Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Unexpected Consequences of Love Book Review

The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell

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Sophie Wells is a successful photographer with a focus on putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh Strachan returns to the seaside town of Cornwall from the States to run his family's hotel, he can't understand why the fun, sexy girl has zero interest in letting him - or any man for that matter - into her life. He also can't understand how he's been duped into employing Sophie's impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited. Both girls remain mum about the reasons behind Sophie's indifference to love. But that doesn't mean Josh is going to quit trying. 

Review by Brittany:

My love for Jill Mansell knows no bounds, so this book was an easy choice for me to pick up. I always know that there will be humorous relationship situations and a happy ending in Mansell's books, and I love being able to pick one up and know what I'm getting.

In this book, my favorite couple actually wasn't the main couple. While Sophie and Josh developed their relationship throughout the book, I was more invested in Tula and Riley. Tula has trouble men - she always seems to pick the ones who have no ambition, no drive, and are basically no-hopers. When she meets Riley, she notices (of course) that he's absolutely gorgeous, but she knows that he's a surfer with no other job and no ambition to get one.

The best part of the book for me was the scene where Riley and Tula are going to a wedding together. Tula's friend is getting married and she desperately does not want to show up to the wedding alone, so Riley agrees to step on. On the way, in typical Mansell style, there are many humorous obstacles that prevent the evening from going quite the way Tula thinks it's going to. Riley also proves himself to be more than just a pretty face, and I found myself falling a little in love with him.

This book is pretty standard for Mansell. If you're looking for a fun, light-hearted read that ends happily, then this is the one for you.

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