After eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life.
Even she would admit that her ex-boyfriend Martin wasn't the most exciting man in the world -- let's face it, his idea of a rocking night was one spent updating his Excel spreadsheets -- but Rory could rely on him and, having watched her mother rack up four turbulent marriages, that's what matters.
But when she discovers that her supposedly reliable Mr Right is a distinctly unreliable cheater, she's forced to consider the possibility that everything she knows about relationships is wrong.
In an effort to reinvigorate both her love life and her lacklustre career at posh magazine Country House, she sets herself a mission to date as many unsuitable men as possible.
Toyboys. Sugar daddies. Fauxmosexuals. Maybe the bad boys she's never dated can show her what she's been missing in life.
But if Mr Right can turn out to be so wrong, maybe one of her Mr Wrongs will turn out to be just right ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/03/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330521727
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Review by elkiedee
Rory has been dumped by her first and only real boyfriend, and a colleague suggests that she needs to get some dating experience with a few unsuitable men. Somehow she finds herself writing a column about her experiences for the website of the magazine she works on.I was tempted by this as I really enjoyed Wright's first novel, and this was just as much fun. This is definitely chicklit but Rory is no bimbo, but an intelligent, likeable and warm character learning more about the people around her and herself.While there is an obligatory romantic story, this is a social comedy with a great cast of interesting and entertaining characters, particularly at Rory's work and home. Rory works on a country house magazine, one of the few staff members who is not very posh and well-connected, and I enjoyed the terrifying boss Amanda, the posh girl Ticky and the precocious work experience boy. Even better is Rory's home life, as she moves from her boyfriend's home to live with her beloved aunt Lydia, landlady to several other elderly actors. I found many of the scenes at home and work much more interesting than the outrageously unsuitable men.Brain candy at its tastiest.
Review by wonderperson
Good book good for good fast light read. Well recommended.
Review by CyndiTefft
Characters were okay, but the plot just moved too slowly for me. I think I missed many of the jokes because they were British and I didn't get them. O.o