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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

Critic Reviews

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

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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 07-02-15

Don't want to miss a thing

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how it was based in a small village and you followed a few different stories.

Any additional comments?

This is a lovely story. Once I started, I couldn't stop listening. There were a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming in the story. All in all, another fab Jill Mansell book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great story, terrible narration.

The baby noises in general are horrific. The screeching baby noises are unbearable. Please make it stop.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fun listen

I enjoyed this book especially the introduction of several story lines connected to the main storyline. I thought the reader did a great job and I disagree with other reviewers who criticized the voice of Delphey. I thought it was adorable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Baby voice

Any additional comments?

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Listen !

Well written. The story made me feel a lot of emotions. I cried, laughed and probably held a smile throughout the whole book. I enjoyed the way the narrator built all the characters in the book. However I did struggle with her baby character. The voice and sounds were not realistic.
This was my first Jill Manson book, and have become a fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Easy listening fun story

Loved the characters and the setting for the story. Some good laughs thanks. Only part I didn't like was the voice for the baby.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Cute story

The story was sweet and somewhat predictable but enjoyable. It contains language that I was not expecting. Quite disappointed in that as it was totally unnecessary.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful