Remember when I reviewed Jill Mansell’s book, An Offer You Can’t Refuse? It was her American debut and at least in my opinion, it was a big hit! Well, the excellent folks at Sourcebooks gave me the opportunity to review her second novel to debut in America! It’s called Miranda’s Big Mistake, and it totally solidifies my opinion of Mansell being a phenomenal writer!Â From the publisher…
“Miranda is thrilled with Greg. He’s gorgeous, funny, and practically perfect. Greg thinks Miranda is great, but he hasn’t told her everything about himself. After all, even the sweetest girl is likely to be put off by a man who’s left his newly pregnant wife. But there’s now way she’ll ever find out… is there?
When Greg inevitably breaks Miranda’s heart, her friend Danny is there to cheer her up, and they quickly wreaks an unforgettable revenge. Miranda’s now ready to move on to another affair – but will Danny get a chance to tell her he’s in love with her himself…”
For every girl who’s had a crappy, less than honest boyfriend, or a recent breakup- this book is going to make you feel so much better.Â The plot is complicated, stretching it without being unbelievable- I love how Mansell weaves characters together in a series of mishaps and coincidences- and makes you laugh out loud.Â Her characters are approachable and the story pulls you in, as if you’re listening to a friend recount her latest dating disasters.Â Â Â It’s a hard book to put down!Â It’s a book that I’m passing on the friends and I know will get passed on to their friends because it’s such a great story!
Once again, I suggest bringing Mansell’s literature to the beach.Â While her stories are simple, they’re very followable, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting what’s going on if you get distracted by the ice cream stand or a game of volleyball!Â They’re easy to pick up and put down several times; I kept my copy around while I was watching TV, although after my favorite show ended, I forgot to put the book down again when the commercial break ended.
I love Miranda’s Big Mistake & Jill Mansell so much that I want to give a copy to one of my fabulous readers!Â Books are one of my favorite birthday gifts, so it seems appropriate!Â The giveaway ends at midnight EST on July 14th; open to US and Canada!
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