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Millie's Fling

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  6,485 ratings  ·  555 reviews
He's the best thing that ever happened to her. He's also the worst. He's Millie's Fling. From one of the premiere contemporary authors in the UK, here is a fun and romantic tale that proves the road to matchmaking hilarity is paved with good intentions.

Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla
Paperback, 501 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published January 1st 2001)
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Mar 20, 2011 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Light Romance
My determination to achieve my goal of reading 80 books this year is forcing me to admit to my guilty pleasure: I read lots of romances (especially now that Barnes & Noble is handing them out for free. Curse you, B&N!!!).

Actually, I don't so much "read" them. I plow through them. Skim them. Blast through to the end. Look, it's not like they're Crime and Punishment, (which, incidentally, I just finished). I don't have to spend hours trying to figure out if the rain is symbolic or simply
Yikes - was I drinking or otherwise impaired when I wrote this review? Sorry for the typos. I believe they've all been fixed...

I got a Kindle for Christmas. :-)

I've read the criticism about how a Kindle is sacrilege because you don't read a "real book" - no real book smell, no cover art, no page turning, etc. - but I gotta say that I love it. Turning pages is great, I guess. But in the end, I really just like to read. Kindle allows me to do that just as easy, if not easier, than a real book. (I
I love the Brits’ dry turn of phrase, tongue-in-cheek humour and ability to be self-deprecating. Jill Mansell has straddled all the above ingredients in her refreshing collection of chick-lit. Her books are fun reads; devoid of random smut and brimming with memorable characters, quick-silver dialogue and believable story-lines.

Millie’s Fling is one such fine example. The best way to review this l’il gem would be to give a little heads-up on some of the characters. So here goes:
Wendy Hines
Millie Brady saves best-selling romance novelist Orla Hart from jumping to her death one afternoon. Orla is so grateful that she has decided to make Millie the heroine in her next book. She is determined that Millie will find that special someone over the summer and she'll do whatever she can to make it happen. She'll interview and hire just the perfect hunky gardener, she'll have a party in Millie's honor and invite celebrities, and she'll set her up with who she thinks Millie may find acceptab ...more
While sitting in her boyfriend's car listening to him try and convince her to move in with him, Millie spy's famous romance writer Orla Hart about to commit suicide. Jumping out of the car, and subsequently ending her relationship, Millie runs to Orla's side and convinces her that just because Orla's husband has been found out ot be cheating on her, that killing herself isn't the way to get even. What ensues is a non-stop roller coaster ride full of rollicking fun and laughs with Millie blunderi ...more
Millie and Orla's meeting will change both of their lives. Orla because Millie just saved her life, and Millie because Orla is determined to make Millie the heroine in her next big romance novel. Unfortunately for Orla's story, Millie doesn't have a romance budding at the moment. Orla doesn't despair though. She sets right to work writing down all of the events that happen in Millie's life and arranging for Millie to "meet" some guys. Orla's taste in men is kind of bad, and Millie's has to navig ...more
Real Rating: 3.5

E...já li.
Com este livro, tenho finalmente as leituras em dia no que toca a esta autora. Sobre o livro Romance Atribulado, não é dos meus livros favoritos.
No entanto, a autora conseguiu mais uma vez criar uma história bem-humorada, divertida e leve que se lê num instante. A escrita dela é tão fluída e descomplicada, que as páginas passam a correr e nem damos por elas passar.
A mim acontece-me sempre isto nos livros dela.
Gostei das personagens mais uma vez. O casal principal fo
Kate  Maxwell
Jill Mansell’s characters are the British best friends I never had! They are real, quirky and a whole lot of fun! Millie’s Fling starts off with Millie in a car with her boyfriend who is trying to ask her to move in with him, and all she can focus on is the person at the edge of the cliff who looks like she is contemplating throwing herself over the edge. Her boyfriend is asking her to move in with him, and all she thinks about is how little she cares for him as she throws open the car door to ‘ ...more
Jill Mansell has surpassed herself once again in Millie's Fling. Chicklit and women's fiction readers will enjoy this spontaneous journey in Cornwall, England.

"Having ignored his plea, Millie promptly cannoned into the lamp-post behind her. Clutching her left shoulder and trying to pretend it hardly hurt at all--ow, ouch--she wondered why her life had to so closely resemble Mr. Bean's. What she wouldn't give to be sleek and chic and in control at all times." (Page 108-9 of ARC)

Millie is a down-t
Jacob Proffitt
I liked this book a whole lot more than it probably deserved. The writing is a bit rocky, though not egregiously so, and there's not a lot of depth to the characters, really. Still, I ended up liking it quite a bit, mostly because Millie was charming and fun to tag along with.

The most noticeable problem with the writing is that there are even more perspective shifts than is typical, even for romance novels. You end up riding along with most of the side characters at one point or another, even so
Margarida Cruz
Jill Mansell é, sem dúvida, uma das minhas autoras preferidas. Simplesmente adoro os seus livros. Têm tudo o que se pode pedir para uns momentos de leitura muito bem passados: uma grande dose de humor, romance, boas personagens e uma boa intriga. Além do mais, são daqueles livros que sabem bem em qualquer altura do ano. São leves, mas de uma carga humorística fenomenal e histórias hilariantes que tão bem se assemalham à realidade em que vivemos.

A verdade é que sempre que leio algo de Jill Mansel
Mais uma vez me diverti imenso ao ler este novo livro de Jill Mansell. Desta feita, a protogonista, novamente uma mulher, é uma rapariga muito divertida e, apesar de todos os desgostos de amor, está de bem com a vida e consegue, a meu ver muito bem, ultrapassar as adversidades que se lhe colocam no caminho. Como que se estivessemos a ler a obra final de Orla Hart, uma famosa autora de bestsellers criadas por Jill Mansell, depressa entramos na história de Millie, da própria Orla, e das personagen ...more
Sobre os romances de Jill Mansell a verdade é que já não há nada de muito diferente que eu possa dizer.
Eles possuem um humor inconfundivel e contangiante que é na minha opinião umas das marcas da autora. Os romances têm também na sua grande maioria, muitas pripécias e reviravoltas inesperadas e revigorantes, nunca, a meio de um livro desta autora podemos ter a certeza de qual será o final, pois o mais certo é que este não seja exactamente como esperamos. Ainda outra caracteristica desta autora é
Suad Shamma
This was quite a big book, but it took me only a couple of days to finish. I was starting to think Mansell was losing her touch, but boy, was I wrong.

Millie is one of the most endearing characters I've read about to date. She is nice, witty, funny, charming and very spontaneous. Hugh is also a great character, and made for a great hero - a dash of romance, with a sprinkle of tormented past, guilt, sex, and a bunch of coincidences and you get yourself the full package.

Obviously, like her other bo
I downloaded Millie's Fling as a free e-book for the kindle. I was in the mood for something that was light and funny and from the book description it sounded like this story would fit the bill. I’ve never read Brit Lit before (except Harry Potter) and I think I got a pretty good glimpse of British mannerisms and humor in this novel.

This book didn't really work for me--I found it very long and too silly. I think if it had been shorter (and a few less plot lines) I would have liked it more. I fou
This is exactly what I was looking for- a light, easy read that kept me interested and entertained.
When Millie impulsively decides to save Orla's life, their lives become tangled in strange ways. Orla, the blockbuster author, needs something different to write about. Millie, recently unemployed and single, looks to be just the thing. With a whole cast of crazy, (mostly) loveable secondary characters, Millie doesn't necessarily shine brightly. However, Millie is average enough, and finds herself
Gina Borkowski
Jill Mansell is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style of including several small story lines surrounding the main one. The characters are all quirky and definitely keep the reader guessing. Millie was such a fun main character I almost wish this were first in a series of Millie novels. Definitely recommend this author and this book to anyone who enjoys a fun read that also has some depth.
Millie Brady is an adorable character. She is well liked and has a good heart. Her humor is very quirky and she is quick witted. In the beginning of the book, she tries to help prevent a suicide of a woman thinking of jumping off a cliff at Tresanter Point. Turns out that Orla Hart is a famous author in a bit of a slump. She repays Millie by being her friend and introducing Millie to all kinds of crazy characters to spice up Millie's love life.

Millie and her best friend, Hester, create their
Millie Brady saves the life of a woman contemplating suicide who ends up being a bestselling novelist Orla Hart. The worthless boyfriend gets pissed and dumps her. Millie decides a man-less summer is what she needs and she and her roommate wager on who can remain celibate for the next few months. Orla, who is under pressure to write a new novel decides Millie should be the main character and she pays her a retainer to keep her up on her life on a weekly basis. Millie becomes her new heroine, one ...more
3.6 stars..

The book was a bit too long, but it did make me a laugh quite a few times.
Loved Lucas! And Con. Aw hell, and Christie Carson too.
Cute characters, I enjoyed the book, though it did get a bit monotonous somewhere around the middle. Overall, nicely done!
I love Brit humour! Hugh is hilarious and I really enjoyed all his conversations with Millie. Laughing out loud while reading a book doesn't happen to me too often so I'm grateful for this one intelligent character. However, rest of the book proved rather boring.
Excellent Summer Read I really loved it. 4.5 *'s!! I do recommend this book to all who love a good romance/chick lit with only a little sexual content!! Kimberly May if you're reading this it would be perfect for your MIL!! :~D!!
Jackie Fowler
This was a really fun, light read! Definitely entertaining chick-lit that should be read between serious or heavy reads. I love delving into British language and humor (a la Bridget Jones' Diary).
the first half, and the overall basis of the story were entertaining, but the second half wrapped up so fast. i needed more relationship, less cheezy forced set up situations.
So much fun! Why have I never heard of Jill Mansell before? She had me giggling in ER waiting rooms and laughing in public places. Millie is likeable, patient and quick-witted; in fact the characters are all likeable, even the self-absorbed Hester. (Well maybe not Orla's husband.) I enjoyed following the ups and downs of Millie's employment and her friends' trials. She often puts her foot in it and is fatalistic about her own experiences, but is never harsh or judgmental with her friends' foible ...more
Mansell is a great chicklit author, you must check out all of her books. A word of warning, she tells her stories from multiple POVs.
Outrageously fun read that was an Amazon Kindle freebie, author Jill Mansell has a new fan with this one!
Ivy Deluca
The Premise
When Millie saves bestselling novelist Orla Hart's life and loses her boyfriend in the process, one wonders if the rest of the book can be as entertaining and eventful as this dramatic opening but for Millie Brady the fun has only just begun
Millie decides that a man-free summer is just what she needs but Orla, who wants Millie to be the heroine of her next novel, is determined to find her the man of her dreams. As far as Millie is concerned, the only man worth thinking about is Hugh E
Teri Pre
I'm not usually into chick lit, but this was SUCH a fun read!!
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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Actually that’s not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she’s completely run out of displacement activities does she write.

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