Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Book Review- Perfect Timing

I just finished reading Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell.

From the back cover:

The timing couldn't be worse...

Sparks flying between Poppy Dunbar and a handsome stranger the night before her wedding set Poppy on a wild and wacky journey of self-discovery.  She flees the sweet, boring, predictable life she could have had in search of a mysterious stranger and a fresh start in London.

But there, her life is complicated by Caspar, her gorgeous flatmate, who has big plans for her.  Now if only the two of them can get their timing right.

This was the third book by Jill Mansell that I have read, and while I enjoyed it, it definitely wasn't my favorite.  I liked the premise of the book, and the ending, but just now how it got there.  I thought that all of the relationships that ended in the book were so sudden with no repercussions.  And that's not real-life. 

As for the characters, I liked the main characters of Poppy, Caspar, and Jake.  Other than the sudden ending of her relationships, Poppy seemed like a very real character, as did Caspar.  And Jake was just so endearing.  I didn't like Claudia or Dina, however, although I'm pretty sure that's what the author wanted.  Claudia was very whiny and I just didn't approve of Dina's antics, especially since she was married.

Without giving it away, I wish that the story had delved farther into the relationship between Poppy and Alex or at least the future of Poppy and Rita, when they find out that they each know Alex's secret.

With all of that said, it was a enjoyable  story.  I like the ending--it ended how I hoped it would.  And there was a small surprise thrown in at the end, which is alway fun.  I can't wait to see what else Jill Mansell has coming our way!

I gave this book a rating of 3/5.

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free by Danielle from Sourcebooks for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really interesting, and I love the cover. It's simple but cute.

    I haven't read a Jill Mansell book yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about her. :)