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Happy Hour

3.19 of 5 stars 3.19  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  21 reviews
When Jane Anderson catches her handsome garden designer husband having an affair she takes up her best friend Susie’s offer of a trip to New York. As soon as she arrives people look at her oddly, treat her like royalty and keep referring to her as Rosie Reynolds. She discovers that Rosie is the Big Apple’s favourite talk show host and after Rosie’s botched face-lift, Jane ...more
Published (first published January 19th 2012)
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Kirsty Mcmanus
I really liked the premise of this book (I've been a bit fussy with chick-lit lately) and I wasn't disappointed.

It was really well written, particularly for an independent debut author - and the story progressed quite nicely. All the characters played their roles well and I was very satisfied with how it all wrapped up.

Definitely recommend!
Happy Hour was a very enjoyable read. The story was very well paced and the characters were well developed and interesting. This is a great chick-lit book.
I really enjoyed the premise of a wife who has always been in the background, getting dumped by her husband, running to her best friend and getting caught up in the famous lifestyle of a popular TV host. This was really surprising to me as it actually hand a lot more depth then I was expecting for a chick-lit novel. Jane really has to discover who she is on her own, without her husband and even her son, and where you draw the line on what you will do and not. This is a well written story and eve ...more
Natalie aka: PajamaBookGirl
What a lovely little book. Proper old school chick lit it is, Full of little twists and turns and eye opening moments. Love and heartbreak, fear and unexpected surprises. Everything you want in a quick and easy read.

Story follows Jane Anderson a full-time mum to 12 year old Jeremy, and full-time skivvy to her husband Paul and their or should I say his gardening business. With Jeremy home from Boarding school one weekend he happens to come across his father and one of his female clients in what
There's a lot about Rosie I think perhaps I wouldn't like. I think she's a bit silly, maybe flighty at points. When it comes down to brass tacks, however, when she has to make serious and financial decisions. She tends to be very respectable. I don't mean proper and socially correct. I mean she makes decisions I respect, and considering the genre I never really expected that.

At the end of the book I don't have any really complaints about the writing. There was one recap scene that felt tedious a
A cute little novel. Premise requires you to accept a number of incredible leaps. The book follows Jane, a frumpy British housewife, on a trip to New York as she is discovered to be a look-alike for one of the most famous women in the US. Even Susie, her BFF who has been in NYC for 20 years, is surprised to realize that Jane looks just like an uber-famous person. But Jane is such a dead ringer for this celeb she is able to star in her television show with no-one noticing the difference?! The sto ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Melissa rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick Lit Readers
"Happy Hour" was an entertaining and mindless read. Every once and awhile it's good to read something that is completely unrealistic and far fetched. I liked Jane but found her incredibly weak and naive. Although, I could relate to her in many ways. Jane was always trying to find the good in people, do what was best for everyone, and try to do what was right. She tended to give the benefit of a doubt to Paul and Lou far too often. The editing for this story was atrocious. I probably would have g ...more
what a silly pile of wasted words. Total crap. I borrowed this from the amazon lending library and returned without even finishing it. My intelligence has been insulted- not because it's not a smart book but because it has wasted my time by having such a stupid, pointless story line. I love junk food books and even apparently like 'tween books (read the Hunger Game trilogy twice so far) so you don't have to be a Rhodes scholar to write something good but come on. Don't waste your time. Learn fro ...more
Terah Edun
An entertainng read but so very frustrating. I made it through 59% of the book before giving up. How Jane could put up with that idiot Lou's antics is beyond me. He constantly walked all over her (at one point embarassing her in front of an audience of thousands), apologized briefly (no gifts included!) and she accepted him back with open arms.
Jul 12, 2012 Emma rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Emma by: Amazon
I found myself enjoying it throughly i couldn't put it down, at the end if got a bit predictable but i really thought the story was well written and has brought me to an author that i have never read before.
The book was remotely exciting. But it was really predictable. But there were a few surprises. Overall, a good book, but I wish it was little shorter. :)
Danielle Nielsen
The plot was extremely predictable, however it was hard to put down at certain points. Overall it wasn't terrible, but certainly not the best.
Steph M
It's a good easy read, if you can believe a few lofty leaps. Also, there's not really any chemistry between Lou and Jane, so that's a bummer.
Abby Matisse
I liked this one. Fun premise and a nice ending. I also thought the non-perfect hero was interesting.
Could have been published in 2 parts, good read. Kindle layout could have been better though.
a bit short, thin plot but the characters pulled the storyline through.
A light chic lit and a very enjoyable easy read.
A decent enough chick-lit story
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