Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Miranda's Big Mistake




Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
Genre: Chick-Lit
Pages: 424 (Ereader)
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Description:
Miranda's track record with men is horrible.

Her most recent catastrophe is Greg. He seems perfect—gorgeous, witty, exciting. And he and Miranda are in love… until Miranda discovers he left his wife when he found out she was pregnant. With the help of her friends, Miranda plans the sweetest and most public revenge a heartbroken girl can get. But will Miranda learn from her mistake, or move on to the next "perfect" man and ignore the love of her life waiting in the wings… Even the worst mistake of your life can lead to true love in the end…

My Rating:


My Review:

Like most women in chick-lit books, Miranda has a horrible record with men.  I mean she really has some bad luck.  Never one to give up, she hopes to find Mr. Right.  Clare finds out she is pregnant and her wonderful husband decides to leave her, citing the pregnancy as a deal breaker.  Left alone, pregnant, working for a horrible boss, and without a home Clare is fairly discouraged about her future.  Bev is the type of girl that every guy seems to avoid.  She has dreams of a husband and kids and she wants them now.  Unfortunately, everyone seems to sense this and run for the hills.  Can these three women find love?  Of course they can, this is chick-lit.

I know it seems like I've been in a chick-lit kind of mood and I really can't explain it.  This story is a loveable story filled with quirky fun and a bit of humor.  It's fluff but it's fun. There are seriously moments where I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for disaster or some confrontation to happen and it really kept me turning the page.  I will say that there seemed to be more emphasis on humor than really relationship/plot development.  I felt there could have been fewer skips in time and a little more development in the relationship the girls actually ended up in.  There were lots of failed relationships that were interesting and fun but when it came to the "good" guy, we jumped straight to the happily ever after with no real explanation.  This wasn't just insta-love, this one insta-marriage.  First date, then thinking of marriage?  Ummm..not sure about that.  How about NO date and planning a marriage.  I know it is chick-lit but hmmm...

It was cute and quirky but I did find myself laughing at the oddity of the plot and not just humorous situations that the characters found themselves in.



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17 comments:

  1. Oooh I loved this one when I read it. It's funny I was just thinking, I'm in the mood for some chick-lit, I need to read one of those Jill Mansells I have on my Nook.

    I thought the humor in this one was great, btu I agree about developing relationships. I wanted more of her and the 'frien'. Their scenes together were always entertaining.

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    1. Lol. I know. If the relationships would have been developed better it would have been perfect.

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  2. Hi Alexis! Thanks for dropping by. I've not read any Chick lit for a loooong time. I'm looking for more humor and love in my books. ;) I'll look into this. Great review!

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    1. I'm really in a "need for love" kind of mood as well. Maybe it is the weather.

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  3. I've seen this book around and have wanted to read it for a while now. I think I will have to get it. Great review!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. Thanks! I saw it on my reader and it just jumped at me at that moment.

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  4. i've never read anything by her, it does sound pretty cute!

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  5. I've wanted to read Mansell's books but I always forget to look when I'm at the library! Will definitely check this one out, though!

    PS - I went through a chick lit phase back in January, so I know how you feel!

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    1. Thanks! I was thinking people were going to think I was crazy.

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed this one Alexis. I'm a huge Jill Mansell fan. I just adore her books! I'll be reading her newest one soon and can't wait.

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    1. This is my first. I enjoyed it. I'm sure I'll read more.

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  7. This sounds rather cute, I haven't read this author before so I might try this it sounds like the kind of movie I enjoy :D

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  8. Hi Alexis. I have had the urge lately to pick up a chic lit book. This sounds like something that I would like. I too go through stages of genre. Great review.

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    1. Thanks! I know but Chick-Lit is an unusual stage for me because it is one of my least prefered genres. I blame it on Sophie Kinsella. Her books made me believe in the genre (as sappy as that sounds).

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  9. Another good one :D I do have one of her books coming up in May and that will be fun since I need some chick-lit drama

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