“I liked this book. I think it was a little long though, which is the reason I enjoyed the movie more. This book focuses on Delilah Darling's 20 exes. Delilah hopes that one of these is her Mr. Right. Now I'd say good idea to hunt down SOME of her exes. But she tracks down ALL of them. After tacking down 6 exes I was bored with the idea because they were ALL losers.
Delilah was at times likeable. She was a bit humorous and quirky. But other times she comes off as pushy and annoying. I liked the Delilah movie character better.
At the very start of the book I already knew that Delilah would end up with Colin Barret. I really liked that guy. Colin was in no way like the hero in the movie, but I liked them both. There isn't that much interaction between him and Delilah until the end. The movie did good in showing them interacting more.
Less on the whole exes bit. I could have done without knowing every detail about each relationship. Especially considering the guys weren't likeable in any way. Forgetable even.
I do plan on reading this again. But thankfully I can skip past the parts I had a problem with. I suppose you do have to read that once in order to get a quick glance at what her exes were like. And that's all they are - EXES.”
“So witty and funny! I can't stop from laughing! Reading it in a quiet place with so many people is so hard! :)”Valerie B wrote this review Thursday, March 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Better than the movie. Imaginative, disturbing, and entertaining.”Angela L wrote this review Sunday, May 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Having been mildly entertained by its big screen incarnation, I had expected that “20 Times A Lady” would at least be a fun read, with some memorable lines and a few romantic scenes that would get an old spinster like me going and content for the next few months. I was expecting the bare minimum from this book.
Apparently, that was already too much, as it would be fair to say that the overwhelming average-ness of “What’s Your Number” was a definite improvement over this waste of dead trees. At least “What’s Your Number” had beefcake to tide everyone over; “20 Times A Lady” consigns Colin to the telephone lines and instead offers up an assortment of guys that are far from charming or even mildly interesting.
It’s not just the men that are lacking, as Delilah Darling is far from entertaining as well. With her tendency to get a little too drunk, a little too clumsy, and generally just a little too ditzy, you’d think that she’d fit right into the mold that Bridget Jones created all those many years ago. Unfortunately, Bosnak is no Helen Fielding, and instead just ends up making Delilah look like one of those girls you knew back in high school that ended up pregnant way ahead of everybody else.
The harebrained schemes that Delilah thinks of in her pursuit of the 20 men she’s slept with over the years aren’t particularly amusing either. After the first two guys, everything just becomes an exercise in tedium and boredom. One encounter stretches the readers’ suspension of disbelief so thinly that it wouldn’t surprise me if they decide to stop reading at that particular part of the novel.
The book’s overarching “moral” — that you should be proud of your past mistakes because they make you who you are — is standard for these kinds of books, but the long and tedious journey that Bosnak takes to get her readers there is definitely not worth it.
And the worst thing about this book? There wasn’t even any shirtless Chris Evans pictures scattered throughout the work to ameliorate the sheer pain of having to slog through it.”
“I was totally surprised by how much I liked and how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A light read, for sure, this book is still entertaining & heartfelt. I loved the look back at the narrator's love life and the journies she undertook to track down all the men of her past. Now I'm interested in seeing the movie version (which I'd totally dismissed before reading this)”SMK wrote this review Sunday, April 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So funny.”KindleObsessed wrote this review Friday, October 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite books. This is a romance about a woman trying to find the one for her. If you liked the movie(not exactly like the book) you will love the book.”Megan Michelle wrote this review Sunday, October 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hilarious!”Rebecca B wrote this review Friday, September 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book, it was funny and sexy and romantic. Definitely an awesome chick book. I would've given it 5 stars, unfortunately, I don't think that they hired an editor for this book. There are quite a few grammatical errors throughout the book. And given the fact that it was published, it was poorly overlooked. But aside from that, I loved it. And it had a great ending, even though I predicted it right at the beginning of the book.”Becky H wrote this review Thursday, December 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was looking for a fun easy read, & this did the trick. The beginning was a little annoying because I literally wanted to punch the protagonist in the face & it's hard to punch a book, but it got better quickly. I loved watching her grow more selfless, & even though I predicted the ending halfway through, I still cried out of happiness for her.”Jessica Lewis wrote this review Friday, January 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No