Thursday, May 15, 2014

Nadia Knows Best

Nadia Knows Best
by: Jill Mansell

Should you read it?: Maybe
...if you're a fan of most chick-lit.
Category: Adult

Nadia Knows Best is the 2nd book I've read by Jill Mansell. The first was Rumour Has It. I actually felt about the same about Nadia Knows Best as I did about Rumour Has It. It was pretty enjoyable. I read it fairly quickly. But again, I wasn't super invested in the characters. I'm not sure what it is, but I just don't get into her characters like I do in some other books. The weird thing for me, though, is that I'm still willing to pick up another one of hers if I'm in a book slump & just need something to read. I have a couple more on my Kindle that I got for like $1.00 one day. So maybe I'll try out another sometime in the future.

Things I liked
I did enjoy the family dynamic among Nadia's family. Her sister, dad and grandmother were really fun to read about.

Things I didn't
I just never get invested in the characters in Mansell's books. It's not that she doesn't develop them, I just never care about them in that gut-wrenching way that you want to with a great book.

I also didn't feel the chemistry between the main love interests, Nadia & Jay. It was okay, but again just not great. I can't put my finger on what exactly it is that I don't get attached to.

Overall: Give it a shot if you like chicklit & are looking for a beach read, but if you have any reservations at all, I wouldn't even try it. 

Book 6 of 50

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