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A Girl Like You Paperback – January 1, 2011
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But while Gemma tells a good story, it's her characterisation that really blows me away. She introduces us to six or seven characters and as the book progresses they evolve and change and become like one big happy family. It's the wonderful Abigail who takes us through the novel and I loved her immediately. Because we're chucked straight into the story, with Abigail sobbing in a hotel in Japan, I was instantly sympathetic towards her and couldn't wait to find out how it had gotten like that. Abigail was just like Sass, she was fun and someone you could imagine being friends with and that's all I ask from a main character! As for Abigail's friends, Plum, Henry and her sister, Sophie, I found them a very tight circle, and I found Plum particularly hilarious. As for Robert, Abigail's flatmate and London lothario, I liked him. In the beginning, I didn't expect to.Read more ›
She moves in with a friend of her sister's fiance, Robert, a premium womanizer. Taking pity on Abigail he starts to help her master the art of dating (I mean the art of dating like a bastard).
The book follows Abigail going on several dates until she finally starts to act like a complete bastard. Then she meets Dave and she suddenly forgets all of what she had learned.
The plot was predictable but I loved it nonetheless because the writing was funny, and the side characters were funny and believable. Plus the novel is set in London which was the perfect backdrop for the story. Abigail wasn't so likeable at times but her idiosyncrasies made her a real character. Robert was ace through and through.
What made this book a 5-star for me was the end. It was so freaking romantic. I loved Robert's speech and what happened after that.
There is a lot swearing and crude references to sex, but surprisingly there are not graphic sex scenes. (I usually don't like when romance books targeted to adults behave like that, but the way A Girl like You was written, I didn't miss the sex scenes).
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun, fluffy read.
This book reminded me of how much I love British chick-lit. It was quite long for that type of story but super enjoyable. I could not put it down
This book followed a pretty standard chick-lit formula so you knew what was going to happen in the end but it didn't make the anticipation any less. By the time the ending was nearing I was glued to the story, unable to tear my eyes away. I swooned my way through the final chapters. I LOVED these characters.
A lot happened in this book but it never felt drawn out and long. I have said it before and I’ll say it again - one of my biggest book peeves is finishing a book and feeling like I didn't get to know the characters. That was absolutely not the case in this book. By the time the story ended you knew all of the characters inside out and adored them all.
This book actually gave me some Fiona Walker Kiss Chase vibes. The story was not at all similar, just the same loving feelings. Comforting, like snuggling up under a duvet with a hot choc on a rainy day. Complete satisfaction.
Quick note – there’s a ton of swearing in this book so if you don’t like that then you might want to avoid it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Fun and entertaining, very easy to read and absorb yourself into. I would definitely recommend it to other readers!Published 3 months ago by Kymberly Leary
I just adored this book!! I could not put it down. It was the perfect beach-read for my vacation.Published 4 months ago by Annie
Lighthearted chick lit, but really drags on long after it is obvious how it will end. Could be half the length without losing anything.Published 6 months ago by AVTera
I thought this was a very humorous book! The characters were likable and it was an entertaining read. I will definitely be reading more by Gemmma.Published 6 months ago by Brandis Courser
There were parts of this book that I loved. The relationship and the dialog between Abby and Robert is great and I enjoyed the first person perspective. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Allison
You know that feeling, when you read a chick lit book, and want to shout at the heroine that the perfect guy is right in front of you, why on earth can't you see it!? Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judit Sereg
Five stars by chick lit standards - witty and a light read. But dear Gemma Burgess, PLEASE PLEASE learn to use "me" instead of "I" when you have a compound object. Read morePublished 10 months ago by duckyluck