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.
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.
If I don't have a book in my hand, I have my earbuds in! I love to read and discovered I'm more productive if I listen! :P
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.
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!
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