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Emma has a job in television which is distinctly less glamourous and exciting than it sounds. She's managed to claw her way up the ranks from Tea Maker and Rubbish Collector to Second Assistant Director (heavy on the assistant. Even heavier on the second.).

So when she finds she's accidentally very pregnant and at the same time accidentally very sacked (well, less accidentally: she did tell her boss to stick his job up his bum), she knows things are going to have to change.

Luckily she's also accidentally the heir to a lovely cottage in Wimbledon, with a crazy Doberman-owning octogenarian as a neighbour and a rather sexy boy as an accidental tenant. But this baby is coming whether she likes it or not, and she needs to become the sort of person who can look after herself, let alone another human being - and quickly.

©2017 Catherine Bennetto (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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Snooze-fest

What would have made How Not to Fall in Love, Actually better?

Some kind of chemistry between any of the characters. I couldn't understand why any of the characters cared about each other. It was also very boring and humorless.

I wish that there was some kind of hint of romance throughout the entire book. I feel like the protagonist's romantic feelings just popped up out of nowhere. There was no driving tension throughout the book pushing the romance along.

The main character also seemed to have no drive whatsoever. She basically sat around doing nothing the entire book. Hard to care about her when she does nothing to help herself.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voices, especially the male voices, were so stilted and odd and contrary to how the characters were characterized that it definitely took away from the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. I listened to it to pass the time but it was a drag. I had to stop a few times because I just got so bored I couldn't bear it.

Any additional comments?

So so disappointing. Do not waste the credit.

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  • K. Maurer
  • Carmel, IN United States
  • 07-31-17

Delightful

Such a fun and sweet book. I want to read more from this author! Loved everything about the story and narration.

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Actually, I fell in love with this book

this book had me laughing out loud. I really didn't want it to end but couldn't put it down. Definitely worth the credit!

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A wonderful funny feel good listen!!

the narrator was perfect! the storyline perfect! the characters hilarious and well... perfect! absolutely devoured this book and when I purchased audio... I couldn't push pause! loved this story and quirky characters and funny dialogue. will listen to again and recommend! (I'm very very picky, so 5 stars is very rare for me)

p.s. the only fault if any really was the development of feeling between heroine and Joe. felt there needed to be more said about how they connected. a progression of feelings.

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Loved this book.

This narrator is fantastic. Love the British humour and quick wit of the author. Will be searching for other titles from this author. It was great!

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Fabulous!

This is the most enjoyable book I read in ages. It is a laugh out loud, sweet love story with loveable characters filled with flaws. The narrator is the cherry on top- perfectly interpreted.

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Enjoyable, funny, excellent narration

Terrific characters that draw you in with humor and poignancy; a lot happens over the course of a year. Definitely not your typical room com formula.

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fun and interesting

took me a while to get into it, but after the initial start, I loved it. funny and cute and I really loved the characters. the main girl reminded me of one of my best friends so I really felt I knew her. highly recommend.

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Loved it!!!!!!

This book was well written!Very realistic and really funny at times. I recommend that anyone over 25 reads it!:)

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  • Mermaid
  • hb, CA, United States
  • 05-27-17

loved book

I absolutely loved every part of this book it was funny and it kept me entertained and just all-around lovely I love the narrator and I love the story

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  • ISW
  • 07-06-17

I've found a new author that I really enjoy!

Both the author and narrator are fantastic. Very witty and smutty. Bring out more books!

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  • Sarah
  • 06-06-17

Very funny!

Judging by the blurb and the picture on the cover, I was half expecting a run of the mill sappy chick lit light sort of book, but decided to give it a whirl anyway and was extremely pleasantly surprised. It's full of many likeable characters, is well paced and very, very funny. It contains some pretty fruity language and may be a little blue for some people's tastes, but I didn't find it gratuitously so and it genuinely extracted the illusive laugh out loud from me on several occasions - a rare thing indeed for me!! The narrator was also excellent and made great use of accents, I'll definitely seek out more of both hers and the authors work - top marks to both!

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  • Deberah
  • 07-21-17

Brilliant and funny!

I totally loved this book. I was narrated really well. It was funny but real to life all the way though.

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  • N. Arkasrivorn
  • 07-14-17

Lovely chic lit.

loved it. was an easy listen and compelling story line. Safe and gentle with a happy ending

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  • angiev
  • 05-20-17

Funny and engaging story.

Some very funny moments in this book. Interesting storyline, found myself hoping for happy ending for Emma & Jo.
Narration excellent, just right for the story.

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  • claire
  • 05-08-17

Hilarious! I loved it!

This was a brilliant book. So funny! I really enjoyed it and it had me giggling throughout.

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  • Mrs Zamore
  • 04-29-17

great story

really enjoyable read. I especially liked the different accents by the reader she is wonderful to listen to.

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  • Fabulous Book Fiend
  • 04-25-17

So much fun!

Oh my goodness this was such a fun read, I don't know how I waited as long as I did to read this one! I have a paperback copy of this book but I chose to download it on audiobook for a road trip I took with my Mum and we had such a fun journey listening to this one.

I recently bemoaned the fact that I hadn't read a book recently where someone has a baby and then this one comes along as if I knew I was waiting for it-so perfect. I just loved the whole storyline of this one. Anything that could go wrong for Emma does go wrong for her. Part of the mishaps that happen to her could possibly be blamed on her hormones and certainly the comedic way she deals with some of those mishaps are definitely because of the hormones, but some of them just come along and take her completely by surprise. I really enjoyed reading about how she deals with all those mishaps though. Despite the fact that so much is going wrong in her life, Emma stays optimistic that things will all work out eventually and we loved her for that!

I loved the selection of supporting characters in this novel too. Joe comes into Emma's life as a lodger and turns out to be so much more important to her than either of them realised. I totally fell in love with Joe and I would like to keep him please because he is just such a Prince Charming. I also loved reading about Emma's friend and family, who are course are all so funny and quirky in their own individual ways. I loved her friend Helen, particularly her reaction to Emma's pregnancy and impending child birth. I also really liked Emma's mum and I really wished that I had a sister like Alex to be there for me. I don't want to pass comment on Emma's ex and father of her child because this author has written him to be such a scoundrel that I don't like him one bit, a good job well done there!

This book just has it all and anyone trying to make relationships and career work in today's society will be able to sympathise and empathise with Emma 100%. I think though, that anyone would be able to find the comedy in this book and picking up this book will definitely keep you entertained from cover to cover, I can definitely recommend picking up this beauty for your holidays now!

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  • Miss
  • 04-24-17

lovely

I loved this book it was very light hearted and warm and made laugh a lot in places

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  • Aveesha Collins
  • 04-20-17

brilliant! !

a must read,funny,heart warming,and a real page turner, I couldn't put it down! brilliant author,looking forward to reading more from her

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