Saturday, March 5, 2011

Staying at Daisy's by Jill Mansell

Staying at Daisy's

Then again, it was only natural to aim to be looking your best when you bumped into an old boyfriend you haven’t seen for years. No one in their right mind wanted their ex to scuttle off breathing a sigh of relief and thinking a phew, a narrow escape there.
The blurb:
Life is easy, it’s men she’ll never figure out. . . When hotel manager Daisy MacLean meets cocky sports hero Dev Tyzack, it’s a no brainer -- stay away.  He is arrogant and sarcastic -- but also incredibly sexy.  Daisy tries her best to steer clear of him, yet soon comes to realize he is the one guest she can’t bear to see leave.  Then she learns a devastating truth:  most people are not who they seem to be, for better or worse. . . .
In her latest novel, Staying at Daisy’s, Jill Mansell delivers another hilarious and fast-paced romantic comedy.  Her combination of endearing and sympathetic lead characters placed in humorous situations wins out again. 
This time round, Mansell takes on marital infidelity from the point of view of Daisy MacLean, an unsuspecting wife who invariably receives an unwelcome shock.  And from the point of view of Tara who is faced with an ex-boyfriend who professes undying love hours before his wedding.  Mansell throws into the mix an old boyfriend from university, a gorgeous sports hero, a popular children’s author, and other fun and memorable characters.  
Fans of British chicklit are sure to find Staying at Daisy’s a delightful and engrossing read!

ISBN-10: 1402243847 - Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (March 1, 2011), 512 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author:
Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol and writes full time. Actually, that’s not true; she watches TV, eats gum drops, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the Internet marveling at how many other writers have blogs.  Only when she’s completely run out of ways to procrastinate does she write.


  1. I've got this one coming up on my reading list and I'm so happy to see good reviews of it coming up everywhere. I really enjoy her writing!

  2. Would love to laze around the house and read this book. Sounds an ideal weekend read.