What they say:
In the idyllic seaside town of St Carys, Sophie is putting the past firmly behind her.
When Josh arrives in St Carys to run the family hotel, he can’t understand why Sophie has zero interest in letting any man 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.
St Carys has more than its fair share of characters, including the charming but utterly feckless surfer Riley Bryant, who has a massive crush on Tula. Riley’s aunt is superstar author Marguerite Marshall. And Marguerite has designs on Josh’s grandfather…who in turn still adores his glamorous ex-wife, Dot…
Just how many secrets can one seaside town keep?
What we say – review by Nikki Mason:
Jill Mansell books always have me smiling and feeling at peace with the world. The Unpredictable Consequences of Love was no different and contained all the qualities of Pink Lady apple; sweet and delicious, though possibly a bit unadventurous, but with enough sharpness to keep you coming back for another bite.
Sophie is a lovely leading lady. Her last relationship went terribly wrong, and since then she’s sworn off men, so much so that her attraction to Josh just scares her. Josh is caring, witty and oh so hot – what’s not to like in a hero? And Tula, Sophie’s best friend is a real hoot but her crush on Josh is embarrassing at times because we’ve all been there, when we can’t help but yearn after a guy who we know isn’t interested but if we just try that bit harder, he’s sure to change his mind. Right?
The book is fully of compelling characters and you’ll be sad to leave them by the end. They all feel so very real and so very warm that you’ll forget they aren’t actually friends. Add to that the beautiful, summery Cornwall setting and I dare you not to fall in love with this gorgeous, sunny and terribly British romance.