Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Don't want to miss a thing - Jill Mansell.

Dexter Yates loves his fun, carefree London life. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies,  leaving him in charge of her eight-month -old daughter Delphi.

Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men.

Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets .... and about himself.

Published by: Headline - Fiction
Year: 2013 - Paperback
Pages: 420
ISBN: 978-0-7553-5589-1

'Don't Want To Miss A Thing' is number 25 off the yet to be read bookshelf, so I have almost completed all those lovely books I bought in 2013.  Dexter's life changes overnight after receiving a phone call to say that his sister has died and as her only next of kin and no involvement from Delphi's father he finds himself named as Delphi's guardian.  Dexter's not sure that he is up to the task, what did he know about raising a child. He starts by swapping his beloved bright yellow Porsche for a more child friendly car and having recently bought a cottage in Briarwood as a weekend retreat he decides that the only way to make this work is to leave his old life behind completely by moving to the cottage permanently. He has met his neighbour fleetingly whist the cottage was being renovated but now living there full time Dexter soon realises what a great friend Molly is going to be. 

As you can imagine this book by Jill Mansell is undoubtedly a love store, with a few hiccups a long the way and you follow their journey waiting to see whether boy will meet girl, boy will fall for the girl next door but by the time he realises this will it be too late.  Well you would just have to read the book yourself in order to find out.....

It was a lovely Autumn read and one I would recommend.

Happy reading one & all.


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