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Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell

Millie's Fling (edition 2009)

by Jill Mansell

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Title:Millie's Fling
Authors:Jill Mansell
Info:Sourcebooks Landmark (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 512 pages
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This was a strange book for me. For the first third of the book, I was bored. I kept reading it, though, because I'd read a review that said it was a slow starter. Believe me, it is. Then, suddenly, I found I couldn't put it down! I had to find out how the book would end...and I really enjoyed it! ( )
  aharey | Nov 30, 2016 |
This has the trappings of a good story. A young woman called Millie keeps putting her foot in it, despite being kind-hearted and eager to help. But I didn’t particularly enjoy it. This is partly because viewpoints changed so often that I never got to know any of the characters. There’s a lot of action but also a lot of unnecessary and sometimes annoying introspection; I felt that the book could have done with significant editing.

Also depressing is the assumption that people who feel physical attraction for each other will leap into bed at the first opportunity. Perhaps this is meant to humorous, but I didn’t find it amusing; it doesn’t match with anybody I’ve ever met. I found it almost impossible to relate to people who could be so shallow.

It’s a pity, because the growing friendship between Millie a chance acquaintance called Hugh is nicely done, with some verbal sparring and kinship that's much more interesting than the ‘chemistry’ between them. On the positive side, the author closes the door on all bedroom scenes. There’s little or no bad language, either, which is refreshing in this kind of 'chick-lit' book.

Still, it's a lightweight novel (metaphorically speaking; it's quite long) and I completed it in just a few days. It would probably make good holiday reading. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Not my normal read but got it from B&N free Friday downloads. Cute read. Definitely a beach read. ( )
  feenie1010 | Feb 22, 2015 |
Non mi aspettavo niente di più, e niente di meno. :) Molti personaggi, un sacco di fraintendimenti, un paio di storie d'amore e un happy ending per tutti :) ( )
  Manua | Apr 10, 2014 |
On the one hand, this is a fairly conventional piece of British chick lit. On the other hand, it is a semi-metafictive exploration of storytelling and the truth in relationships. Worth a read, even if you don't ordinarily read this sort of book. ( )
  louistb | Jun 24, 2013 |
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Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be.… (more)

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