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Straight Talking

by Jane Green

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Meet Tasha--single and still searching. A producer for Britain's most popular morning show working under a nightmare boss, Tash is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of twenty-first century dating. She and her three best friends certainly haven't lived the fairy tale they thought they would: there's Andy, who's hooked on passion, but too much of a tomboy to have moved much beyond the beer-drinking contest stage; Mel, stuck in a steady but loveless relationship; and Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose. Their love lives are only complicated by the sort of men who seem to drift in and out: Andrew--suave, good-looking and head over heels in love ... with himself; Simon, who is allergic to commitment but has a bad-boy nature that's impossible to resist; and Adam--perfectly attractive, but too sweet to be sexy. Sets the record straight regarding the real world of dating, and follows the adventures of Tash and her friends as they search for fulfillment and the right kind of love. Funny, flirty, and ultimately tender.… (more)
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Well that was pretty much read-it-all-in-one go Chick Lit perfection! Super fun. It's Sex and the City if it was set in London, if Carrie was more Samantha-ish and if she ended up with Aidan ( )
  AngeH | Jan 2, 2020 |
The author "talks" to the reader. ( )
  lhaines56 | Jul 4, 2019 |
Well I did not write much about this book but I at least know if I liked it or not.

On Saturday, June 17, 2006

7 out of 10
Nice read. Not her best. But I liked it. Read this 15/16 June 2006

(Those were the days when I read a book in a day or 2) ( )
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
Not the best Jane Green but humourous in parts. Pretty easy to follow. The ending wasn't the best. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Aug 29, 2015 |
I heard such great things about Jane Green’s books but I just wasn’t impressed with this one. For the first half or so there was just too much swearing for my taste and a little too much details during the sex scenes. Don’t get me wrong I love romance stories even though I hate the ones with the graphic love scenes but I really did not expect so much in a chick lit book.

I think the deal breaker for me was I just did not like the main character Tasha and she never grew on me. I know the book is supposed to be how Tasha starts off as this relationship wreck and kind of superficial and then matures into a healthy relationship and self outlook but her progression did not make me like her even as she started to change. I was hoping for something like Emily Giffin’s, Something Blue, in which you think the main character is a b*tch but then you grow to like her and wanted her to get the fairy tale ending. Even at the end Tasha just got on my nerves and I was not rooting for a happy ending for her because I felt she did not deserve it and the guy could do better.

See my other reviews here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com ( )
  dasuzuki | Jan 11, 2009 |
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To my wonderful parents...for proving there is such a thing as a happy ending.
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I was never supposed to be single at thirty years old.
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Meet Tasha--single and still searching. A producer for Britain's most popular morning show working under a nightmare boss, Tash is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of twenty-first century dating. She and her three best friends certainly haven't lived the fairy tale they thought they would: there's Andy, who's hooked on passion, but too much of a tomboy to have moved much beyond the beer-drinking contest stage; Mel, stuck in a steady but loveless relationship; and Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose. Their love lives are only complicated by the sort of men who seem to drift in and out: Andrew--suave, good-looking and head over heels in love ... with himself; Simon, who is allergic to commitment but has a bad-boy nature that's impossible to resist; and Adam--perfectly attractive, but too sweet to be sexy. Sets the record straight regarding the real world of dating, and follows the adventures of Tash and her friends as they search for fulfillment and the right kind of love. Funny, flirty, and ultimately tender.

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This could be about your best friend. Or your girlfriend. Or it might be about you. Are you Tasha - single and still searching? Are you one of her three best friends? And, hooked on passion; Mel, stuck in a steady relationship with a bastard; or Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose? Do you know an Andrew - suave, goodlooking and head over heels in love... with himself? Or a Simon - allergic to commitment and dangerously treacherous? Or an Adam - handsome, kind, humorous, but too nice to be sexy? Follow them all in their odyssey to find fulfilment and the RIGHT kind of love in this novel that is very funny, painfully honest, sometimes sad but always on the button.
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