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“A refreshing book, hard to put down. Its nice to know how the author has spun a tail from clichéd things without making the book itself a cliché :)”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Pretty blah...character-wise, plot-wise, literary-wise and romance-wise. This book did not work for me, it lacked emotional intensity, it read really slow, and I found I just couldn't connect with the characters at all. I added a second star because of the sunflowers, but other than that, this...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Light, quick read”Carol wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I Love Jon. I Love the Song Bad Day. And I Ssssssso Love Ssssssssophie Kinsssssella! [3”Valerie B wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When 28 year old Lexi Smart wakes up in the hospital in May 2007 after being involved in a car accident, she remembers nothing of the past three years of her life. She believes that it is still 2004, that she still has frizzy hair and crooked teeth, that she has a low paying sales job with her best friend Fi, and that her current boyfriend, Loser Dave, has recently stood her up. Her life in 2004 wasn't perfect, but she had her good friends, and she had recently moved into her very own little London flat, which she really loved. When she comes to in the hospital five days after the car accident, she is shocked to see her sleek, shiny hair and beautiful, perfect teeth in the reflection in the mirror, along with her perfectly manicured nails and much slimmer body as well. Her mother and sister also inform her that not only is she now the director of the department she used to hold a lowly sales position in, she is also married to a very wealthy and handsome man. As the days and weeks progress, and Lexi moves back "home" to a huge loft with a husband who is now a complete stranger to her, she is determined to remember how she came to be this complete unknown person she has apparently become in just three years, why her best friend Fi is not returning her calls, and why her husband's colleague, Jon the architect, seems to be looking at her very strangely, as if waiting for her to respond in some way to his rather odd behavior around her.
This is a fun, entertaining and sweet story, with some laugh out loud moments, as Lexi tries to discover how she lost her "self" in the past three years and became a driven workaholic living in a huge sterile loft with a husband she feels no connection to in any way, despite the Marriage Manual he compiled for her in order to help her regain her memory.”
“I couldn't put it down. Read it in 24 hours and I'm not a 'reader'. Loved it!”Emma wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another Sophie Kinsella book that I would usually be eager to love. However, two things knocked my rating down to "Didn't like".
First, the love story centers on an affair. Ugh. No matter how "agreeable" and "for the best" they make the inevitable divorce and how "meant for each other" the lovers are, these kinds of love stories are not appealing to me. I can't help but inwardly shake my head, knowing that similar real-life situations are not so much romantic as they are messy and heartbreaking.
Secondly, the story line involves the main character losing, then trying to regain, her long-term memory. As interesting as that might sound, it was actually tedious.
There's always one bad apple in the bunch, so I still say I love Sophie Kinsella as an author, even though this book was disappointing.”
“It was definitely not the typical romance book. It was more about self-awareness and what true happiness is about. It was also a lesson about what can drive people to do certain things that are outside of their comfort zones. ”Dawn and KiKi wrote this review Wednesday, April 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The narrator for this audio did a terrific job of defining the characters with her voice. Not an easy feat certainly. I'd listen to more read by Rosalyn Landor.
The story was intriguing, young woman wakes up from an accident and finds that she can't remember the past 3 years of her life. Obviously, much happened in those three years because her teeth are straight, her nails are manicured to perfection and she has a very handsome husband. But there's a downside (of course!) and Kinsella does an admirable job of making the reader feel the anguish of not being able to remember 3 years of one's life. Plus, she does it with humor. It isn't the slapstick humor of Evanovich but just the right touch.
Lexie is very real and I found myself mostly agreeing with her choices. As her past 3 years of tremendous transformation is revealed, Lexie deals with so many issues, hard decisions have to be made, she must become like a detective into her own life. Can she believe everyone who tells her what she was like in those three years? Her own inner voice isn't reliable either. Wonderfully done.”
“This was typical chick lit. The main character wake up after a car accident and can't remember the past 3 years of her life. Comfortingly predictable, a bit heavy on the name dropping of designer brands. ”Liz P wrote this review Friday, March 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A little bit disapointed...I`ve red better books from Kinsellla!”* Magy * wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No