"Darkly funny and sexy-literary escapism at its finest."
By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweler working in a lively London studio. By night, she's a sleepwalker troubled by a past she can't put to bed and a present that leaves her clinging to an unsuitable boyfriend. Arlo Savidge was once a budding heartthrob musician. Then tragedy struck and he chose to fo...more
I would actually say that this is one of the few books that I would happily read again.
I hope theres a sequel, I would love to know how Petra and Arlo got on, married, kids etc etc lol xxxxxxxxxx
Utterly fabulous. I will definately be reading more of Freya North.
I hoped it would be good when I picked it up. I enjoyed it for the first 20 pages or so, but after that I really felt like I was slogging through it. It took me several weeks to finish. I ended up skipping about 100 pages, past the inevitable heartbreak, to where things got going again. I kept ...more
I have had many friends recommend Freya North reads to me but I have never been pulled enough by the covers and the blurb of her books. I had no other books to read and found this one and that nagging voice in my head said to give it ago.
Like I said in my opening the books which I have seen by Freya North do not call out to me. It certainly doesn't stand out from other books. The main part of the front cover is Freya North writ ...more
In this story, Mary Sue, oops I mean Petra Flint, reminisces about some weird stuff that happened when she was a kid, dumps a jerk boyfriend, texts her friends (in irritating textspeak more befitting a ten-year-old than a grown woman), makes some kickass jewelry, and finally hooks up with the Boy of Her Dreams (TM). Also, ...more
London jewelry designer Petra Flint is surprised to hear a song on the radio by a boy that she once knew, and Petra wonders whatever happened to Arlo Savidge. She doesn't know that Arlo now teaches music at an English boys' school -- and that their paths are about to cross again after several years. When Petra and Arlo meet again, they find themselves reminiscing about the past and trying to forge a future together. But a series of misundersta ...more
In this case, we explore the concept that you never get over your first love (especially when it was mostl ...more
The first of Freya North I ever read was Pip, and I really enjoyed it.
I’ve always loved the way British authors write, with their quirky little things that they say, and the dry humour that they have.
Pillow Talk makes you laugh, it makes you want to cry, it makes you want to swear at the stupid bimbo and it makes you feel that love does exist.
The story is about Petra Flint, a 32 year old jewellery designer that lives in London, oh and she sleepwalks (which makes out for a very funny s ...more
I found it all a bit stupid to be honest. The story was alright (if obvious) but the characters were vapid and the changes of perspective and tense were hugely irritating.
If you are completely obsessed with tanzanite then you'll probably enjoy this book which is heavy on descriptions of it. Personally, one description w ...more
I love the characters and her relationship with all her friends, kind of reminds me of my friends and valuable they are and will be there no matter what.
I loved her relationship with Peter and how they deal with there issues and how it plays out.
I think it's got all you need from a book, it takes you on a journey, I really didn't want the book to end.
I applaud Freya North's descriptions and her obvious investigation and study of things like sleepwalking and Tanzania. (both play a big role in th ...more
"By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweler working in a lively London studio. By night, she's a sleepwalker troubled by a past she can't put to bed and a present that leaves her clinging to an unsuitable boyfriend. Arlo Savidge was once a budding heartthrob musician. Then tragedy struck and he chose to forsake stardom and all future affairs of the heart for a quiet life in the countryside as a music teacher.
Petra and Arlo haven't seen each other since they were teenagers-when th ...more
To be honest I did not complete the entire book. Simply because the story was oh so obvious right from the start, and personally, I do not like to read stories where everything is so cliched, and works out exactly as you think it would.
The story starts with Petra being in an emotionally abusive relationship with a jerk face of a “handsome and rich” guy who treats her like a piece of furniture. But, like every true heroine she thi ...more
I know I sound rude, and I'm terribly sorry. I love Freya North. I bought this book without giving it a second thought, and I'll still read her newer novels. I just found this one dull, boring, slow-paced, and I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters.
I'm hoping to get stories that are closer the McCabes, or Love Rules, as I found this title to drag on and slip my mind the minu ...more
A story of first love and second chances from the bestselling author of Love Rules The sleepwalker. By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweller working in a lively London studio. By night, she sleepwalks. She has 40 carats of the world's rarest gemstone under her mattress but it's the skeletons in her closet that make it difficult for her to rest. The insomniac. At one ti ...more
I will however keep going with her books so hopefully her next one will be better.
The story itself was very predictable (even though I have read it before it was some years ago). The characters themselves are not very deep ...more