Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all: she runs a successful theatre in Soho that's about to host one of Hollywood's leading stars. Her biggest supporter is her eccentric Hungarian Gran, and she even has the perfect yoga teacher boyfriend - Namaste!
Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie's escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon, and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar 15 years ago. And then he turns up at her theatre door....
With rivalry clouding old feelings, events in Soho bring Jamie and Natalie together in hilarious ways. Gran is loose in the city once more, it seems to be raining sandwiches and records are broken for burlesque flash mobs. If she can keep her world together, will Natalie discover who Mr. Right is really, and that perhaps she isn't Miss Wrong?
©2015 Robert Bryndza (P)2015 Robert Bryndza
Having already read this novel by Robert Bryndza I was curious to see how the characters developed through the spoken word and whether I would enjoy them as much. I am happy to say I was not disappointed, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters coming to life that I had come to know and love in the written word. It takes you on a journey between Devon and London, brings in a little sparkle of Hollywood, whilst keeping you're feet on the ground. All the characters weave together superbly and had me laughing on the bus home from work on more than one occasion (& yes out loud! Forgot I was in public!).
This book is one we can all relate to at some point in our lives, from the family members who we love but annoy us, to the crazy grandmother we love but drives us nuts, from the relationships we feel are so right but end up so wrong, to the unexpected lovers, from friends to the possibility of second chances.
Robert Bryndza has quickly become one of my firm favourite authors and have enjoyed this latest novel as much as the first. I'm always one to immerse myself in a book and was pleased that the audio experience did the same. Enjoy!
"Lots of fun!"
I've just recently discovered this author and find I really enjoy his work. This story is engaging, it moves along at a good pace and the characters are really engaging as well. Natalie and her grandmother are so much fun together. I'm not quite sure I would exactly call it a romantic comedy it's more like it has some romantic elements to it but hey, it has to fit somewhere right?
The narrator was pretty good too, although I must admit I found her Texan accent to be pretty corny and cringed when she said "theeator" and "booooger” no Texan (or Southerner) speaks that way...but hey, no one's perfect. She was still quite enjoyable too.
I really hoped Benjamin would get a schooling on his misuse of namaste.....he drove me nuts with it as well.
Pick this book up...it's really quite enjoyable, you'll be happy you did.
"Lame and Frustrating"
I hate, hate, hate!!!! books and movies where you have to sludge through the characters catching a clue until the verrrrry end, before they finally do. The characters in this book were truly, truly wretched. I hated everything about it. Couldn't even finish it. Try again, Mr. Bryndza!
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