Review: Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

Take a Chance on MeTitle: Take a Chance on Me
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Headline Review
Genre(s): contemporary romance; chick-lit
Source: paperback – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Cleo Quinn doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to men, but now Will’s come along she’s optimistic. Handsome, attentive and an absolute gentleman when it comes to her questionable cooking skills, he could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo… apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her childhood adversary, is back in Channing’s Hill and tormenting Cleo as if he’d never been away. 

But life never goes to plan, does it? Johnny isn’t the only one stirring up trouble and, for Cleo’s family and friends, all kinds of sparks are starting to fly. If you think you can put the past behind you, think again…


My Review:

Jill Mansell,

When i finish your novels, a sigh always escapes my mouth and i just lie there staring into space with the book held tightly in my arms. There is this huge smile on my face and then i think to myself, ‘Wow! I know i’ll be picking up another book of hers.’

It’s like eating a chocolate cake, with chocolate icing and chocolate ice cream on the side after the longest most excruciating diet ever. With every spoonful, your eyes close and you slip into ecstasy. It’s like hugging a warm puppy on a cold rainy night. It’s snuggling under the covers and relishing the warmth.

Want to know why i love her novels so much? It’s because she uses the most cliched scenarios and makes them into the most unique stories. There are quite a few characters in the stories and she keeps switching between their perspectives, keeping me hooked till the very end. And she always, always gives you a happy ending even if at first it seems inevitable. She makes you believe in the ‘one’.

I think i loved this book the most. The story is simple enough but the way its been incorporated is just fantastic. The characters are the most real beings and you can easily connect with them. Grab her books, trust me! She will leave you wanting more!



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