Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Club

This week I read:

Promises, Promises by Erica James

‘I Must Stand Up for Myself More’   so promises Maggie Storm who spends her days cleaning houses for people who often have more money than manners.  Married to a man with as much sex appeal as Mr Blobby, she dreams of a life straight from the pages of a romantic novel.
‘My Head Must Rule Over My Heart’ so promises Ella Moore who, determined never to let her heart get the better of her again, is recovering from seven wasted years of failing to win over the daughter of the man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life.
‘No More Women’ so promises Ethan Edwards who, to distract himself from the depressing sham of his marriage, is a repeat offender when it comes to turning to other women for sexual consolation.  But when Ella appears unexpectedly in his life, he finds himself turning to her for very different reasons.

(from her website)

I liked this book because the characters were simple and relate able....and it was told from the point-of-views of two women and a man. Even though I was frustrated with some of the characters at times it was an enjoyable read. I liked the B.

Two's Company by Jill Mansell

Jack and Cass Mandeville are a dream couple, ridiculously happy together and successful to boot - Jack as a journalist and Cass with her own hugely popular radio show. Indeed, almost every member of the Mandeville family is famous in their own right: from stunning Cleo, a supermodel with attitude, to Sean, the rising star of the comedy circuit. Incredibly good-looking and likeable, the family have captured the hearts of the nation - and the nation's press. But on the day that Jack hits the big 40 - the same day that a redhead called Imogen turns up to interview Jack and Cass forHi! magazine - their proverbial bubble is about to burst...

I have to admit that I am a fan of Jill's books but this one just didn't cut it for me, I don't know why but I didn't like this story. I couldn't stand Jack and Imogen and their selfish ways and Sean was just about as bad. I liked that Cass finally stood up for herself though. I give this book a D/C.

What have you read?
Thanks, Heather!


  1. I do like Jill Mansell's books! I'm sad this one didn't do it for you.

  2. I havent heard of this Jill Mansell book but its looks like maybe I shouldnt add it to my list. The other one looks interesting though!

  3. Hmmm. So Promises, Promises has some...well....promise? Ha! Too bad about the second one. The description makes it sound like it'd be a good read. I won't be fooled. ;)

  4. These both are intriguing to me! I'm trying hard to find a new book!

  5. I haven't read either one but I am always on the Hunt for good books to read!


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