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A Single to Rome

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  109 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A warm and romantic tale of love, sex and making the right choices from the increasingly popular author of NICE GIRLS DO and ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND

When Michael tells Natalie that he 'needs space', she’s devastated. She thought he was the love of her life but now Michael’s found himself a new girlfriend. So much for space. Natalie tries speed-dating, but how could she move
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 26th 2009 by Headline Review (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aug 22, 2015 Janie rated it it was ok
Rating: 2.5 stars.

I purchased this from watertones because the hardcover book was on deal. The book was alright, not the type I would pick out now but it was decent.

The hero (or the guy who the heroine ends up with) isn't the sort I liked. I like my alpha males. Oh, and the heroine isn't the type I liked either.

I did however put the hardcover book to good use! I cut out the pages and hollowed it out and used it for my art project assemblage piece.
Dec 30, 2009 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really lovely book: Natalie's a most endearing heroine, and although the story strains your credulity a bit - can you imagine meeting someone at a speed dating event who gives you the use of a rent-free flat in Rome? - once she gets to Italy it soars. It's well written, funny (her job as a jumper-outer on Rome ghostwalks is brilliant!) and full of memorable and distinctive characters like the lovely Teresa the food writer, Olivia who runs the tea museum, Claudio the stud estate agent. ...more
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Apr 12, 2010 Liz Fielding rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The heroine was human in every way. Weak, strong, funny, sad. And I loved the ending.
Jul 28, 2010 Philippa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010
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Aug 07, 2015 Dorothy rated it really liked it
I picked this up because it was set in Rome. I didn't have high expectations of the story. So imagine my surprise when I went to bed, picked up the book and before I knew it, it was well past midnight!

What happened? I really can't explain. The plot is predictable - if you felt like laying a bet in Chapter Two on who Natalie would wind up with, you'd probably be right. Yet somehow it didn't matter. There was no mystery or puzzle to be solved, yet it kept me reading as if it was a whodunnit. All i
Mar 12, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
In the beginning, this book reminded me a lot of "Eat, Pray, Love"- the ending of a relationship, the fleeing to Rome, the food, new friends, but luckily that's where the similarities ended, because I would have hated to re-read something copied or similar. Sarah Duncan has her own unique style of writing, with her english wit and humour, she makes you enjoy what you're reading. I love books that are set in different surroundings, because they let you travel along with them, as though you're exp ...more
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Nov 08, 2011 Darlene Abdilla rated it really liked it
The only reason I chose to read this book is because of my obsession with Italy. However I can actually say I enjoyed the book it actually makes you think of the stupid mistakes we do because we want to be liked by others. Although the story strains your credulity a bit - can you imagine meeting someone at a speed dating event who gives you the use of a rent-free flat in Rome? Still it is written in an excellent way and I really loved the ending!
Aug 18, 2011 Nikki rated it really liked it
Entertaining book finished in two sittings (one late night!), made more enjoyable by following the author's blog and occasionally sitting back and trying to see her tips and techniques put into action.
Aug 13, 2011 Shay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very easy to read - the plot isn't exactly a surprise, but I liked the location and the characters. It probably isn't even that realistic but I don't want to start nit picking! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to escape to Rome, and will probably read it again.
Jul 25, 2011 Chanpreet rated it it was ok
I had been really excited to read this book, but I wasn't able to get into the book. It just didn't live up to its hype. :(
Jan 12, 2010 Pollypoptart rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
Loved this book - and it made me REALLY want to visit Rome!
May 15, 2013 kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: italy
A little disapointing but enjoyable to read!
Mar 10, 2014 Spidermonkeyloo rated it it was ok
The reason I have given this 2 stars is because I am soon heading to Rome myself, so enjoyed reading about the various landmarks and tourist attractions. It made me more excited to go!
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