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Summary

Imogen and her friends Meredith and Nicola have had their fill of budget holidays. So when Meredith wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set and party. But when the worst crisis of her working life erupts, Imogen has to juggle her BlackBerry with a Manhattan. Between a robbery and an encounter on a nudist beach, the friends stumble from one disaster to the next.

©2014 Jane Costello (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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"Funny, sexy and moving – a hilarious holiday romp with a heart" Sophie Kinsella

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  • Di
  • 24-03-15

Laugh Out Loud

Really, really enjoyed this book. Very funny. There was a hint of slapstick comedy about the story that I loved. There is a sadness too that was beautifully explored. The narration was perfect. I did find myself laughing out loud while driving along. Perfect company in the car. Thank you.

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Fantastic

I loved this book, the accent was a bit different at first then it just added to the story - a bit predictable but a lovely escape

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Brilliant!

I very rarely laugh outloud when listening to books or reading them but on several occasions in the car whilst listening to this one I did! Loved the story and the narration. Some sad parts beautifully balanced with humour. Thoroughly recommend.

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Great book

I enjoyed every minute of listening to this book . I literally laughed out loud at some of Imogen’s mishaps . Storyline was slightly far fetched but I got into it totally . Jane Fallon is one of my favourite authors and I’ve loved all her books .

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Didn’t do it for me.

Tried hard to listen to this, but I didn’t care about the characters and the humour and story didn’t resonate, so I gave up. It all seemed a bit forced.

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Enjoyable, light read.

This was fun to listen to, and the narrator did a wonderful job. It was also nice to have a scouser narrate a book, I've listened to hundreds and never come across one with an Liverpudlian accent before. It was well written and the plot moved along nicely... Sometimes it felt that everything that could go wrong did, it reminded me of the classic rom-com trope of the beautiful leading lady that is just sooooo clumsy and can't stop falling over - and just one make-over away from being drop dead gorgeous! Also I saw the plot twists coming from the first chapter! So at times it was quite irritating. No the less, I finished the book and enjoyed it.

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If you want to escape into a fun adventure- listen

I really enjoyed this book. It’s just fun and very witty in parts. I agree with some of the other reviews about it being far fetched but I can cope with that. I listened to it over a couple of days and would read more by the same author.

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good read

overall a good book! bit far fetched in parts but a good read and great story :)

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  • 07-05-17

Better Than Bridget

What made the experience of listening to The Time of Our Lives the most enjoyable?

This is one of the best written (and performed) stories I've come across in a while. The characters are well-drawn and the situations as realistic as they are ridiculous. It features three friends on one of the most eventful and least restful luxury holidays you can imagine. Yet all three still managed to come back in a better state than they left having had the time of their lives. The main character reminded me a little of the latest Bridget Jones (novel minus the twitter obsession.)

I laughed out loud often and shed the odd tear. The story was full of humour, depth and hopefulness and the characters and their accents were really well read by Alex Tregear. Highly recommended.

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enjoyable, romantic and funny in some parts

there were some scenarios that were just unbelievable but I can image it would be very Bridget Jones if it was made into a film.

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