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Monday to Friday Man

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He proposed. She accepted. He changed his mind. She was heartbroken.

What do you do if you’re 34 and recovering from being jilted two weeks before your wedding day?

While friends are marrying, having children and moving to the depths of the countryside, Gilly Brown finds herself alone in London with just her little dog Ruskin for company. It’s time to move on, so, on a frien...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Quercus
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Namratha Kumar
This was a book that I purchased on a whim. When I’m let loose in a bookstore, I suffer from the ‘magpie-attracted-to-shiny-baubles’ syndrome. Many a time have I picked up a predictable piece of Chick-Lit on the sheer....urggg (I can’t believe I’m saying this)...cuteness quotient of the Cover-Art. Usually I pay for my sins when the book turns out to be a shallow no-brainer.

Monday to Friday Man had an adorable (seriously, shoot me right now!) cover. The summary did a slap-bang of summing up the...more
Monday to Friday Man was one of those books that I saw on the kindle free download chart. It had a number of good reviews so I thought I’d give it a try.

It follows Gilly (with a ‘G’) who is reeling after her fiancé left her weeks before their wedding and she is at a cross roads in her life. She’s about to hit 35 and she’s not sure what she wants to do.

After much soul searching she decides to stay in London and advertise for a Monday to Friday-er – ie: Someone to rent her spare room on a Monday...more
I had to order this book from the Book Depository in the UK because it isn't available for purchase in Canada. I am so glad I ordered it.

It was a light read but very entertaining. I loved the characters (especially Gilly with a G) and I think the cover is adorable. I wish there was a sequel because I want to read more about these characters! I will absolutely be looking for more books by Alice Peterson in the future.
Picked this book up for 20p from amazon. Did not expect very much of it at all..... I was in for a shock! I loved it! A very easy read with lots of lovely characters (Loved Gilly with a g and her dog walking friends!)

Ok the story was a little predictable maybe as it is a typical chick lit book but I was gripped to this and couldn't put it down. Would definetly look into more books by this author.
Read the review on my review site here:

Some of you may have seen my text post a couple of days ago where I told you all that I had had the wonderful good fortune of being sent a free book to read via a free giveaway by the site goodreads, of which I am a member.

Now I have to say, given the choice, I wouldn’t normally pick this sort of book out of a line up, but given as how the powers that be had ordained that I should be one of the fortunate souls to rec...more
I thought I was going to enjoy this book, and actually the story was really quite good (particularly the back story about the little sister Megan), but what did my head in was the lead character 'Gilly with a G'. I have never read a book with such an irritating, shallow and immature lead character. A refernce to her either turning 35 or being 35 is included on every second page, and I couldn't stand her 'woe is me attitde' when in actual fact, most people would give their right arm for her kind...more
I wasn't too keen on the written style of this novel. It jumped around from thing to thing, and some of the information we were given seemed utterly erroneous when looking at the particular scene it was given in. I also wasn't keen on the main character - she seemed so flighty, and how on earth was she able to live the lifestyle she had (going out all the time for food and drinks in central London) on the salary of what seemed like a part-time shop assistant? Not realistic, and not engaging.
I downloaded this book because it was at the top of the Kindle chart and selling at 20p. I also liked the look of the front cover, so I thought, why not?!

I am so glad that I did. Recently, I have been very lucky on the great novel front. Everything I've read recently (from authors previously unknown to me) have been great. This was no exception.

From the beginning you are drawn to the quirky main character Gilly, you just want her to have some luck in her life and for her to move on and be happy....more
Natasha Chowdory
Against my will I enjoyed this. What I liked was how realistic it was, and also the older age group. Meaning that over the age 30 isn't so different from being under 30, aside from the fact that people have children instead of talking about having children. There's a lot of serious issues tackled in here, but done in such (for lack of a better term) grown up way that I found myself being drawn into the lives of the characters. I did like that everyone wasn't perfect and especially the way that e...more
Karen MacMillan
A lovely, light holiday read. The author made the characters likeable and I especially liked the 'flashbacks' to the childhood of the main character, Gilly. They gave enough information about her relationship with her twin brother, their loss of their disabled younger sister Megan and the subsequent 'loss' of their mother to make the character real and believable.

The ending was somewhat predictable but the journey was enjoyable! This is the second book I have read by Alice Petersen and I will c...more
Miłośniczka Książek
Autorką powieści "Mężczyzna od poniedziałku do piątku" jest była tenisistka Alice Peterson. Mimo tego, iż książka ta jest którąś z kolei w dorobku pisarki, jakoś tak się złożyło, że prędzej nie miałam styczności z jej twórczością. Czytelnicy bardzo pozytywnie wyrażają się o pisanych przez nią historiach twierdząc, że są ciepłe, pełne humoru oraz poruszają ważne tematy codziennego życia. Przyznam, że nabrałam ochoty, aby przekonać się o tym osobiście, dlatego też mając pod ręką "Mężczyznę od...more
Michelle Carl
Since her fiancé left her just weeks before their wedding, Gilly Brown’s been stuck. Her life is nothing but her temporary shopgirl job, visiting her brother and his family, and taking her dog Ruskin to meet up with their dog-walking group. Gilly knows it’s time for a change. So when an old friend suggests she get a “Monday to Friday” lodger, she thinks that might be just what she needs. It’ll help pay the bills and perhaps give her some company while also giving her space when he goes back home...more
You'd think since the universe is out to get you that the good Lord would have a tiny bit of sympathy and not embarrass you permanently... that was my thought after I finished the 1st chapter. The story is about a woman named Gilly and her journey. It's simple yet funny, Alice Peterson have a witty sense of humor and this weird way of making you relate to the story. Megan left her mark, Guy seem like one of those nerdy cute guys for me. But I loved his hat collection. The dog walking group is re...more
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it's a tough one. I quite liked it but at times I was struggling to get through it, the whole Monday to Friday man story, he pretty much took a back seat and his big secret was naff, all that build up for that? the main story seemed to be her sister. which was well written, but it was too well written compared to the rest of the story and how all things had a happy resolve. like oh turned out I was never in love with him, err what?! I also found that she had a habit of jumping fro...more
Easy going, likeable read. Nothing earth shattering, or heart wrenching to report. But kept me occupied for a couple of days. Perhaps a bit too far down the "chic lit" genre for me, need something a bit more gritty to get my teeth into now.
typical chick lit, and I dont say that in a bad way, sometimes its good to read something where you know how its going to end on the first page, and not very much is a surprise... and there are so many cliches...
Marsha Jones

Got this book for 69p and it was a bargain!
Really good read. The characters became like friends! good heartwarming chick lit and a great story with strong characters.
Aug 23, 2012 Jemidar marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

This book has knocked that "50 Shades" book from the top spot of Bestselling Kindle books on Amazon UK, so I just had to see what it was like ;-).
Knew it was Guy at the onset..
Hannah Howard
amazing book with a brilliant twist
Shalini Boland
A light fun read. Really enjoyed it.
When I saw Monday To Friday Man on Amazon it appealed to me immediately. The title, the cover, the synopsis but most importantly, the dogs. I love dogs. I have two of my own and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love books about dogs, and it seemed Monday To Friday Man would be filled with them as Gilly, the main character is part of a dog-walking circle. I was pleased when Alice herself got in touch and asked if I’d like to review her book and I eagerly accepted and I couldn’t wait to dive...more
Gilly ist 34 und wurde gerade zwei Wochen vor der Hochzeit von ihrem Verlobten verlassen. Da viele ihrer Freunde mittlerweile auf dem Land leben, möchte sie auch gern aufs Land ziehen, doch der Makler, den sie konsultiert, ist ein alter Bekannter, der findet, daß sie noch nicht reif fürs Landleben ist.
Er rät ihr dazu, einen Untermieter zu suchen, der allerdings nur von Montags bis Freitags bei ihr wohnt.
Gilly freundet sich mit diesem Gedanken an, registriert sich auf einer Vermitllungsseite und...more
Kevin I Heart.. Chick Lit
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Introducing, my new favourite author, Alice Peterson! Whooooo! I adored By My Side so I knew I had to read Alice's previous ones. So I was really lucky to be given the chance to review her previous books, which were published by Alice, Monday to Friday Man and Ten Years On (review to come!).

Monday to Friday Man follows the story of Gilly Brown, a thirty-four year old Londoner whose fiancé dumped her two weeks before her...more
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Due to the absolute bargain price for this on Amazon, along with it’s title and description, it was an easy ‘click to add to basket’ moment! This is a fun and easy to read chick-lit offering which I read over just a few evenings.
Gilly is a very likeable character. She is still getting over the shock of being jilted and trying to make a new life for herself that isn’t dependent on being with that ‘special other person’ the whole time. Her dog walking friends that she meets in the park every day,...more
This is you typical predictable chick lit book, but with a bit more depth and tackling some important issues. For example, a mother leaving her children after the loss of her young disabled child (the children's sibling); marriage; divorce; falling in and out of love - and knowing when to stop a marriage before it happens; a break up and the inevitable depressed state of the female - and having friends and their dogs to rally around her. Lots happening in this book but it is written in such a lo...more
This classic chick-lit fictional novel is a delight to behold, being perfect for taking on holiday or to the beach as it is a light read. Standing out on the shelf with its striking cover it is a book that I would highly recommend, as it will appeal to many kinds of reader who enjoy romance, interesting storylines and a gripping tale. One follows the main character Gilly Brown as she embarks upon a new future life in London with her cute dog Ruskin, and sets up finding a lodger. Such a tenant is...more
Gilly, at 34, is having a rather early mid-life crisis. She's not sure if she wants to stay in London, recovering from being jilted just a fortnight before her wedding. But when she starts looking at living further afield, an old friend suggests she take in a "Monday to Friday' lodger to help pay her bills. After several amusingly dreadful applicants, the almost perfect Jack turns up. His main fault is that he's quite secretive about himself, even after they start - inevitably - an affair.

Тој ѝ предложи брак... Таа прифати... Тој се премисли во последен момент... Таа остана со скршено срце...

Што се прави кога имате 34 години и кога свршеникот ќе ве откачи две недели пред свадбата? Додека нејзините пријателки се мажат, додека тие се селат во мирните предградија за да раѓаат деца и да живеат во помирна околина, Гили Браун останува сама во Лондон со нејзиното куче Раскин како единствено друштво. Време е за продолжување понатаму, доста плачење, доста депресии!

Па, следејќи го советот...more
Rosemarie Short
At first I thought this was just going to be your typical froth. And okay, yeah, it kind of was. The plot revolves around Gilly; a woman who was five minutes shy of being jilted at the altar and has been unlucky in love ever since. Her grand idea, put forward through advice guru estate agent Robert, is to get a lodger - more specifically a Monday to Friday man.

So the plot thickens when attractive and high flying Jack answers her advert. Gilly's dog walking circle are at first ecstatic but as th...more
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