"Mansell's...gentle humor and enormous heart always ensure a treat for her readers." -RT Book Reviews for Making Your Mind Up 4 Stars
It all starts at a party, as these things often do...
• A one-night stand with far-reaching consequences • Momentarily enamored guests going home with all the wrong people • An unfaithful wife struck by jealousy and getting a dose of her own medicine • A shocking family secret revealed at the worst possible moment
One fling follows another, and now the whole community is embroiled in a great big web of deceit, the untangling of which will charm you, amuse you, make you laugh and make you cry.
Whatever's going on in your life, Solo by Jill Mansell is the perfect distraction right about now...
"A graceful blend of heartbreak, humor and redemptive love." -Kirkus for The Unexpected Consequences of Love
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Warning- spoilers ahead!
I've read quite a few Jill Mansell books and I've started to notice the pattern that most of them follow:
-The rich guy that sleeps around until he finds the perfect woman and falls in love with her in about five minutes in spite of her bland personality
-The beautiful best friend who is flighty and shallow but has a good heart
-Endless descriptions of what the characters are wearing (some of which are bizarre- orange pants and a purple sweater? Is the author color blind?)
-The same phrases used over and over again- "He smiled slightly." "He spoke evenly." "He looked amused."
-Predictability- we know from the beginning which characters will get together but it doesn't happen until the last ten pages.
And this book is no exception, though it's more disturbing than the others. Ross is a controlling, womanizing jerk, but for some reason, women throw themselves at him. Because it's...
This is, perhaps, the worst Jill Mansell book available. None of the characters are likeable, and the storyline, which starts off rather well, is long and drawn out. The book goes on about 400 pages too many and, by the end, I found myself not even caring how the book ended, just happy that it did. The Monahan brothers - Max and Ross - run a very posh/lucrative hotel and use their status to bag lots and lots of women. Hundred between them - they are both love em' and leave em' types and no one can get them to commit to a relationship. Tessa and Holly are best friends with their eyes set on Ross and Max; they spend the entire book either chasing the men or running from them, and meanwhile, the guys continue their affairs without regard for Tessa and Holly. The problem with this book was with the characters; they are deeply flawed (all of them) and, the men in particular, make no excuses for their behavior/affairs. In fact, you get the impression that they really mean what they say -...
Ugh! Ugh, ugh, UGH!!
I cannot begin to review this book, I just can't. I am so DONE and OVER with Jill Mansell. What is wrong with you? What kind of sad, pathetic life have you led to make you come up with such disgusting drivel?
I could not have thought her books could get any worse, but oh my God, they could. They really could. I wish there was a 0 star rating I could give this book to appease my anger and loathing for it. How can ANYONE think this was worth 5 stars?
The characters are an embarrassment to humankind. Pathetic female protagonist, who starts off as an independent, strong-willed, funny - even witty - woman, turns into a lame, sad, annoying coward who runs away from her problems SEVERAL times. An a** of a male protagonist, who is a known womanizer, sleeps around with anything that moves, filthy rich, and disgustingly self-assured and arrogant, has a one night stand with this independent woman and BAM, is suddenly head over heels for...
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