Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson
I brought Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson last year the day it came out as a treat to myself but due to the books which have been submitted to me for review I haven’t had the chance to read it and it has been sitting on my To Be Read pile waiting for me to finally pick it up! I have read all of the books which are being released for January and so now seemed a good time to pick my long awaited treat and start reading.
He changed his mind.
She was heartbroken.
Gilly Brown now finds herself alone in London with only her little dog Ruskin for company. It's time to move on.
On a friend's advice, she looks for a lodger, a Monday to Friday one, and eventually finds just the right man - Jack Baker, a handsome reality television producer. The extra cash is great, but she'd be lying if she said she didn't enjoy his company too.
Friends and family see Jack as the perfect tonic for Gilly, except for Guy, the newest recruit in her dog-walking group. What does he see and why does he feel it so strongly?
What exactly does Jack get up to at the weekends?
My first thoughts after finishing this book is I cannot believe it has taken me this long to finally read this beautiful book. From the moment we meet our main character Gilly (with a G!) I instantly warmed to her. Her character is very down to earth and like most people she has been through her fair share of heartache, her character comes across as very vulnerable but yet she seems to have a lovely sense of humour. I also loved the character of Guy who felt a little eccentric but yet a pure gentleman.
I am not a big fan of books which have lots of characters in as I find myself starting to lose track of who is who, but this was not the case in this book there were a lot of characters but each of the characters are developed well enough to be able to differentiate between each character. For me the beauty of this book is the fact that Peterson has managed to wind a story of Gilly’s background into her current story which allows us the chance to get to know a little more about Gilly’s past.
The storyline has everything you would need in a great read, humour, romance, loveable characters, suspense and the good old tear jerker scenario.
The pace of this book and also the realistic storyline made this book a real page turner and I for one will be looking forward to her new book which is due for release this year.