Cute concept but...Lots of Brit slang, so be prepared to wade through it. I didn't really like the main character Katie that much. Sam, the love interest, is the only truly likeable character and I felt he was taken advantage of in the end.
good- a nice fluff read about finding love in the most unexpected places...a bit of language!
Katie has resigned herself to being single. It's not so bad, as long as she can have a fling every so often. When office cutie David catches her eye, she thinks he might be a perfect candidate, until she makes a move and he tells her he is gay. She worries about seeing him at work, but she's got bigger problems when her newly promoted boss fires her. Katie's friends are similarly lovelorn: Janice decides to find an older, wealthy man and settle down; Sam is in no hurry to commit; and George flies from man to man until he finds the one, who happens to be none other than David. David's work visa in England is about to run out, so George comes up with the perfect solution: Katie and David can marry. But when love comes from an unexpected avenue, Katie is surprised to find herself torn.
Laugh out loud book - i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
The book is full of British slang and random abbreviations that proved to be difficult to deal with at times. I did enjoy the story though. Katie has sworn off relationships for a year and ends up agreeing to marry her best gay male friend's boyfriend so that he can stay in the country. Not the most plausible story line, but not unheard of either. Of course, as soon as she's agreed to marry him, straight men start crawling out of the woodwork and they're interested in her. I was a little surprised by the ending, but more pleasantly so than not. Overall, not a bad RDI book.
It read kind of weird to me. Like listening to someone telling a story who is talking really really fast
Very cute story, as Red Dress Ink books usually are. This is Brit Lit, I believe, whic makes for some fun dialogue. Light, fun reading.
So funny! While the actual pace and plot of the book is not as straightforward as I'd have liked, the in-your-face language (at least that which I could understand - it's heavy on the British slang) had me in stiches.
An easy read, but I kept wondering when the actual story was going to start. None of the main characters are particularly likeable and at times I found the British slang a little bit gross.
The best "feel good" story will have you chuckling and warming your heart. GREAT for single women!
This book had a cute story and was an easy read. If you enjoy British chick lit then this is a great book
I didn't get passed the first couple of pages because the girl's thoughts were so crass I couldn't stand to listen to her.
**** (four stars)
I love chick lit, especially Brit chick lit. I saw the ending coming from a mile away, but I liked that the "gay best friend" character was flawed, not a simp like Rupert Everett's character in "My Best Friend's Wedding" or like Will on "Will & Grace."
This was hilarious! Very well written and totally took me back to my 20's in the UK!
Katie's given up on love... so she'll be the perfect bride.
When katie Simpson discovers her boyfriend boffing "Fishpants Fraser", she vows to eat toenail clippings before getting involved again. Life as "the ginger spinster of Balham Parish" will be lonely, but bearable as long as she shags lots of strangers and hangs tight with her friends. Unfortunately, Katie has the unerring ability to hit on the only gay man at the part (not again!). And her pals are somewhat preoccupied. Mover-and-shaker Janice has started scoping funerals for doddering sugar daddies. George, Katies' gorgeous, flamingly gay best friend (yes, she's tried it), is madly in love with an Aussie heartbreaker (struck out there, too) who needs some speedy nuptials to stay in the country. What better opportunity to plan a fake wedding more elaborate than a ten-tier cake?
However, love hasn't given up on Katie.
Just when the girl who eats like a cow, wears clompy shoes and is unacquainted with her own hairbrush starts trying on white dresses, romance comes from the unlikeliest - and straight and male- source. Will Katie let the man she loves ruin her wedding day?