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The (Im)Perfect Girlfriend

(Sarah Sargeant #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  581 ratings  ·  44 reviews
We kissed until it became necessary to stop so that we could breathe, by which time my lips were so swollen it looked like I’d been pleasuring a brillo pad. We grinned at each other again and I felt the urge to utter something brilliantly intellectual.

‘Have I mentioned that I’m hopelessly in love with you?’

Actress Sarah Sargeant has finally landed the perfect boyfriend. Bu
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Paperback, 449 pages
Published August 6th 2010 by Pan Macmillan (first published August 1st 2010)
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Love Fool
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Actress Sarah Sargeant has finally landed the perfect boyfriend. But as she leaves London for LA, Sarah finds herself morphing from the perfect girlfriend, baby voicing 'i love you's, into a nutty one who throws phones and screams a lot.

Where did it all go wrong? Was it the photo of a semi-naked ex-girlfriend doing a downward dog she found in her boyfriend's filofax? Or maybe it’s the steamy sex scene she films with the handsomest man in the world, ever.

I am so disappointed in this book. I recom
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Kayleigh
Aug 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
I thought the book started off really well and had some funny moments in it. The character of Sarah was amazing and fit into the story well, very believable. However, certain things (especially towards the end) didnt add up. For example, SPOILER ALERT..why would Rachel invite Simon, Ruth and Anna to her wedding knowing that would be awkward for her best friend, Sarah? It doesnt state in the book anywhere that Rachel was close to Simon. The ending was a bit rushed for me. When Sarah and Leo "brea ...more
Moon Love
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really should be asleep right now. I've got to be up and out of the house in little over 5 hours, but once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. This sequel is just as good as the first book. In fact I am hoping there are more Sarah Sargent books on the horizon. This book was a little more serious than the first, but it was still enjoyable. But I will keep my fingers crossed in hopes of more stories with Sarah.
Tardisgirl
May 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Sue Lilley
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! Sarah is a fantastic character – mad as a hatter but has you rooting for her from the first page. Some scenes were laugh-out-loud funny but I bet Rachel’s wedding speech will squeeze out a tear. I want to know what happens next to all of them.
Raluca
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: tbr
This book tries to hard to be funny for the sake of if. It does have a few funny bits, but the rest just seem like it's trying to hard. I did consider giving it up on it, but powered through - not sure how that makes me feel. Overall, a meh book.
Amy Cullen
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Considering I did not read the first novel I enjoyed this book and found it an easy read. You do not need to read the first book to understand this book. Was a great bargain for 50 cents in the charity shop.
Sarahfrench
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Proper made me laugh 😂 scarily reminded me of me a lot too!
Ms Helen
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended

Definitely a book I would highly recommend. Great characters and a fantastic play that keeps you guessing until literally the very last page.
J Heyes
Entertaining

Great light easy holiday read . Bright breezy and will keep you entertained. An enjoyable witty novel that certainly keep you amused.
Bookevin
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rating : 5/5

We kissed until it became necessary to stop so that we could breathe, by which time my lips were so swollen it looked like I’d been pleasuring a brillo pad. We grinned at each other again and I felt the urge to utter something brilliantly intellectual. ‘Have I mentioned that I’m hopelessly in love with you?'

Actress Sarah Sargeant has finally landed the perfect boyfriend. But as she leaves London for LA, Sarah finds herself morphing from the perfect girlfriend, baby voicing 'I love yo
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Isa
Originally reviewed on Words in a Teacup.

Sarah Sargeant, full-time actress and most-time waitress, has finally found the right man. Of course it has to go downhill when she leaves London for LA and finds a sexy picture of her man’s ex in his planner. She turns from snuggly to prickly in under a second and while she may not be able to sing (despite what her CV says), she’s certainly able to scream and proves just how batty she can be.

Let’s get straight down to business. This book made me happy. A
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gemma jane
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
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Rosie
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010
I really enjoyed this book, it was funny and it had a good plot. Sarah was a good character to have in a book like this, although after a while her swearing became a little tiring and I started to find her quite frustrating. The book had many good twists in it pulled off very well (even if they didn't make sense at times) however I felt that sometimes the book was a little disjointed, especially towards the end.

At the end it just seemed a little rushed and just thrown together. What would make i
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Vanessa O
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
From one of the best to possibly one of the most mind-numbing chick-lit books I have ever read. The laugh out loud humour in the beginning lulled me into a false sense of security because by halfway it was comparable to reading the script of a really bad soap opera or reality TV show*. It took such a sheer amount of effort to complete it that I didn't even wish for it to get better. I just wished for it to end. I really enjoyed her debut novel but this one missed the mark entirely.

*{SPOILERS} Al
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Agi
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
3,5 stars.
It was much, much better than "50 ways..." but not SO my kind of book. OK, it was a good laugh sometimes, and there were some twists in it, very good pulled together, but some of the situations were just too ridiculous and IMO not possible to happen and I really don't think we need so much swearing in one book. Apart from swearing, it was written with a very easy and flottering language and some of the comments were hilarious.
The better part of the book was too slow for me, then it fas
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Emma Sharpe
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved Sarah. She was everything I want to be, funny, jealous when necessary, cheeky, cool but made mistakes that were hilarious. Julia and Rachel were the perfect best friends too. Simon was a good, equal combination of God/twat at the same time which was emotional trivial but in a good way. And don't even get me started in Leo, Leo was described by Holmes as basically the ideal man and what I loved was he doesn't turn out how I expected which was a pleasant surprise. Without giving too much a ...more
Carol Thomas
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I haven't yet read the first of these books but I enjoyed this one. It took me a while to get used to the very chatty style but I soon warmed to the main character. There were many funny, laugh out loud moments. It was a very enjoyable read. I liked the coming together of all the characters at the wedding in the end, though I did wonder why Simon was invited - I wasn't sure what his connection was to the happy couple. A small point as I generally enjoyed the story... Strike that I've now read th ...more
Anna
Apr 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm not fully against this book, because the idea of the plot was good, and interesting. But on the other hand parts like "We kissed until it became necessary to stop so that we could breathe, by which time my lips were so swollen it looked like I’d been pleasuring a brillo pad." Weren't funny for me I felt that the author tried too hard to make it sound funny. And the poop incident taking nearly 4 pages...
June Jones
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was witty and funny and made me laugh, especially the viagra saga, Leo, was a real gent, not many men especially famous actors would have the strong will to stop having sex when Sarah asked him to, and then was so nice to her, the poo incident was a bit too much, made me cringe, there was no need for this, as the story was going well without it, she could have left anything behind, so that was a no no for me, otherwise a great read
Laura
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn't realise that this was the sequel to Lucy-Anne Holmes' '50 ways to find a lover' when I started reading the book. However, if like me you haven't read the first you can still read this and follow what's going on and know what's happened in the past to main character Sarah without feeling lost. This is the perfect book for you if you are a fan of the chick lit novels and looking for a good laugh with some romance.
Barbara Elsborg
I lent this book to my daughter who took ages to read it and when she gave it back, she said - I so agree. To what - I asked. Strange look from her - to the comment you wrote in the back. Well, I don't write in books so had no idea what she meant. Didn't look at the comment but read the book again. I began to remember.
What I wrote was this - This book has the wrong ending!!!! That's all I can say. The story was fluffy and funny at times - just a light read but I that ending? WHY???
Laura Simpson
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Yet again my friend is amazing at choosing books that I will love! Hilarious and so much fun reading. I even was a bit teary :L Sometimes you just love the main character other times you wont to laugh at her, others laugh with her! Other times you want to shake her and say noooo! Was not really sure what to make of the ending but I loved it still!!!
Heather
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This one hit me right in the feels. It was very cruel for Ms Holmes to write Sarah a happy ending in '50 Ways to Find a Lover' only to have it whipped away on the very first page of this book! But amongst the storytelling of how her HEA was no more, there's a wonderful friendship that melted my heart and laugh out loud moments as Sarah progresses with her career.
southernmyst
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Hilarious, well-written, stories woven in very well - it was brilliant!

It's a fast read, and lighthearted. The writing style is very engaging, and kept me turning pages - I finished all 450 pages in 2 sittings. I look forward to reading some of this author's other work!
Arial Nigrel
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
absolutely funny....and real!
Kooky
Feb 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Laugh out loud hilarius lots of bad language and cringingly embarrasing moments i can relate too.
June
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoy Lucy-Anne Holmes' books. I find them funny and touching, rude, sweet and unpredictable. There is always a plot twist you don't expect. This was fab, I loved it.
Kelaine Blades
Apr 18, 2012 rated it liked it
If you want a light hearted chick lit read with some funny Brit culture & humour, this is for you! Lots of laughs.., ...more
Gayle Tennent
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious and brilliant!

Definitely Worth a read! It'll make you laugh and cry.. Get ready to be thrown into the hilarious world of Sarah seargant
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