Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: The One You Really Want by Jill Mansell

Blurb from Goodreads:
A funny, heartfelt novel about second chances at love from beloved bestseller Jill Mansell

When it comes to love, never say never

When Nancy discovers the expensive jewelry her husband's been buying isn't for her, she decamps from the Scottish countryside to her best friend Carmen's posh Chelsea town house to sort things out.

Nancy finds herself in a surprising new world, where rock stars are nicer than you thought, social workers are not necessarily to be trusted, and the filthy rich are folks with problems just like you. Everybody falls in love with the wrong people, and the path to true love twists and turns before you discover who you really want.
My Review:
This was fun, if predictable.  I devoured it and there were portions that I didn't want to put down.  By the end, I was a bit frustrated because it was one of those scenarios when none of the characters are together because they won't tell each other how they really feel!  That being said, certainly all is well that ends well with this one and everyone was with who they were supposed to be with by the end -- it just took a long time to get there!  I did enjoy the journey and all the characters, especially the secondary characters.

If you're a fan of sweet and predictable contemporary romance with a British flair, you will like this one.  Fans of Jill Mansell and the like will not be disappointed!  The One You Really Want is scheduled to be re-released in the US for e-readers today Tuesday, April 5, 2016, and you can purchase HERE.  You can also download an excerpt of this book and enter to win a book by Jill Mansell on my blog, HERE.
He smelled gorgeous, he had a sense of humor and she just loved the way his eyebrows moved when he smiled, as if they had a life of their own.


  1. Sometimes I love predictable and who doesn't love British flair!!

  2. These books are good for me sometimes, when I just need a fun read. I have enjoyed this author in the past - this one sounds good!

  3. This sounds like a cute chick lit but OMG I'm already smacking them waiting for them to communicate with each other!

  4. This one doesn't sound like one for me, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

  5. Sounds like a fun read. Sometimes I need a quick brain appetizer to prep myself for the heavy hitter type reads :) lol

  6. It would frustrate me too if the characters took a long time to lay their hearts on the line. Glad you were still able to enjoy it!

  7. There was a time (12-14 years ago) that Brit chick lit was all I read. Authors like Lisa Jewell, Anna Maxted, Marian Keyes, Jane Green. But I never read anything by Jill Mansell, even though I see her books everywhere. This one sounds cute for when you're in the mood for something light and fun.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  8. I don't mind predictable if I'm having fun. I would be a little frustrated with the characters for not being forthright with their feelings, though. That gets me every time. Wonderful review, Eva! :)

  9. Lovely review, Eva! Nothing is better than a predictable funny book to curl up in the evening after a tiresome day.

  10. Predictable can work if the book is fun. Nice review.

  11. Thanks so much for the nice review - in my characters' defence, they do have very good reasons for not being able to reveal their true feelings! Lovely to hear the enthusiasm for British writing too - hooray!


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