Saturday, May 12, 2012

If you like a little English Humor!!!

Nadia Knows Best
Jill Mansell
Reissued May 1st, 2012
440 Pages
Sourcebooks Landmark
Source: NetGalley

Fans of Jane Green will enjoy Jill Mansell. 

When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan, she's tempted. Of course she is. Stranded together in a remote Cotswold pub, with a snowstorm raging outside—let’s face it, who would ever know? But Nadia’s already met The One. She and Laurie have been together for years—they’re practically childhood sweethearts, and she still gets goosebumps at the sight of him.

Okay, maybe she doesn’t see that much of him these days, but that’s not Laurie’s fault. She can’t betray him. Besides, when you belong to a family like the Kinsellas—bewitchingly glamorous grandmother Miriam, feckless mother Leonie, stop-at-nothing sister Clare—well, someone has to exercise a bit of self-control, don’t they? I mean, you wouldn’t want to do something that you might later regret.

I will be honest and tell you that I did skim parts of the book, some of it dragged on a bit, and I was able to catch up on what was going on.  I think the ONLY person who thinks that Nadia Knows Best is Nadia.  She was so used to being straight-laced that she didn't listen to her heart when it was telling her that she had "THE ONE" right in front of her, and boy was he adorable.  Jay Tiernan was everything I like in a hero, he was handsome, charming, funny and even when he was in love with the heroine, he didn't act on his feelings since she was still in love with someone else, or so she thought. 

I thought Laurie was an ass, if that's ok to say.  He didn't mean to be an ass, I guess, but he still was.  He just made some moves that weren't so nice...but i guess that was the point, he wasn't supposed to be likable, or we would have wanted Nadia to be with him in the end.

I will say I did enjoy the funny dialogue and the English Humor, but I wasn't CRAZY about the book.  I didn't read the last page wishing that it would go on forever.  So I say give it a try if you are in the mood for some witty, chick-lit, but maybe see if the library has it in stock first!!

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