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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Me and Mr Jones by Lucy Diamond

Me and Mr Jones

Meet the women in love with three very different brothers ...Izzy's determined to escape her troubled past with a new start by the sea -- but flirtatious Charlie Jones is causing complications. Alicia's been happily married to loyal Hugh for years but secretly craves excitement. Maybe it's time to spice things up? Emma's relationship with David was once fun and romantic but trying for a baby has taken its toll. Then temptation comes along ...As the future of the family's B&B becomes uncertain, Izzy, Alicia and Emma are thrown together unexpectedly. It seems that keeping up with the Joneses is harder than anyone thought ...From the queen of summer reading, this is a sparkling tale of heartbreak, hope, friendship and love.

Lucy Diamond is a great author, one who I think of as a holiday read. Her books are a great read, perfect for long days spent in the sun, on the beach, on a plane or to be read on a long afternoon spent inside on a traditional British summer day (i.e. while it rains outside). I really like her book covers, they are bright and cheerful - also having a summery theme which jump off the book shelf right at you!

In Me and Mr Jones, the three Jones' brothers all must face up to the idea that their parents want to give up their B&B business, which also means giving up the family home. With only the youngest brother showing any interest in taking over the B&B, who has no serious relationship with someone who could take it over with him will the Jones' loose their family home?

Each of the three brothers have their own stories; however it is their partners and wives who have the main story lines within the book. Alicia, the traditional mum, who has a family, but is expected to do so much more; Emma, who would love to be a mum but is finding it difficult to get pregnant; and, the potential Mrs Jones, Izzy, who is a single parent and has caught Charlie's eye.

As I have already said, Lucy Diamond's books are one of my favourite summer authors, and this book is again one of my top tips for a beach read this year, 2013. It is an easy read, but a great, believable read. The story lines are cleverly interwoven and the characters are believable in today's world. 

I would really like Diamond to write a sequel to this book as I would love to see what happens after this book finishes. I am sure there is another great story just waiting to be written about the Jones'.

I received this book from the publishers, Pan, in return for an honest review.

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