Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Par For Course, I Suppose
So Jill Mansell... you know, these books vary, some are more fun than others. I never like the ones where the whole tension of the book is the girl thinks the guy is a player, so they don't get together even though they like each other - I mean, you know there's no romance when there's no suspense. So this (Nadia Knows Best) wasn't one of those but it wasn't any better - girl likes two guys, they both like her, which one does she chooose? Never mind that it takes her a whole book to make the no-brainer choice - where's the romance?! I can't say it wasn't chic lit, that would just be ridiculous - but those chic lit moments were few and far between. Instead, there was a lot more... well a lot more actual plot going on with Nadia's family and Jay's issues taking up plenty of time.
I mean I suppose it wasn't bad overall - maybe I'm just used to her writing, but I felt like it wasn't as egregious as usual. And maybe the book didn't even drag on as much as I sometimes feel it does, since there was always something going on. I mean it's hard for me to even remember my feelings on this one, never mind going back father. But overall, though it was nothing to write home about, nothing to disuade me from Jill Mansell forever. But I do hope she goes back to some other chic lit meme for her next one.