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Sunday, 11 August 2013

It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson.

Like all Milly Johnson novels her latest and ninth novel is based around the friendship of three strong female characters.  It shows their journey from troubled relationships to an enjoyable girls holiday.  Unfortunately I just found this book a little predictable, and it was less addictive than I normally find Milly's writing.

I'm a huge Milly Johnson fan but I found this book to lack a little of her usual magic which is ironic seeing as this is the only one of her books which is actually based on magic.

The characters are very likeable and you feel for all of them and want the best for them, but I didn't fall in love with the male heroes of the story like I normally do when reading Milly's books.

If you haven't read any Milly Johnson books before, don't let me put you off.  I would just suggest to start with White Wedding or The Yorkshire Pudding Club as these books are fantastic and will get you hooked on her light-hearted, enchanting writing.

The back page blurb:
Friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little bit of time away from it all at a luxury spa. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorkshire seaside town, by mistake, they have to adjust to a totally different kind of holiday.
May can't wait to get away from men after being cruelly deceived. Then in Dullem she falls hook line and sinker at first glance for one of the inhabitants - but he's already taken.
Lara is living with James and his awful step-children who taunt her with tales of his younger, prettier ex whom they adored - the woman who Lara walks in to find James in bed with despite all his protestations that he wouldn't touch her again with a barge pole. Reeling from the hurt, she needs some R & R to heal her. What she doesn't need is to be constantly in battle with the owner of the holiday cottage - a man who is every bit as bitter and resentful and untrusting of the other sex as she is.
Clare's kind, steady boyfriend Lud wants her to go and live abroad with him for two years, but she's just been offered the promotion of a lifetime which she can't turn down. In Ren Dullem she finds some single excitement which happens to turn up in the form of a very bad boy who is everything Lud isn't - impulsive, wild and dangerous.
Will this holiday be the break they all need? Or will the odd little town with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…?

Title: It's Raining Men
Author: Milly Johnson

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