Mixed Doubles epub

by Jill Mansell


Mixed Doubles epub

ISBN: 0747257353

ISBN13: 978-0747257356

Author: Jill Mansell

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Headline (July 2, 1998)

Pages: 416 pages

ePUB book: 1797 kb

FB2 book: 1998 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU . Another fantastically funny book by Jill Mansell.

Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly.

Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly

Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly.

Jill Mansell (born 15 June) is a British author of romantic comedy. Her books have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Mansell grew up in the Cotswolds and attended Sir William Romney's School in Tetbury. After working at the Burden Neurological Institute in Bristol for many years, she became a full-time writer in 1992. She lives in Bristol with her partner and children.

He works too hard and she feels neglected. The book follows their year, and their love-lives, with several lively sub-plots as we learn whether or not each of them achieves her resolution. and yet, I kept reading, and found myself warming to all three of the main characters before the end.

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Mixed Doubles by Jill Mansell (Paperback, 1998). Jill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY, YOU AND ME, ALWAYS, THE ONE YOUR REALLY WANT and THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU. TAKE A CHANCE ON ME won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.

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New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve...
Pure fluffy fluff. But it was just the kind of book that I was in the mood for and it was a quick, funny read.

Dulcie is married to a work-aholic. She wants a divorce.
Liza is a food critic who has men falling in love with her at the drop of a hat but she gets bored in relationships easily.
Pru is married to a gambling womanizer and desperately wants to stay married no matter what.

They are best friends and we get to watch as their romantic lives fray, unravel, and then come back together again nicely.

Pru is the sweetest one of the bunch. She is the one I had the biggest issues with. She is a bit of a drip who completely enables her husband's bad behavior -- a husband who treats her like a 50s housewife (and she let him) and humiliates her in public. I love the fact that when Liza sees Pru's husband out with another woman, she goes and finds her and tells her about it. That is what a good friend would do. They wouldn't wimp out to leave you to find out in worse ways. Of course it doesn't help because Pru is in huge denial.

I liked Liza the best of the three women. She seemed the most centered and most mature of the three. And I loved the running gag of how men just seemed to swoon over Liza even though she wasn't the skinniest (she is lushly curved and has a magnificent cleavage). I pictured her as a Christina Hendrickson. She seems a little quietly resigned over her not finding the guy that keeps that spark with her past three weeks. Until she meets one who does.

And then there is Dulcie. It get the impression that the author had fun writing Dulcie. Dulcie is one of those love her or hate her characters. I actually quite liked her. For all that she is selfish, lazy, rich, skinny (but could eat loads of salt & vinegar crisps and Ice cream and never gain an ounce) and absolutely had no idea what a great guy she had in her husband, she was still quite likeable. She has absolutely no self awareness and she makes comically bad decisions that have predictably horrible (yet really funny) results. The thing about Dulcie is that a lot of the stuff she does, the bad decisions she makes completely blow back on her. She never gets by unscathed and yet she's like the energizer bunny, she picks her self up and goes on to the next, bad idea. This is why I couldn't dislike Dulcie. The author really balances Dulcie's shallow character with her consequences.

The friendship between the three women is strong and realistic. They support each other, they bicker and they have more serious fights that are not allowed to wallow into melodrama. Instead the one who is in the wrong often realizes she needs to apologize. She may drag her heels about it, she may be sheepish about it, but she does it.

I can't finish the review without saying something about the supporting characters. To the person all were interesting and 3-dimensional. I especially liked all the different incarnations of he various men in the women's lives. They were all different and interesting. I especially liked Kit and Patrick.

I usually am not a hug fan of chick lit but this was so light, funny and effortless that I can't help but want to read more by this author
This was another fun Mansell yarn. As usual, my interest was captured almost immediately and I enjoyed being carried along through the trials and tribulations of flawed characters who get themselves into difficult situations. I didn't particularly care for any of the main characters this time: none of them were particularly memorable. The story was amusing and I wasn't bored for a minute but "Mixed Doubles" felt a bit "lighter" than Mansell's other books and I doubt I will remember it by next week. It still deserves 4 stars -- as would any book that keeps you happily entertained from start to finish.
It's witty, funny, has love-able characters and is down to its core romantic in its comic atmosphere. Mansell knows how to reach out to her readers with her characters and plots !
Not as good as her other books- which I loved.
I didn't fall in love with the charachters.
I've read all of Jill Mansell's US releases (Millie's Fling, An Offer You Can't Refuse, Miranda's Big Mistake, Perfect Timing, and Rumor Has It--my favorite) and loved them. They were perfect light reads and all were well written with fully developed characters. Of course, they're all formulaic, but that's what we love about Chick Lit, right? It's all in the telling.

That being said, "Mixed Doubles" seems to be an anomaly. I looked to see if it was Mansell's first book, but I don't think it was. It does look like it was published the same year as "Head Over Heels" (which I also enjoyed), so maybe this one was rushed? The characters are shallow and underdeveloped, Dulcie especially. I don't care about any of the characters. Dulcie is a flighty tramp, Pru is a whining martyr, and Liza is boring. I've figured out who ends up with whom, but the characters are so poorly written that I can't bring myself to keep reading. I'm really disappointed with "Mixed Doubles". I was hoping for a good I'd-rather-lay-on-the-couch-and-read-than-watch-daytime-television book, but I found myself more entertained by an episode of "Jerseylicious." (Please don't judge me.)

I'd skip this one.
Greatly recommended for women of all ages, this book is a mixture of joy, sorrow and how a person can really change under life's extreme circumstances. A wonderful summer read that made me look forward to Christmas and New Year time!
Another excellent book by Jill mansell
Very nice reading and full of twists and turns.