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Millie's Fling [Kindle Edition]

Jill Mansell
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He's the best thing that ever happened to her. He's also the worst. He's Millie's Fling.

From one of the premiere contemporary authors in the UK, here is a fun and romantic tale that proves the road to matchmaking hilarity is paved with good intentions.

Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be.

With Orla and Millie working at cross-purposes, and a dashing but bewildered hero stuck in the middle, the summer will turn out to be unforgettable for all concerned...


Pick this up at your peril: you won't get a thing done till it's finished."

Heat magazine

"Classy chick-lit that appeals to women of all ages. She [Jill Mansell] has a fantastic ability to keep a number of storylines running at the same time without losing the reader in a labyrinth."

Daily Express

"Slick, sexy, funny stories."

Daily Telegraph

"A romantic romp full of larger-than-life characters."


"Fast, furious and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it."


" Expect to run the gamut of emotions, as this book is both laugh-outloud funny and tear-jerkingly sad. Basically, you won't put it down."

New Woman

Editorial Reviews


Millie's Fling is a super cute and wicked funny book and I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading it. (Night Owl Romance 20090828)

Readers will find a charming romp in Jill Mansell's Millie's Fling. (BookPage 20090831)

Mansell is a very talented writer who definitely tapped into the issues of love, work, friendship and moving on. I actually laughed out loud at several points in the book and closed it with a grin on my face. (Meg Snider Write Meg 20090901)

Fans of chick lit - if you haven't read Mansell yet - what are you waiting for!? (Luanne Olliver A Bookworm's World 20090901)

Ms. Mansell creates such likable and heartwarming characters (like Millie and Orla) that the reader can't help but root for them. (Julie Peterson Booking Mama 20090902)

[A]nother cute story by Jill Mansell. (Andrea Mason So Many Books, So Little Time Blog 20090908)

Mansell has a gift for writing charming characters - most so quirky that you can't help but love them. (Jill Hart Blog Critics 20090910)

It was cute and it played out well. I will definitely look forward to more of Jill Mansell's novels. (Ashley Lee Bellas Novellas 20090911)

Millie's Fling is a feel-good book for chick lit fans or readers looking for a light and funny novel packed with memorable characters. (Anna Horner Diary of an Eccentric 20090911)

I definitely recommend this book for some light, fun reading! (Swapna Krishna S. Krishna's Books 20090915)

Jill Mansell has surpassed herself once again in Millie's Fling. Chicklit and women's fiction readers will enjoy this spontaneous journey in Cornwall, England. (Serena Agusto-Cox Savvy Verse & Wit 20090914)

If you are looking for good chick-lit, you can do yourself a favour and pick up one of Jill Mansell's books. (Marg Bates Reading Adventures 20090914)

An absolute delight! (Wendy Hines Wendy's Minding Spot 20090917)

Millie's Fling is funny and witty and transports readers to the English countryside. This is one of Mansell's best. (Joan Burton 20090921)

Of course, we get our happy-ever-after, but we get SO MUCH more along the way in MILLIE'S FLING. (Camellia The Long and Short of It 20090921)

Jill Mansell never fails to delight me with her books. Her characters are always warm and far from perfect - which makes them so lovable! (Kristi Herbrand Books and Needlpoint 20100114)

Millie's Fling is altogether a delightful read about love, love gone wrong, sex, and romance, and the complications those combinations bring. (Mary Popham ForeWord )

Millie's Fling is a delightful way to spend an afternoon, a feel-good Brit chick lit novel, light and funny, and packed with memorable characters. (Lanine Bradley San Francisco Book Review )

About the Author

Jill Mansell is a bestselling author in the UK, with over 4 million books sold. She has written nearly 20 romances with multi-generational appeal. She worked for many years at the Burden Neurological Hospital, Bristol, and now writes full time. She lives with her partner and their children in Bristol, England.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1392 KB
  • Print Length: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003H2Z4GS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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107 of 115 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! May 19, 2008
By Sara
I bought this book because I like pretty things and the covered called to me off the shelf. That's fortunate for me because I read it in one sitting, finishing at four in the morning!

Anyways, I always find it annoying when I can't find a synopsis of the book on Amazon, so here's what it says on the backcover:

When Millie Brady saves Orla Hart's life she doesn't realise how dreastically it will change her own - not least because the boyfriend who is asking her to move in with him at the time promptly storms off in a huff.

Actually, Millie's relieved. She's quite happy to enjoy a restfull man-free summer in Cornwall. But bestselling novelist Orla has other ideas. She's determined - for her own reasons - that Millie should meet the man of her dreams.

Dropped wallets, roller-skating gorillagrams, the world's most flirtatious boss and a helicopter in the back garden all conspire to produce a summer neither Millie - nor Orla - will ever forget.

With a great cast of characters and Jill Mansell's quirky humour, this book is a great read.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty cover..... February 7, 2010
okay okay... i admit it. i was browsing for books and i picked this one up because the cover was really pretty. then i read the back and i was like.. ooh! AND it's based in england! i LOVE british chick lit! why have i never heard about this author before????? I'm so glad for the pretty cover, because now i found my new favorite author. Mansell has a way of creating these characters that you can identify with and fall in love with. I love that about this book. Millie seemed like someone i could be friends with.
I normally don't like books with too many characters because it can get too confusing, but Mansell brings them all to life beautifully. Her humor is pretty on point too.
Pick this book up for a fun, light, beach read. I'll definitely be checking out her other books.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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I got this book because it was free and at best seemed mildly interesting. What I expected was a somewhat boring read that would have flimsy character plots, but what I got was an extremely well thought out story line with characters that evolved. I really enjoyed this book a lot and the comedic quirky events that we all have experienced in our own lives feeling like that person that says "god, why does this always have to happen to me!" I really started to actually feel for the characters in the book and relate. The first part of the book I had some what a difficult time getting through because I was so determined to not like this book, but it quickly started to grow on me and soon I found myself not being able to put it down. Such a great nab for being a free book!!!!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars more a fling than a romance January 10, 2011
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I've read a few chick lit books before to know that this is a genre that I should probably avoid, although there has been the occasional gems like The Devil Wears Prada (actually better as a movie as the book features the biggest turn off to these types of stories--the whining twenty something girl) So from this perspective, what I liked about the book was the main character, Millie was sweet and kind and not as self absorbed as many of these heroines tend to be. I didn't care for her best friend Hester at all who came across as a self centered dolt throughout the book. She whines about her boyfriend who moves to get a better chef position, her mad crush on a man who is not interested her, her desire to cheat, her weight gain--I found her tiresome.

Other good points about the book are the portrayal of some of the side characters Like Millie's parents & the various men that Millie interacts with. I liked the character of Lucas who would have some potential as a lead in another story. Some of the scenes showing Millie in her new job & her various dates were humorous.

On the more negative side, the main hero's character could have been fleshed out more. Two serious situations/topic was treated in a very off hand way. It could be because this is a British style book and they tend to have that stiff upper lip thing going for them. This book also had some very abrupt transitions from one scene to the other. One moment you're with one character & you're waiting to see what happens next & the next you're in a completely different unconnected scene. Most writers would separate these scenes by chapters.

If you're fan of a Bridget Jones style chick lit book, then you'll probably enjoy this book. If you're not a fan of the genre, then this book would probably not convert you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My First Jill Mansell Book March 30, 2011
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I'm not really a fan of romance novels, but the blurb sounded good and I decided to get it for my Kindle. Bad move, since I bought it late in the evening and just had to take a peek before bed. I finished it before I went to sleep that night!

The writing is fresh and clever. Millie is sweet, funny and the kind of girl I'd like for my best chum. Her romantic troubles are the kind I can relate to and the plot was believeable. The heroine wasn't drop dead gorgeous or fabulously fact, she works doing "Kissograms." The men -- surprisingly for this genre -- were real people. Even the "cad" turned out to be a good guy.

I highly recommend this for a way to kill a rainy weekend. Just make sure you start it earlier in the day than I did! LOL
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Book arrived in great shape, Did not read entirely
Book arrived in great shape, Did not read entirely. The books okay, just not my interest. Would not hesitate to order from the seller again.
Published 13 hours ago by Joyce Neisler
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Love the book and writer is amazing with her imagination. Always buys her books
Published 7 days ago by florieve gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a good read, so glad I made this purchase, couldn't put it down
Published 14 days ago by Michele DePaul
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Romantic Chick-Lit
Typical Jill Mansell book, but I love them all!
Published 1 month ago by Natalie
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Book
Cute story with interesting characters. The beginning of the book can be misleading because it starts with a heavy scene. Most of the rest of the book has a much lighter feel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sheila B. Edney
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as her other books, but enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by Ann M
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute little love story.....enjoyable, light reading!
Published 2 months ago by Francestra
4.0 out of 5 stars Millie's Fling, a good read
I enjoyed reading Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell. I like the way the story line evolved and enjoyed the lives of the characters in the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carole
5.0 out of 5 stars fun story! Loved it
Just a really cute, fun story! Loved it!
Published 2 months ago by Lynda Pickler
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun!
So much fun! Why have I never heard of Jill Mansell before? She had me giggling in ER waiting rooms and laughing in public places. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ccazier
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