!!> Reading ➽ That Loving Feeling ➶ Author Carole Matthews – Metalstampedmemories.info

That Loving Feeling The first book of the genre chick lit for me Not sure it s my favorite genre, though This is a book about an ordinary English family with ordinary problems in their daily lives Ideally, you should be in your forties, married with children and enjoy British humor to fully appreciate the story.What I liked a lot about Carole Matthews style is her really easy, entertaining way to describe even the most annoying problems in marriage and family life You find yourself in the middle of the m The first book of the genre chick lit for me Not sure it s my favorite genre, though This is a book about an ordinary English family with ordinary problems in their daily lives Ideally, you should be in your forties, married with children and enjoy British humor to fully appreciate the story.What I liked a lot about Carole Matthews style is her really easy, entertaining way to describe even the most annoying problems in marriage and family life You find yourself in the middle of the meanest dramas, some of them you might have even experienced yourself in real life, but you actually enjoy being there and following the events I was literary screaming with laughter at the scene after the beauty therapy and had big smiles at several other moments I very much enjoyed her idea of telling chapter wise from the personal perspective of the wife and chapter wise in a third person form but from the husband s perspective However, especially towards the end of the book, I found the story way too farfetched to still follow it with any kind of identification I understand that you need to pack events into a story but if it is too much, the story loses authenticity and thus the reader loses interest This book started off a bit slow but it just got better and beter as I read further into it The story had some very funny twists and turns that pretty much kept you always wanting to read onepage to see what happens next. A Wonderfully Wise Romantic Comedy About The Ones We Love And The One That Got AwayJuliet Joyce Has Been Happily Married For Twenty Five Years But With Two Grown Up Children Who Treat The House Like A Hotel, A Seventy Year Old Mother Who S Just Moved In And A Father Who S Announced He S Gay It S Hardly Surprising That Her Relationship With Her Husband Rick Is Beginning To Suffer Juliet S Resigned To The Fact That The Only Romance She S Going To Get Is From The Pages Of Her Library Books, So Nothing Prepares Her For The Unexpected Return Of Steven Aubrey Last Seen Twenty Six Years Ago, When He Jilted Juliet On Their Wedding Day, He Ignites A Passion In Her That She Thought Was Long Gone But Will Steven Sweep Her Off Her Feet Or Can Rick Remind Her Of The Loving Feeling That They Ve Lost There S Only One Way To Find Out I haven t read any of Carole s books before but I saw a review which likened her to my beloved Marian Keyes so I thought it give it a whirl It s definitely not on the scale of Marian s witty writing, but there were some extremely funny laugh out loud moments, and on the whole I liked the book and the characters It is easy reading and one which I did in a couple of days.I am just about to start reading the sequel, With Love At Christmas, to get me in the festive spirit and hope its as good as t I haven t read any of Carole s books before but I saw a review which likened her to my beloved Marian Keyes so I thought it give it a whirl It s definitely not on the scale of Marian s witty writing, but there were some extremely funny laugh out loud moments, and on the whole I liked the book and the characters It is easy reading and one which I did in a couple of days.I am just about to start reading the sequel, With Love At Christmas, to get me in the festive spirit and hope its as good as this one.I m not normally a fan of chick lit but I needed a break from mystery and thrillers, my very favourite genre, as I am becoming a super sleuth at figuring out who the perps are, and indeed I could apply as a CSI at the rate I ve been going Nice, easy reading if you need a little light relief This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Uggghhhhh This was so painful Now don t get me wrong I love a fluffy chick lit that I can get lost in and don t have to think too much about I finished this in a day But there were very few redeeming features about this train wreck And what a wreck It reads like a budget romcom script From at least three separate wrong place wrong time innuendos involving the husband cappuccino foam on your pants can now lead to arrest to over the top romantic liaisons my lover my old love my Uggghhhhh This was so painful Now don t get me wrong I love a fluffy chick lit that I can get lost in and don t have to think too much about I finished this in a day But there were very few redeeming features about this train wreck And what a wreck It reads like a budget romcom script From at least three separate wrong place wrong time innuendos involving the husband cappuccino foam on your pants can now lead to arrest to over the top romantic liaisons my lover my old love my ex flame made me cringe, particularly when they would occurthan once on a page to the slapstick physical comedy of choking on one s noodles when one s elderly father announces he wants to move in with his toy boy yes, you read that right It was like some horrible, teen written, soft core mash of 50 Shades of Grey and Unfaithful So much goes on in this book it s hard to feel anything but annoyance for the characters The adult children are beyond horrible, the mother in law is, for some reason we re never told, super critical and judgemental of her only child, the protagonist is wishy washy and flip flopsthan a pair of jandals with just as much material to work with, and no one over the age of 25 could take the cringe inducing Lothario seriously So many things go wrong, which might translate well in film but just makes you roll your eyes when another disaster crops up before the previous one has even been addressed In any other world, the mother would have been fired or at least hauled into the office for taking so many long lunch breaks for romantic picnics, of course and constantly needing to attend to her husband kinda fling children s dramas There was so much unnecessary filler We won the lottery, oh wait no we didn t, somehow we re now the laughing stock of the town what Our 20 year old daughter is doing a useless degree, has started stripping and is now knocked up to a guy she might love so now is the perfect time to fret about her throwing away the education that was previously deemed a waste of time Never mind where she will live or how she ll provide for her child It was all very bizarre My first book by Carole Matthews but sadly it may be my last Lovely romance, with characters I can relate to and believe in, gently humorous yet very credible and entertaining. I think the book was funny and slow some times and I loved the mother in law. Juliet and Rick Joyce have been married for 25 years but they feel as if the spark is burning out.Not only that but Juliet s mother and father have just separated and her mother has decided she wants to live with the Joyce s Juliet Rick s two children are beyond spoilt and Juliet s father has announced he s gay.Throw in Steven Aubrey, the man who jilted Juliet at the altar 26 years ago, and there s bound to be trouble.As with all of Carole s books the writing alternates between first per Juliet and Rick Joyce have been married for 25 years but they feel as if the spark is burning out.Not only that but Juliet s mother and father have just separated and her mother has decided she wants to live with the Joyce s Juliet Rick s two children are beyond spoilt and Juliet s father has announced he s gay.Throw in Steven Aubrey, the man who jilted Juliet at the altar 26 years ago, and there s bound to be trouble.As with all of Carole s books the writing alternates between first person to third person and, as always, it makes the transition with relative ease It s told in the first person by Juliet and is told from the viewpoint of Rick once it switches into third person It works perfectly and we easily see Juliet Rick s life from both perspectives.Juliet and Rick s relationship gets steadily rockier through out the book when each and every drama throws itself in the face of the pair The book was like reading the script to an episode of EastEnders, it was that full of drama and twists It also had it s laugh out loud moments, particularly where Rick was concerned The situations he managed to get himself into were incredibly amusing and yet, at the same time, so incredibly innocent.Juliet was our main character and while I enjoyed hearing her inner most thoughts I also wanted to strangle her multiple times Yes, Rick got himself into some sticky situations but as I said earlier, they were perfectly innocent but what Juliet was doing was the complete opposite of innocent and it just didn t sit well with me Yet I still lived Juliet, that s how good Carole s writing is No I don t agree with her moral compass but she was still a nice character at heart and in the end, she made the right decision.I loved Rick, he was amusing and yet came across quite naive too Going out to look at the stars but getting arrested for dogging is one of the examples Through out the book I kept wishing he wouldn t get himself into anytrouble and just laughed as he pluged himself into yettrouble.I couldn t warm to Chloe and Tom, Juliet Rick s kids, but I loved Juliet s mother and father I thought Juliet s mother, Rita, was a bit bonkers but on the whole I loved her Juliet s father was a sweet character and I was surprised when he announced he was gay at 70 We don t see what it was like for Juliet s parents together but reading about them apart made it seem as if both parties were finally free Back on to Chloe and Tom, I thought they were completely irresponsible as well as shockingly lazy They didn t treat their parents with any respect and did treat the houselike a hotel I could relate to Juliet better than I could relate to her children and I m a teenager myself However Chloe and Tom didn t detract to the story, they just added to the madness really.There were a coupleminor characters, Stacey Lovejoy the Joyces neighbour who resembles a WAG minus the footballer, Hal, Rick s annoying at times boss and Una, Juliet s work friend from the library Of course I haven t even mentioned Steven I didn t like him I thought Juliet let him back into her life far too scott free considering he jilted her at the altar I also didn t really believe anything he said either I also found Una and Juliet s friendship was cast aside with relative ease which was a shame as I enjoyed the interaction between the pair.The only thing that irritated me about the book was the fact Carole managed to spell Jodi Picoult s name wrong at the beginning of the book She added an e on Jodi and considering she s an author herself you d think she d know how it s spelt Always a pet hate of mine, names of celebs or authors or whoever spelt wrong Apart from that I loved the book Carole s writing is just so easy to read that I flew through the book I wholly recommend it.Rating 5 5I d like to thank Headline Review for sending me a copy to review What can I say I have to be totally honest and say that whilst reading this book I embarrassed myself on numerous occasions by actually laughing out loud whilst on the train This book was an absolute joy to read I am a huge fan of the series the Chocolate Lovers and found that I was comparing each book to that series This book needed no comparison.Juliet Joyce is a typical married mother of two Her husband Rick along with their two children in their late teens Tom and Chloe, live in a regul What can I say I have to be totally honest and say that whilst reading this book I embarrassed myself on numerous occasions by actually laughing out loud whilst on the train This book was an absolute joy to read I am a huge fan of the series the Chocolate Lovers and found that I was comparing each book to that series This book needed no comparison.Juliet Joyce is a typical married mother of two Her husband Rick along with their two children in their late teens Tom and Chloe, live in a regular close leading a very ordinary life Juliet s mother has recently moved in after deciding that upon reaching her 70s she was going to start living her life the way she wanted Juliet works in the local library and the most excitement her life sees is what lies in store for her when she gets home with regards to what new and inventive ways her children have come up with top avoid cleaning their rooms, or god forbid, getting a job However, when her ex fianc who jilted her at the alter, Steven Aubrey turns up, her life is thrown into the mixer This along with the predicaments her husband manages to get himself into along with the behaviour of her kids, her party animal mother, and her father who has changed his life dramatically make for an absolutely explosive and hilarious story Her marriage starts to teeter when Steven comes on the scene and she has to decide whether she wants to make a new life for herself or stick with what she already has.This story was told with such humour that I was hooked from the first chapter The characters are the most honest version of mixed up families I have read in a while and some of the one liners that were told had tears running down my cheeks I finished this book in a day and a half and haven t laughed that much at a book in a long time Thoroughly enjoyed every page and would highly recommend to anybody The Chocolate Lovers series although still a firm favourite, doesn t seem quite as important after reading this latest Carole Matthews books A definite must have This book was really annoying I imagine that when an author begins a book they sit down and make a big list of potential plot lines that the could include Carole Matthews did this, but then forgot that she was supposed to narrow the number of plot lines down to a reasonable number Any 3 or 4 of the subjects covered would have been enough to fill a book but Carole genuinely had about 10 view spoiler Here are a list of some of the topics that the author decided to leave in Think of all the This book was really annoying I imagine that when an author begins a book they sit down and make a big list of potential plot lines that the could include Carole Matthews did this, but then forgot that she was supposed to narrow the number of plot lines down to a reasonable number Any 3 or 4 of the subjects covered would have been enough to fill a book but Carole genuinely had about 10 view spoiler Here are a list of some of the topics that the author decided to leave in Think of all the books she could have written with this little lot A dad who has decided that he is gay A son who temporarily thinks he is gay A terrorist attack at a football match A potential lottery win A pregnant daughter A potential affair with an old flame An accidental arrest for getting up to no good in a car park a botched cosmetic surgery procedure A car crash A potential affair with a neighbour Alien abduction OK, I made up the last one, but you get the idea hide spoiler I ve read quite a lot of Carole Matthew s books and have a fewon my bookshelf They re always a quick and entertaining read but she s definitely a bit hit and miss and this one was not a favourite


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