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Monday, November 2, 2009

Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (431 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Camellia

When you meet the man of your dreams on girls night out, it's hardly…Perfect Timing

In this fresh and funny contemporary romance by bestselling author Jill Mansell, Poppy Dunbar's whole life gets turned upside down after a chance encounter with a handsome stranger...

Never a troublemaker, Poppy had always been content with the way things were supposed to be done—which included marrying predictable Rob McBride. But that was before she met Tom Kennedy the night before her wedding. Could she really be falling in love with a stranger?

Unable to forget Tom, or go through with the wedding, Poppy runs off to London. Her new life and colorful friends are anything but predictable. Misunderstandings, family secrets, and jealous quarrels ensue, but can Poppy stop running long enough to figure out what—or, rather, who—is in her heart?

Jill Mansell’s British humor wrapped up in an irresistible story of true love and the trials and tribulations endured to get to that true love is delightful.

Poppy Dunbar’s courage, humor, honesty, and ability to face some cruel facts of life and still forge ahead with her life, makes PERFECT TIMING a captivating novel. As Poppy interacts with a diverse array of people in her life, the reader gets to go along for the remarkable adventures and misadventures with poetic justice being meted out from time to time.

While outrageous at times and giggling funny at other times, PERFECT TIMING has an undercurrent of Poppy’s quest for the true person she really is—a quest that is enthralling.

The story absolutely bubbles with life as the characters, who come from all levels of the socio-economic structure, work and play together, love and hate each other, and generally meddle in each other’s lives. The dysfunctional but highly successful artist Casper; the well-to-do but insecure Claudia; the unconcerned-about-statues antique dealer Jake, and the outrageous Rita and Alex are just a few of the characters that make Poppy’s life vibrate with love and laughter.

Jill Mansell’s sparkling writing style propels PERFECT TIMING along at breakneck speed from wild partying to serious commitment that is totally satisfying.

PERFECT TIMING is superb entertainment. Loved it!