Okay, so I am rating each story as they are, and then again as a whole:
Red Letter Day - 3/5 Mother Figure - 2.5/5 No Strings Attached - 4/5 When the FatOkay, so I am rating each story as they are, and then again as a whole:
Red Letter Day - 3/5 Mother Figure - 2.5/5 No Strings Attached - 4/5 When the Fat Lady Sings - 2/5 (was going to be a one, but the end amused me) Art Lover - 4.5/5 Home and Dry - 3/5 Revenge - 4.5/5 Delivering Happyware - 4/5 The Alma Club - 5/5 Love is Science Fiction - 2.5/5 What goes around... - 2/5 Stone Money - 2/5 Changing People - 4/5 (though I am positive I have read this elsewhere... before reading this book. Anyone have any idea where?) There is a God - 2.5/5 The Fortune Teller -4/5 Weddings and Wonderbras - 4.5/5 The Masturbation Map - 4/5 For a Few Dollars Whore I & II - 2.5/5
I only had the 'More' free edition, so I didn't know (and am quite dissapointed) that it's only half of the book. I would like to read the rest, though.
An Overall rating of this I guess would be a 2.5... I wouldn't re-read. I'll round it down to a 2. ...more
Okay, so normally I put up a review the day after I read the book - BUT I've been so busy I have only just got the time. I absolutely loved this book.Okay, so normally I put up a review the day after I read the book - BUT I've been so busy I have only just got the time. I absolutely loved this book. Definately one of the best, if not THE best, chick-lit book I've read.
I enjoyed reading about three different protaganists who were completely different to say the least. I only really liked Ashling and warmed up to Lisa at the end, the other woman I just took a disliking to completely.
I'm not going to give a detailled review because I don't think the book needs one, but I highly recommend it to anyone wanting just a fun, interesting, chick-litty read. Haha....more
Okay so this book was a perfect, light, chick-lit summer read. And that's the best way to sum it up for me.
Blurb: [i]Every bride is entitiled to some pOkay so this book was a perfect, light, chick-lit summer read. And that's the best way to sum it up for me.
Blurb: [i]Every bride is entitiled to some pre-wedding jitters. And what girl wouldn't think twice about marriage when her fiance gets his eyebrows shaved off just in time to look hideouos for photographs?
But what if it's not the ceremony that freaks you out but the happy ever after? Heidi Savage is wondering whether she can really forsake all the others for macho, beer-swelling Ed. And how can a couple who've never even been baby-sitters be ready to start a family of their own?
Will the answer come in the form of her ex-boyfriend Steven? Grown-up, gorgeous and good-with-children. Is Heidi's dilemma simple a case of right shoes, right dress, wrong husband?[/i]
Okay, so from the blurb I expected to be reading about this woman who is second-guessing her whole life with her fiance, and I guess that is the basis of the story - though for some reason it was not at all what I expected. It isn't as simple as the blurb and you get into a lot more detail about why she is feeling the feelings she is... and they are what make the book for me. The ending to me was unexpected - completely the opposite to what I thought was going to happen - but I must admit it did make me smile.
The upporting Characters of Kara and her son were wonderful, too. I loved them.
Overall, it was a very good book in it's own right. Though it is not one I'd re-read, I would recommmend it for a sweet, romantic, sometimes funny summer read.
The only problem I had with this book, and why it didn't get a higher amount of starts for me was the fact that I could not easily sit down and read this book for hours on end - which is what I like in a good book. I happily read it, but I could easily put it down and I must admit, did get bored with at times.
But, like I said - I do not regret reading it, it was a fun journey. ...more
More of a 2.5 stars. I got this book free in a mag - I think it was Cosmopolitan and I really wasn't interested in the look of it at all, or the blurbMore of a 2.5 stars. I got this book free in a mag - I think it was Cosmopolitan and I really wasn't interested in the look of it at all, or the blurb. But, me being me, I couldn't just throw a book away... so it went under my bed for... oh I dunno a couple years or months or something. Well, I have eventually got to it - I was after something light after reading Nien's 'Life and Death in Shanghai' and well - it was a light read.
The story reminded me somewhat of 'Bridget Jones' though not as witty and interesting. It's about a woman named Evie who works at a plastic surgery clinic as a receptionist. She's dying for a holiday anddd none of her two friends seem happy to comply. So, she gets whipped up on a work weekend in France which, obviously, she see's as a holiday.
Then the story is about her adventures there.
*************SPOILERS AHEAD *****************
So, the first thing that irked me about this book is the lack of proofreading. There were some mistakes that really, really should have been noticed. A scene about a pay rise, and one scene about Evie's conversation with Dr. Maitland when he suddenly turns into Dr. Bennett for a sentence. The second was the way the people were described... first off Evie was apparently not very thin, or attractive - though when we really look into it - she buys a bikini for the beach (which seems to me like she has nothing to hide), also the way the men are described. One minute according to Evie they are grotesque and the next - the hottest things on the planet. Also, sometimes in the plot what was going on was not exactly clear... I didn't even realize she had slept with Tom till after the deed was done...
However, although there were things that annoyed me about this book. I did enjoy her adventures. It wasn't an amazing story and I wouldn't read it again, but it was light - breezy and fun which is what you look for in these types of novels.
I can't say I hated it, because that's far from the truth. But I also didn't love it. It's a good story, one that would probably work as a comedy movie....more
This book was a gift from my little sister to me from christmas. Everyone knows I'm a bookworm, so it worked well to get me a book. :) Its definatelyThis book was a gift from my little sister to me from christmas. Everyone knows I'm a bookworm, so it worked well to get me a book. :) Its definately not the type of book I'd initially choose to read for myself, but it has suprisingly turned into one of my favorites. I love the adventures of Katie, although yes - she does seem to be acting a bit like a lovesick teenager, she was given a chance to reincounter her first love.. I think most people would probably regress just a little in that situation. It did, honestly, take me a little while to get into the flow of the book as one chapter is her current life, and the next a flashback. But I grew to love this set up as you relive her growing love with her, and develop an understanding as to why she is acting so irrational and childish.
SPOILERS MAY BE AHEAD!!!
I do, though, kind of wish they stayed together in the end. Even though I do have a love/hate relationship for the feeling of Jakes character - it seems so final for her to brake off like that. But, I suppose, healthy as they couldn't have a normal family life with eachother with him being famous. And she does realise that he may nor want what she does.. So it seems all for the best.
So, yes - a very entertaining story, I couldn't put it down and most importantly, didn't want to. Definately earns a spot on my favorite shelf!...more