- File Size: 3535 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Publication Date: April 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071CR7GS4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,638,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Poppy's Proposal Kindle Edition
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I really liked the setting of this book, a busy seaside town in the south west of the UK. I was drawn to the descriptions of the town and hotel, it resonated with me being British, and having visited Cornwell just last summer too.
The character line up is diverse in terms of personalities and quirks. Aussie Greg, Techno Alan, Jane and Jimbo, are just a few of the well developed characters. What I loved a lot is that this author was able to write these characters, with their relevant accents and be consistent and entertaining. The level of banter in this book is high. As a British reader I got the humour, at times I really did laugh our loud at it. Poppy is very entertaining with her thoughts and actions. Rhea her frank, straight talking best friend I connected with well.
Now, let's get into Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. The key feature for us romance junkies. What impressed me also, is this male author was able to write such a swoon worthy Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome was in the background, we meet him early as readers. For me he went from a background character to swoon worthy really well. He passed all my checklist points as a romance junkie. Handsome? Umm hmm I got the feeling via Poppy's POV he was a strapping well built man, with great looks and nice eyes. Did he fight for his woman? Umm hmm almost physically he did! *spoiler alert* I won't say anymore. Was he good in bed? *Kim clears her throat*... well judging by the amount of sex Poppy had with him, I got the impression he was LOL. While the sex scenes were not detailed and graphic (which I would not really expect them to be, in this genre of romance), the author was able to use the great writer's skill of "show,don't tell." He has mastered this writer's skill well, readers can draw a clear conclusion. Good job!
Overall, I'm giving Poppy's proposal 4.5 well deserved stars as it is well written, has an engaging realistic plot, that I could see happening in real life. Especially the twists and turns once Poppy meets Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. I love the setting, okay bias as I'm British but hey I connected. The entertainment factor is there. This author for a male romance writer, has done a brilliant job with this genre! And massive props should be given for his effort. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of, is more drama once Poppy's busted for her double dating. The men seemed to neatly fall away. That said, it does not take away anything enjoyable from the reading as the story gears up toward a great HEA.
This is a great read for lighthearted romance/ contemporary and chick-lit fans. I will be reading more of this author's work for sure. Especially once he drops his paranormal romance /sci- fi novel to be released soon I hope! I really look forward to it.
For the first half of the book, I expected things to go one way in typical chick lit fashion. I was pleasantly surprised when they didn't. This is a book with a lot of humor and a lot of heart. Poppy is a great main character people can relate to. The characters are all fun and incredibly different. I would definitely recommend Poppy's Proposal to fans of chick lit.
Full of English humor and understatement, Gavin Ough has infused Poppy's Proposal with a humorous depiction of what is ultimately Poppy's struggle for control. She seeks to control many things in her life - her career, her romances, her own body and her relationship with not only her oldest friend but her parents too.
Written in tongue in cheek, Ough shows what it takes for a self-centered, twenty something-year-old English woman to stop being so self-involved and finally find happiness. All while her biological clock is counting down.
Enjoyable and well written, Ough has given Poppy utopia and allows her to make a mess of things until Poppy learns a lesson in humility and consideration for others but never does she relinquish control.
I was always pulling for Poppy waiting for the moment her fatal flaw was realized and she turned from the caterpillar into the proverbial butterfly, keeping me reading until the last drop of the story was spilled.
Then she thinks she found Mr Right. Or was it two Mr Rights? Stuck between two guys Poppy can't choose just one. Eventually Poppy gets her Mr right and her dream job. There's a few twists and turns along the way that keeps you turning pages and wanting more. The ending was satisfying if a tad predictable but it was a chic lit book so all is forgiven we like happy endings.
The only flaw I found in the book could very well be a culture gap. The book was set in the UK and I am from the US. Poppy is judged very harshly when she dated two men. Neither of which were serious or even sexual relationships. While its not the best of ideas even here I doubt the treatment she would have received would be so harsh. It could also be that the author is a man and I don't understand a man's brain.
Overall the book was well written and enjoyable. I don't normally read chic lit and find myself wanting to know what else Gav can come up with.