Jill Mansell's uputdownable romantic novel THINKING OF YOU will delight readers of Cathy Kelly and Lucy Diamond
Ginny Holland's daughter Jem has headed off to university, leaving single mum Ginny with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's clapped eyes on in years has just accused Ginny of shoplifting. So Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger but what she gets is lovelorn Laurel, who can only talk about her ex-boyfriend. However Laurel has a dangerously charming brother, Perry, and add to that the offer of a great new job, and things are looking up...until Ginny realises that her potential boss is all too familiar.
Is it too late for Ginny to set right the first impression she made when Finn Penhaligon got quite the wrong end of the stick? And is either Finn or Perry quite what they seem?
What readers are saying about Thinking Of You:
'A perfect mix of love, fun and charm. This book contains more heart than many others' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'A charming and delightful story. This book is laced with laugh out loud humour as well as a few heart tugging disappointments' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Simply amazing. This book had me hooked from the very beginning. There are no words to say how good it was; you just have to read it for yourself' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
U.K. chick-lit author Mansell (To the Moon and Back) returns with a hefty tome devoted to single mother Ginny Holland's attempts to cope with the fact that her only child, Jem, has moved away to start college. Ginny, who's decided to take in a roommate to alleviate her loneliness, is elated after the handsome Perry Kennedy responds to her ad, only to find herself rooming with his sad-sack sister Laurel instead. Ginny feels even more betrayed when her bestie Carla takes up with Perry after she introduces them to each other. Meanwhile, Jem begins falling for her rich cad landlord, Rupert Derris-Beck, much to her mother's dismay. Ginny turns her attentions to the attractive Finn Penhaligon, an antiques dealer/restaurateur, but he may still be besotted with his beautiful, gold-digging ex, Tamsin. While the book is a fun read, the sheer number of characters and plot points can overwhelm, and the story hinges too much on coincidence and mistaken impressions. There aren't any deep messages here, and Mansell takes the easy way out with a preordained conclusion.