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He knows all about women, or so he thought... Dexter Yates leads a charmed existence in London, with money, looks, and girlfriends galore. Life's fantastic until Dex's sister dies and his world changes overnight. Astonishing everyone, including himself, Dex leaves the city behind, takes charge of his eight-month-old niece Delphi, moves to a beautiful Cotswolds village, and sets about working on his parenting skills. His neighbors, including cartoonist Molly Hayes, seem friendly enough--but Dex can't shake the notion that he's missing something important. Praise for Thinking of You: "Mansell is like a Michelin-rated chef: She may use common ingredients, but under her sure hand, the results are deliciously superior."--Kirkus "Humorous, sometimes poignant...Her breezy style resembles that of Sophie Kinsella or Helen Fielding...readers will be delighted."--Booklist "Jill Mansell...keeps you wanting more."--Fresh Fiction "Jill Mansell has never let me down and she delivers once again...had me laughing and smiling from beginning to end."--Life in the Thumb
It's Romeo and Juliet all over again... As a teen, Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling. Luckily she's blossomed since then, and Maddy thanks God for this small miracle when a tall, handsome stranger comes to her rescue one starry summer's night.Instant attraction turns to disaster-in-the-making when Maddy learns the identity of her superman: Kerr McKinnon. Of all the colorful residents of the small Cotswold town of Ashcombe, why did it have to be him? Because as family feuds go, the Montagues and the Capulets have nothing on the Harveys and the McKinnons.Praise for Don't Want to Miss a Thing "Jill Mansell is a pro...bursting with humor, brimming with intrigue, and full of characters you'll adore." -Heat Magazine "Mansell keeps churning out hits with her signature blend of humor, romance, and multiple happy endings." -Booklist"One of the masters of fun, upbeat fiction with twists of romance."-Shelf Awareness
Falling in love with the wrong man could be disastrous in Jill Mansell's delicious bestseller FALLING FOR YOU... Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling as a teenager, what with her NHS specs, unfortunate hair and wonky teeth. Thankfully she's blossomed since then. But when she meets Kerr McKinnon one starry summer's night and discovers, days later, who he actually is... well, that's when the problems really start. Because everyone in Ashcombe knows what happened eleven years ago, and as far as her mother's concerned, Marcella would rather tear that family to pieces with her bare hands than see Maddy associate with a McKinnon.It's Romeo and Juliet all over again. Quick, hide those sharp knives and that little bottle of poison...
When bored housewife and mother Camilla Stewart impulsively invites her old schoolchums for dinner she hardly imagines that the evening will shatter her comfortable existence. But Roz Vallender and Loulou Marks are no ordinary guests. Roz, stunning and self-assured, is notorious as a TV presenter and superbitch, whilst the reckless Loulou owns Vampires, the trendiest wine bar in town. Horrified to discover that husband Jack has been playing around, Camilla determines to make some changes. With a little help from her friends she soon finds out that life in the fast lane is a lot more fun and the future still holds plenty of surprises.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Mansell captivates with a madcap tale of the games lovers play.Who will make the next move?How does one become accidentally engaged? That's what Suzy Curtis thinks when she suddenly finds herself very publicly engaged to handsome Harry Fitzallan, local town hero. Harry wants famous rock star Jaz to be his best man-only he's Suzy's ex-husband and a recovering alcoholic. Suzy's half sister Lucille loves getting to know the family she'd never met, but she can't help her attraction to Jaz, nor can Suzy quash her entirely inappropriate feelings for Leo, Harry's engaged brother! With all these wild players at the table, mayhem is bound to ensue. As each new piece comes into play, everyone has more to lose, and the only way to win is if you're good at the games of love...Praise for The Unexpected Consequences of Love: "A perfect escape...full of the kind of joy that Mansell's readers have come to savor and that new readers will have a hard time resisting." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "A charming and, at times, madcap romantic comedy." -Booklist"Mansell will be your remedy for years to come." -Night Owl Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick
Jill Mansell's hugely entertaining bestseller GOOD AT GAMES is perfect for you if you love reading Cathy Kelly, Milly Johnson and Lucy DiamondSuzy fell for Harry the moment she showed him her husband's sperm sample. It didn't really belong to her husband, though, because she wasn't married. It wasn't a sperm sample either, it was a drinks carton containing the dregs of her milkshake. But when you're trying to get off a speeding charge you just have to improvise, don't you? And it wasn't actually love at first sight. Still, it was undeniably a healthy attack of lust. And it might just be the beginning of something special...
Jill Mansell, who has written many other bestselling novels including THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT, is at her warm-hearted best with HEAD OVER HEELS.Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver's father a secret for years. She's stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth's about to come out. One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It's a shock, too, for Toby's wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn? As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can't see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come...
Includes: <P> Staying at Daisy's: Life is easy, it's men she'll never figure out... When hotel manager Daisy MacLean meets cocky sports hero Dev Tyzack, it's a no brainer-stay away. He is arrogant and sarcastic-but also incredibly sexy. Daisy tries her best to steer clear of him, yet soon comes to realize he is the one guest she can't bear to see leave. Then she learns a devastating truth: most people are not who they seem to be, for better or worse...<P> Millie's Fling: 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.<P> An Offer You Can't Refuse: Cleo Quinn doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to men, but now Will's come along. Handsome and attentive, he could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo... apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her personal childhood nemesis, is back in Channing's Hill and tormenting her as if he'd never been away.
In this delightful free ebook, Jill Mansell gives readers an exclusive glimpse of her life as a writer. In Jill's world there's a bear (not a real one), lit up by fairy lights, with zillions of happy endings buzzing around, eating Chinese takeaway for breakfast, getting up late and tweeting A LOT. Oh, and there's been an explosion in the glitter factory! Recommended for all with withdrawal symptoms from THE UNPREDICTABLE CONSQUENCES OF LOVE, and anticipation disorder for THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU. Includes A-Z OF HAPPINESS, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EASILY DISTRACTED WRITER, AUTHOR Q&A - and the opening chapters of THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU. NOT A NOVEL - but a little happiness fix.
A delicious romantic comedy by the bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT and THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU about finding love again when you think you've lost it all... When Izzy is knocked off her motor bike she doesn't just lose her dignity - she loses as a result not one but two long-term boyfriends, her job and, to boot, her extremely bijou flat. Gina, who caused the accident, has more important things to worry about - her husband's mistress is pregnant and she's suddenly on her own. Why should she care about Izzy? Yet somehow the well-heeled Gina finds herself opening her home to Izzy and her spirited teenage daughter. And it's there that Izzy meets heart-stoppingly handsome Sam, whose lingering kiss is all it takes for her to find the true love that has always eluded her - though there are just a few obstacles between that first kiss and the 'happy ever after'...
Lottie Carlyle isn't looking for love when she meets her new boss, Tyler Klein. Living in a beautiful cottage with her two adorable - sometimes - kids in an idyllic village in the Cotswolds, on good terms with her ex-husband and with friends all around, she's happy enough with her lot. But Tyler's perfect for Lottie and quickly she falls for him - and he for her. Unfortunately, there's a problem. For reasons that are totally unfair, Lottie's children HATE Tyler. When a rival for Lottie's affections comes on the scene in the shape of charmer Seb, the children adore him, and he's certainly a distraction. But he's not Tyler - and he's not even at all what he seems. Lottie's got a problem - but thanks, in classic Jill Mansell style, to a tobogganing accident and a delicious series of mix-ups, all will be revealed and true love will find a way.
Love is a complicated thing...Lottie Carlyle is happy enough. Living in a beautiful cottage with her two adorable-sometimes-kids in an idyllic village, on good terms with her ex-husband, and with friends all around, everything is going just fine. But when she meets her new boss, her peaceful world is thrown into delightful, exciting, and frustrating chaos. Tyler is perfect for Lottie, but her kids do not agree. To make matters worse, the handsome and mysterious Seb appears on the scene, intriguing-and distracting-Lottie and charming her children, making it more and more difficult for her to make up her mind..."Very nicely done... Jill Mansell's chorus of sharp-witted youth, shaking sticks at the foibles of their elders, is delightful." -Daily Express"A smashing read that both delights and surprises the reader." --The SunPraise for Thinking of You: "Mansell is like a Michelin-rated chef: She may use common ingredients, but under her sure hand the results are deliciously superior." -Kirkus "Humorous, sometimes poignant... Her breezy style resembles that of Sophie Kinsella or Helen Fielding... readers will be delighted." -Booklist "Jill Mansell combines, humor, friendship, romance and betrayal... keeps you wanting more." -Fresh Fiction"Beyond the fun, faulted characters, Mansell has a gift for humorous and witty dialogue that will leave readers in stitches... Mansell excels at creating relationships that are dynamic and complicated." -Savvy Verse and Wit
When Millie Brady saves Orla Hart's life she doesn't realise how drastically it will change her own - not least because the boyfriend who was asking her to move in with him at the time stormed off in a huff. Actually, Millie's relieved. She's happy to enjoy a man-free summer in Cornwall. But Orla has other ideas. She's determined that Millie should meet the man of her dreams. Trouble is, Millie's taste in men doesn't tally with Orla's. The one who really interests her is Hugh Emerson, and he's the man with whom Orla's adamant she mustn't get involved...
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.
Miranda is thrilled when she meets Greg at a cocktail party. He's gorgeous, he's funny - and he's very keen. Just what a girl needs to put some sparkle in her life. Heavens, he's practically perfect! Greg likes Miranda a lot. She's young, she's pretty, and she never talks about babies. Of course he hasn't told her everything about himself - even the sweetest girls can be a bit funny about a man who's just left his newly pregnant wife. But there's no way she's going to find out - or is there? Luckily for Miranda men are like buses - you don't see any for ages then three come along at once. She just needs to catch the right one...
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Miranda's track record with men is horrible. Her most recent catastrophe is Greg. He seems perfect-gorgeous, witty, exciting. And he and Miranda are in love... until Miranda discovers he left his wife when he found out she was pregnant. With the help of her friends, Miranda plans the sweetest and most public revenge a heartbroken girl can get. But will Miranda learn from her mistake, or move on to the next "perfect" man and ignore the love of her life waiting in the wings... Even the worst mistake of your life can lead to true love in the end... See what people are saying about this irresistible summer read from international bestselling author Jill Mansell: "An exciting read about love, friendship and sweet revenge - fabulously fun." Home and Life "Both laugh-out-loud funny and tear-jerkingly sad...You won't put it down." New Woman "Watch and learn as Miranda wreaks her sweet revenge-and memorize her sharp one-liners." Cosmopolitan (UK) "A jaunty summer read." Daily Mail "Fast, furious, and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it." Company "Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished." Heat Magazine
New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve...
When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan, she's tempted, of course she is. Stranded together in a remote Cotswold pub while a snowstorm rages outside... let's face it, who would ever know? But Nadia's already met The One. She and Laurie have been together for years - they're practically childhood sweethearts and she still gets butterflies in her stomach at the sight of him. Okay, so maybe she doesn't see that much of him these days, but that's not Laurie's fault. She can't betray him. Besides, when you belong to a family like the Kinsellas - bewitchingly glamorous grandmother Miriam, feckless mother Leonie, stop-at-nothing sister Clare - well, someone has to exercise a bit of self-control, don't they? I mean, you wouldn't want to do something that you might later regret...
The bigger the mistake, the bigger the temptation...When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan, she's tempted. Of course she is. Stranded together while a snowstorm rages outside ... who would ever know? But Nadia's already been together with Laurie for years-they're practically childhood sweethearts. Okay, so maybe she doesn't get to see much of him these days , but she can' t betray him. When Laurie dumps her to move to America to pursue his modeling career, Nadia runs into Jay again and the sparks from their first encounter are still there. But just as their budding relationship is about to take off, Laurie returns and he wants Nadia back. Stuck between a rock and a hard place (or two gorgeous guys), let's just hope that Nadia really does know best... British chick lit and a great romantic book, Nadia Knows Best has a wonderful cast of supporting characters and plenty of fun. Fans of Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella and Love Actually will be rooting for Nadia to find her happily ever after.What readers are saying about Nadia Knows Best:"fun, fast, lovely""family shenanigans, tough issues, difficult exes and A LOVELY ROMANCE""an awesome author and a true romantic!""Loved all the characters and the interweaving story lines.""If I had to use one word to describe Nadia Knows Best it would be DELIGHTFUL.""I have read this book countless times and never tire of the story or humour.""English wit and humour!""humorous, slightly sarcastic, and very entertaining to read.""I really admire the British women depicted in Mansell's books, they are strong and independent.""Grab this book and RUN to the beach! It will keep you entertained for hours."What reviewers are saying about Nadia Knows Best:"Mansell's trademark wit and quirkiness is showcased in this fun chick-lit tale."--Booklist"... outstanding. 4.5/5 stars, Reviewer Top Pick!"--Night Owl Reviews "I heart Jill Mansell - her books are filled with warm and funny characters whose journey to love pulls you along in its stream of warm-fuzzies and giggles."--Drey's Library "Delightfully quirky and memorable..."--Bellas Novella "Light and breezy... written with a playful sense of humor." --Nights and Weekends"Fun, flirty and entertaining."--Under the BoardwalkWhat everyone is saying about the queen of British chick lit, Jill Mansell:"Fans of chick lit - if you haven't read Mansell yet - what are you waiting for!?"--A Bookworm's World"Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished." -- Heat magazine "A romantic romp full of larger-than-life characters."--Express "Fast, furious and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it."--Company "Expect to run the gamut of emotions, as this book is both laugh-out-loud funny and tear-jerkingly sad. Basically, you won't put it down." --New Woman
Nothing could tear Lola and Dougie apart, except his mother... Seventeen-year-old Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend's snobbish mother offers her a huge bribe to break up with him. Then Lola discovers a secret that makes her think again, and the only way she can help one of the people she loves most in the world is to take the money and break Dougie's heart. Ten years later, when Lola meets Dougie again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever. She'll do almost anything to get him back, but she can never tell him the truth. Can she overcome his bitterness and win his heart? She's attractive, persuasive, and endlessly optimistic, but even Lola's got her work cut out for her this time.
A delightful and heart-warming romance from the bestselling author of DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING and THE UNPREDICTABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE. When Nancy realises that the jewellery her husband's being buying is NOT for her, it's time to decamp - to her friend Carmen's luxury London flat. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter Mia is matchmaking - not least because she'd like to see the back of Connor's current pushy girlfriend. While widowed Carmen feels a spark when a handsome charity worker called Joe calls round. But Joe's not quite all he seems... And if you love THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT, look out for Jill Mansell's fabulous new novel for 2015 - THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU.resent from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be on someone else. Her best friend Carmen isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter Mia is matchmaking - not least because she'd like to see the back of Connor's current pushy girlfriend. Meanwhile Carmen, who's always been certain she doesn't want another man in her life, feels a spark when a handsome charity worker called Joe calls round. But Joe's not quite all he seems...
A funny, heartfelt novel about second chances at love from beloved bestseller Jill MansellWhen it comes to love, never say never When Nancy discovers the expensive jewelry her husband's been buying isn't for her, she decamps from the Scottish countryside to her best friend Carmen's posh Chelsea town house to sort things out.Nancy finds herself in a surprising new world, where rock stars are nicer than you thought, social workers are not necessarily to be trusted, and the filthy rich are folks with problems just like you. Everybody falls in love with the wrong people, and the path to true love twists and turns before you discover who you really want."Bursting with humor, brimming with intrigue, and full of characters you'll adore." -Heat on Don't Want to Miss a Thing"Warm, witty, and romantic." -Daily Mail on Take a Chance on Me
Nell O'Driscoll's known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant - and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus, when a figure from her past refuses to let go? Meanwhile, Nell's best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty's about to get her chance for sweet revenge - if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it!
Poppy Dunbar is out on her hen night when she meets Tom Kennedy. With his dark eyes and quirky smile, he could lure any girl off the straight and narrow, but what really draws Poppy to him is the feeling that she's known him all her life. She can't go through with the meeting they arrange - but she can't go through with the wedding either. Suddenly notorious as 'The Girl Who Jilted Rob Macbride', Poppy moves to London. Soon Poppy's installed in the bohemian household of Caspar French, a ravishingly good-looking young artist with a reputation for breaking hearts. But even in her colourful new home, Poppy can't get Tom off her mind. Until she's tracked him down, she'll never know if their meeting was destiny - or if the future holds something entirely different for her...
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?
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