Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Review: "Rumor Has It" by Jill Mansell
It's no secret that I adore Jill Mansell- it was one of her books that got me hooked on British chick lit in the first place (and yes, I still have that book)! Rumor Has It is no exception- like all of her other books, I loved it. The book is a combination of romance and humour, with no shortage of drama and complications. The pace is effortless- this is one of those books that you want to start reading only when you have hours to devote to it, because you won't want to put it down.
I loved the characters in this one, as well as the various storylines. Tilly is perfect as the woman who has lost her boyfriend and, quite frankly, seems happy about it. Max and Lou, her new employers, are a lot of fun. There's one scene in the book where Lou is getting ready to leave for her first school dance and the car breaks down. Lou is absolutely panicked, and you can't help but feel that if she misses this dance it will mean the end of her world as she knows it. Erin, Tilly's best friend, doesn't just blend into Tilly's background but has her own story and dilemmas. And Jack- what can I say about Jack? I swear I started falling for him just a little myself while I was reading this one.
Jill Mansell has written a book that does her genre proud. It's smart, it's funny, and I couldn't put it down. Thank-you to Danielle at Sourcebooks for this review copy, and be sure to come back tomorrow- I'll be doing an interview with Jill Mansell and I'll be giving away two copies of Rumor Has It!
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Recommended to: Anyone who loves smart and sassy chick lit with a British twist
Challenges: 2010 100+ Reading Challenge, 2010 Chick Lit Challenge