Title: Take a Chance on Me
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks 2010
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Contemporary Romance
How I Got It: Borrowed from the library
Even in a small town the drama is larger than life...
Cleo Quinn doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to men, but now Will's come along. Handsome and attentive, he could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo... apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her personal childhood nemesis, is back in Channing's Hill and tormenting her as if he'd never been away.
Meanwhile Cleo's sister Abbie has a problem of her own-husband Tom has become distant and withdrawn, and she's determined to find out why. But will the shocking truth mean the end of their idyllically happy marriage?
The sisters are about to discover that the past can come back to haunt you, and that love can flourish in the unlikeliest of places...
There is something so predictable about Mansell's book, but I love them anyway. These books are like a cup of hot tea, a blanket, and a warm fire. They are comfort. I lose myself in the characters and the little village atmosphere. I love the setting and the mood. The characters are lovely, so diverse. I don't know everything that's going to happen in any given book. Mansell still manages to throw in little twists and turns that keep me from being bored. I think of these as comfort books and that's okay. Every once in a while we need a little comfort to get us through the day. I find myself coming back to Mansell's books. Thank goodness I have another sitting in my library pile.