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Summary

Jill Mansell's Sunday Times best seller Head Over Heels is not to be missed by readers of Veronica Henry and Marian Keyes. Jill's novels are loved by reviewers.

Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver's father a secret for years. She's stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth's about to come out.

One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It's a shock, too, for Toby's wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn?

As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can't see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come....

©1998 Jill Mansell (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic reviews

"Achingly romantic." ( Heat)

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shame about the narrator

What did you like most about Head over Heels?

I've always enjoyed this book and was excited to get it on audiobook. It's a nice light hearted tale of love

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Awful. Such a posh/upper class accent. It was painful to listen to at times. Ive read this book many times and never imagined any of the characters wit poh accents, let alone ALL of them.

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Narration spoils this audio book

Voice used for male parts very nasally and does get on your nerves. Spoils it for me.

Not one of Jill's best books

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Voices

I gave up with listening to this as the male voices were horrendous and I couldn't cope with listening to them. It's a shame as I would have liked to see how the book finally panned out

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Beautifully narrated

Patricia Gallimore is an amazingly clever narrator, she really brings the characters to life.
She tells this story with the same enthusiasm as all the other stories I've heard her read.
This was a great story, with a lovely unexpected ending.

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Lovely

I have enjoyed the book as well as the narration very much. Vivid characters. Perfect relaxation.

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Outdated and cringey

Many comments though out the book are extremely outdated and have sexist or homophobic under tones. A few times I was actually shocked by what was said- which in a positive way just shows how far we've come as a a society since 1998.

The voices for this book let it down. The men all sound like posh old men and it is hard to visualise them in any other way. The reader is really cringey.

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Loves and lusts in countryside

Good little tale that was well told. Three /four story lines all intertwined to make the tale complete and enjoyable . Smooth dialogue that made the beauty of the Cotswolds stand out. Well worth the read or listen whichever you prefer.

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Long rambling story

The reading of the book was fine - that was the best bit! I slept through a lot of this. The story was rambling and dull. I wouldn't recommend.

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  • ifindoubteatchocolate
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Narrator lets the book down

Actually gave up listening before the end of the second chapter because I couldn’t stand the voices. Absolute shame because I loved reading the book