Book Review: The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell


Format: Paperback
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Published: February 3, 2015
Genre: Romance

When Josh Strachan, newly returned to his home in north Cornwall from sunny California, first meets Sophie Wells, he’s immediately smitten. Sophie’s pretty, she’s funny, she has lots of friends and she clearly loves her job as a photographer, despite the sometimes tricky clients. There’s just one problem: Sophie has very firmly turned her back on love. It’s nothing personal, she tells Josh, but she just doesn’t do dates. And no one – even Sophie’s scatty best friend Tula – will tell him why. Josh is sure Sophie likes him, though, and he’s just got to find out what’s put her off romance. And then put things right… ”

If you are looking for your next heartwarming, romantic story, look no further. You can’t go wrong with this latest gem by Jill Mansell. I don’t read a lot of romance novels. If I do, they have to have some other factors and different plotlines mixed in. But there is an exception with Mansell’s books. The relationships are portrayed as deep and meaningful without any graphic sex scenes.

Most romance books focus on just one couple. But with this novel, you have the treat of reading a mixture of relationships, from young to old. The story can be be a bit of a cliche at times, but you are so engrossed and enjoying the story so much you completely forget about that entirely. And if you like reading stories that that take place in British countryside as much as I do, then you are in for a double treat.

So if you are looking for a quick, enjoyable romance read, then look no further with this novel. If you don’t mind it being predictable, I can guarantee you it will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart and have you believing in second chances.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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