Millie's Fling is Jill Mansell's latest North American release from Sourcebooks.
Millie Brady is just trying to figure out how to avoid what she thinks may be a marriage proposal from Neil, when she spots a woman standing near to the edge of a cliff. She can't be thinking of....Millie hops out of the car and runs to the woman. Author Orla Hart was indeed thinking of jumping, but Millie's intervention changes her mind. Orla is so taken with Millie that she decides to make her next novel reality based. Millie's reality that is - with the names changed of course. And Orla just might help the plot along a little bit.....
Tangled love lives, missed opportunities and signals, mistaken cues and Millie's job as a rollerskating gorillagram all combine to create a wonderfully charming, humorous and absolutely delightful tale. We know what's going on (or not as the case may be) and the plot pieces fall neatly into place by the end, but it is the ride (read) there that is so much fun.
Mansell has created yet another warm, wonderful lead character in Millie. She is quirky, endearing and someone you would love to have as a friend.
The supporting cast is no less appealing. Everyone knows someone just like Millie's best friend Hester - not quite content with what she has until it's too late. Millie's ex-employers - the couple that do everything together had me laughing out loud. Lothario Lucas turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Being a fan of all things British, I instantly had a mental image once Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen was used as a reference.
This is a great read that will have you laughing out loud and wishing you lived in Newquay with Millie and her friends. Fans of chick lit - if you haven't read Mansell yet - what are you waiting for!?
Jill is on virtual tour this week - stops are listed below. Make sure you stop back tomorrow for a guest post and giveaway with Jill!
Aug. 31: Novel Thoughts Blog
Sept. 1: A Bookworm’s World
Sept. 2: Booking Mama
Sept. 3: Cindy’s Love of Books
Sept. 4: Savvy Verse & Wit
Sept. 7: My Friend Amy
Sept. 8: Night Owl Romance
Sept. 9: Scribe Vibe
Sept. 10: Books by TJ Baff
Sept. 11: Diary of an Eccentric