I'm not exactly sure what it was about this one, but I really loved it. Portia has just been dumped by her live-in boyfriend, Peter. By way of a short note written in the title page of his own novel. After watching entirely too much "Pride & Prejudice" and avoiding work on her dissertation, she gets frantic calls from her mother insisting that Portia come home to their tiny Georgia town for the summer and help the family out. Although it's the last thing she wants to do, she rationalizes that it's only a few months. But when she arrives, Portia finds that she's been set up and not only that, her family, the Miz Fallons, have decided to set her up with the hot British writer that has set up temporary residence in the town. It's going to be a long summer...
Maybe it was the fact that it was set in a small Southern town that reminded me not only of my tiny VA town but also the larger GA town I lived in; or maybe it's that the writing was better than average for the chick-lit I've been reading lately. Maybe it's because I saw a lot of myself in Portia. Whatever the case, I devoured this one. It always hepls that I learned a thing or two from it as well. I am under no illusions that my future will wrap up as nicely as Portia's, but it did give me a tiny bit of hope.
I struggled getting through this book! I love chic lit, but this book just didn't keep my interest. I really wanted to like it too!
You've got to meet the Miz Fallons. Portia Fallon has to go home to Truly, GA to help her mother, aunt and grandmother run the family bookstore -- at least that's what she thought she was going home for. The elder Miz Fallons have an altogether different idea of why she needs to come home.
Lani Diane Rich always delivers! Clever, witty and a lesson in the end.
This book is GREAT! I've never read a book from this author before, but she delivers! It's entertaining and keeps you interested.