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TANYA”S REVIEW ON MONDAY

on September 22, 2014

TANYA ‘S REVIEW ON MONDAY 
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Jill Mansell

In a week where there was a challenge between some book enthusiasts to read 7 books in 7 days I had 7 great books to choose from to do this week’s post. This book was the first of the week and set a precedence of a week of fantastic reading.

I love reading Jill Mansell books so when this came up as free on the Kindle I jumped at the chance and I was not disappointed.
THE BLURB 
Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?

Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.
WHAT TANYA SAID 
Dexter Yates is a fun loving guy who does not do long term relationships and often allows them to overlap. If he says he will ring you he probably won’t. However he loves his sister and now his new little niece Delphi. His sister dies suddenly in a car accident and he is left with the decision of whether to take Delphi on as is own. The problem is that if he does his bachelor lifestyle will have to change and he is not sure how he will cope.

Molly Hayes lives in the village of Briarwood next door to where Dexter buys a holiday home. She does a few jobs including a comic strip artist, helping in the local café and an evening art class. She is liked by all the people in the village.

The first time these two characters meet Molly cover Dexter’s then girlfriend in dad fish juices when she throws a dead fish that she received as a sorry gift off her ex-boyfriend, over the adjoining fence. Not a great way to introduce yourself to your soon to be new neighbour. 

There is chemistry between the two characters and Molly is always there to help and support Dexter with Delphi. Who is a very sweet baby that continues to cause natural problems that having a baby entails. From changing nappies, sleep patterns and generally getting out of the house with a baby in tow.

There are quite a few different stories running through the book which brings the characters to life and adds a nice twist to the story. It shows the interaction that I believe people in a small village would have with one another.

The book had me laughing out loud in places and I constantly wanted to shout at Dexter and molly to get it together. I recommend that you read this book and enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
The author of many bestselling novels, most recently A WALK IN THE PARK, Jill Mansell is a full-time writer. She lives in Bristol with her family.
Another fab review by tanya thank you for doing x

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