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Getting Over Mr Right

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Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of ice-cream cheer you up? Did you delete his number and start again? Are you now friends with your ex? Perhaps you’re godmother to his children?

In which case, you’re a weirdo and this book is not for you.

But if you reacted with denial, begging or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you’ve come to the r
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 2010)
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Leah
Jun 23, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashleigh Prince thinks she’s found her Mr Right in Michael so when he dumps her, it comes completely out of left field. Particularly since he dumps her via Facebook. Ashleigh takes the break up incredibly hard and instead of just getting over her heartbreak gracefully and leaving him alone, she instead turns into Michael’s worst nightmare. When begging and pleading fails to win Michael back, Ashleigh decides, after a lot of Googling, that a grand gesture is in order. As Ashleigh’s bid to win Mic ...more
Stephanie
Dec 07, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When is a man like a harmful substance? When you destroy your life trying to get him back or stalk him.

This was enjoyable chick lit with a little voodoo and witchcraft thrown in for comic relief. Both paranormal items were the chicanery variety; there, I think to show the depths to which a desire for love can drive us. So, instead of Ashleigh getting a magical solution to her obsession and depression she has to find a way to face reality and move on.

In the end, of course, the energy put into he
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Sharon Redfern
There isn’t a woman who hasn’t been dumped by her boyfriend that wouldn’t like to do some of the things Ashleigh does in this book. Fortunately, for most of us common sense prevails and we settle for wine or chocolate. Ashleigh has no such scruples. After a two and a half year relationship with Michael, she discovers that her Mr. Right has other ideas and finds out the relationship is over via a Facebook status change. When she finally corners Michael and he drops the bad news on her, Ashleigh t ...more
Afra
Dec 07, 2012 Afra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a story that evoke much emotion in the readers mind but it makes the reader laugh at events that follows. At times the turn of events make the reader want to continue reading it. Ashley makes fool of her self and does everything to miss represent her friend’s advice, care and the impending nuptials. It appears crazy for a person to go on and marry or spend time with an established family, when a single crazy self-involved friend has been dumped as useless. Ashley turns out to be senseles
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Monie
Apr 18, 2012 Monie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though Ashleigh is not supposed to use Facebook at work, she logs on one afternoon and finds that her boyfriend just changed his status to single. Hurt and confused Ashleigh tries desperately to get ahold of Michael but when he ignores her calls, texts and emails she sneaks into his secure building and goes crazy on him. He’s adamant that they don’t belong together and sticks to his decision.

What follows next is a horrible downward spiral that just keeps getting worse and worse. From dress
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Monica
Getting Over Mr. Right: A Novel is a humorous look at one woman's bout of going through a break up. Almost every woman has been through some sort of break up. Some of us take it in stride and hop right back into the dating pool. Others may sulk or be depressed and want people to feel sorry for them. And maybe just maybe some people react just like Ashleigh.

Seeing how Ashleigh reacts really does put it in perspective as to how much women sometimes over think relationships. The way she was dumped
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Stephanie Collins
I truly struggled to work my way thru 50% of this book. I ended up not being able to truly finish it although I did skim thru to the end. I understand what the author was trying to do and I appreciate it but... Dear god the female lead is so truly insane it ended up being annoying and not funny to me.

Ashleigh has met "Mr. Right" or so she thinks she has... He then dumps her by changing his Facebook status to single. When she finally confronts him it doesn't go well... she then goes off the deep-
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Rhonda
Aug 24, 2013 Rhonda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried. I really tried. I made it through the prologue. I started skimming towards the end of the first chapter. Lightly skimmed the next 18 chapters. One sentence per page and I could tell exactly what was going on. Just could not hang with it any longer. Just was not funny. The main character was just too self absorbed. The whiny tone was over the top. Might read the last chapter. But unlikely. This book would have been better named "Obsessed and Stalking My Ex."
Would love to try this author
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Texjim
Oct 20, 2015 Texjim rated it did not like it
I received this book in a bag of paperbacks from a lady friend cleaning out her bookshelves before moving to a new apartment. Most were assorted thrillers from Goldman, Ludlum and Patterson. However somewhere in the middle was Chelsea Handler's "Hello Vodka" and this "Mr. Right". This is perhaps the worst read of my reading life. The reoccurring theme, "annoying" from the other critical reviews resonates well with me. Ms Manby by comparison makes Chelsea Handler seem like Tolstoy. I stuck with i ...more
L.K. Watts
Jul 06, 2012 L.K. Watts rated it it was amazing
This was the funniest book I have ever read! The style of writing really gripped me and I found myself deliciously involved with every chapter. There was no phrase or word repetition that is sometimes all too common with this type of book and it really felt as though the author was writing about a real life situation. A very easy to read, light hearted book.
Miss
Nov 02, 2013 Miss rated it did not like it
The stupidest novel I've ever read with the stupidest main character I've ever seen. Actually,as I was reading, I got so irritated at the level of silliness and stupidity Ashleigh has sunk in. If you care for your nerves, never read this novel.
Nessreen
Funny on occasion, but for the most part, just annoying. Annoying also because it's true: there is no limit to a woman's stupidity when it comes to "keeping Mr Right", etc.
Kstar0330
Jun 24, 2014 Kstar0330 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely all kinds of crazy, funny, sad, and something most everyone has gone through unless you're one of the lucky ones. Though most of us surely have not gone this far and to these extents after a breakup. Calls, texts, online messages, and maybe perhaps the occasional drive-by viewing may have happened. Hopefully we can drown our tears in a pint of ice-cream, some really good chocolate, a few fruity alcoholic beverages, someone willing to listen to our story over and over, or a we ...more
Natalia
Mar 03, 2011 Natalia rated it it was ok
Quick read. Was getting over a semi break up myself and was a cute little reality check for me.
Gone Readin'
Apr 26, 2014 Gone Readin' rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Emmie

We’ve all been there, in that relationship what we are sure is going to last and then out of nowhere it has ended and it feels as though the earth is crumbling beneath you. Getting Over Mr. Right written by Chrissie Manby is a relatable, funny, and well-written novel that truly hits home for anyone that’s been through that tough breakup.

Breakups suck and getting over the one that you thought was “the one” can be heart wrenching. Ashleigh Prince thinks Michael is her Mr. Right un
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Wendy Hines
Ashleigh Prince is an advertising executive in London who has been dating accountant Michael Parker for three years. She wants to get married and have a family but with her past track record, she doesn't want to rush Michael.


So Ashleigh is stunned when Michael dumps her on Facebook. Her best friend, Becky, comforts Ashleigh, telling her that she deserved better anyway. After three years, they should have, at least, been living together or planning their future. But Ashleigh is having none of tha
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KTT
Dec 10, 2011 KTT rated it it was ok
Sadly speaking, this book didn't turn out as well as I expected it to be, especially coming from one of my favourite chic lit writer - Chris Manby. For someone who was dumped via Facebook, Ashiegh took an annoyingly long time to get over his boyfriend and unshamefully committing lots of irksome and childish acts just because of this boyfriend.

I can't say I sympathise with her as Michael (The Boyfriend) had made it pretty clear that they were over and had more or less shown it in his body languag
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Kara Jorges
Dec 31, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it liked it
I’ll admit right off the bat that chick lit is not my favorite genre. I’m generally more annoyed than charmed by man-crazy thirtysomethings with out of control lives. I always wonder how the heroines manage to hold any job, much less the glamorous, responsible ones they have when they seem to spend all their time drinking wine and making fools of themselves. And yet, I’ve had my heart broken and had a hard time getting over someone who wasn’t worthy of me in the first place, so I thought I might ...more
Shana
Oct 01, 2012 Shana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seldom do I breeze through a book in less than a day, but, this book I did. Most women could relate to the heartbreak that Ashleigh, the main character goes through. Ashleigh isn't too experienced in the dating realm. She goes to a Christmas party and she meets a seemingly nice and normal man named Michael who asks her out, from then on for 2 years they date. Ashleigh imagines that they will get married or live together, even though Michael seems more than comfortable living on his own and he ne ...more
Stephanie
Apr 02, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
When is a man like a harmful substance? When you destroy your life trying to get him back or stalk him.

This was enjoyable chick lit with a little voodoo and witchcraft thrown in for comic relief. Both paranormal items were the chicanery variety; there, I think to show the depths to which a desire for love can drive us. So, instead of Ashleigh getting a magical solution to her obsession and depression she has to find a way to face reality and move on.

In the end, of course, the energy put into he
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Kat
Jun 17, 2011 Kat rated it it was ok
I'm really not sure what to say about this book. It was one of those that I probably wouldn't have picked up had I not needed a second book to get free (by one get one free / 1/2 price / 3 for 2 offers are my downfall). I'm not all that familiar with the author so I didn't have any preconceived ideas about it in that way.


I suppose I could say the book was easy to read. There wasn’t really much in there to tax my brain and it’s one of those books that you can easily put down and pick up at will.
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Kimberly
Review Written for www.books-n-kisses.com

Remember being in love? Life is perfect with your guy and then he says “it’s over”? Then remember calling your best friend and crying? Having your best friend call to see if she could play middle-man and get you two back together? Getting into the car and driving down his street to see what he was doing? Maybe even making that one last call to say you loved him and please take you back? And when he didn’t you cried again on your best friends shoulder unti
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Emily
Oct 27, 2012 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
Ashleigh has been dating Michael for two years plus, and she figures it is just a matter of time before Michael gives her the more commitment that she is looking for. Even if he is just using his current promotion to expand his bachelor image, an upgraded bachelor pad, new sports car, new wardrobe. But, it is just a matter of time right. That is until she checks her Facebook in the middle of the day and finds that Michael is now single and then proceeds to unfriend her.

Processing it all Ashleigh
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Rea Sinfield
May 31, 2011 Rea Sinfield rated it really liked it
Getting Over Mr Right is the first book I have read by Chrissie Manby (who I have found out is the same author Chris Manby) I found this book in the returns section of the library and decided to give a new author a try.


The Plot:
Poor Ashleigh is dumped by her boyfriend of 2 years, Michael and if this isn't bad enough the way he did it only makes things worse, he dumped her on face book. What would you do in this situation? Im sure it wouldn't be the same as what Ashleigh does! She goes out of h
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Jennifer
I'm a sucker for a cute cover and a catchy title, so this book was a shoe in for me to read. I'm not as disappointed as other reviewers about the book, but I'm not as into it as others are either.

General summary:
Like so much chick lit (which is a genre I tend to favor), this is about a girl who thinks she's got it all only to get dumped and everything to crash around her. In her grieving process she goes a little off the deep end. She ends up with a restraining order, unhappy friends, sleeping w
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Jackie
My blog for Book Reviews!

Everyone has been dumped at one point. (If not... lucky you. Unless that means that you have never been in a relationship... Then... I don't know what to say about that.) But I know that I have been through incredibly dark times after bad breakups. It's just not an enjoyable time.

But to read about someone's utterly ridiculous trip in the dark times? It can be a little entertaining.

I received a copy of Getting Over Mr. Right through one of the giveaways courtesy of First
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Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
Holy crap, I was laughing so hard it was difficult to concentrate. I have never been in a formal relationship, well, one, but that only lasted like two months so I really don't count it, but I have been with friends who have had multiple relationships and most of them have been the dumped. And, they get depressed or angry, but at least they pick themselves up and go at it again. I have never, in my life, seen someone like Ashleigh behave in such a way before.

This girl was hysterical and so real,
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Melliane
Mon avis en français

My English review

It’s always a pleasure to have a break between all my books to get into another genre. The Chick-lit has always been something different to read, something that allows to change a little my ideas.

Getting over Mr. Right was a fast read, well it’s not a big book either and the writing style is really fluid, so we can have a pleasant moment. I confess I was immediately attracted by the synopsis. Mainly when I saw the words “voodoo curse” and “witchcraft”, I knew
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Charlotte
http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot....

It is a rare woman that hasn't gone through a break-up that left her so heartbroken she lost her mind for a minute and does a few crazy things. But to do ALL of the things that Ashleigh did after Michael dumped her makes her a very unlikable character. And what she did to her best friend is downright despicable. I understand that she was coming from a place of pain, but geesh. As painful as it was to watch Ashleigh self-destruct, I couldn't tear myself awa
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M.L.
Oct 20, 2012 M.L. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads and I want to say a resounding thank you! I was most excited to win it because it sounded like a delightful book and from the first page I realized I was right. This book was so clever and funny. From the moment Ashleigh finds out she's been dumped via Facebook she begins a journey of absolute insanity! She goes through all the usual phases of a breakup with madcap hilarity and very unique abandon. I loved the ending and it made me wish ...more
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