the characters apart as distinct.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the part where Henry saved the day.


    Any additional comments?

    Alison Larkin's baby noises were annoying, but on the second listen I suppose I was ready for them.

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