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by Jilly Cooper

As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy in the nightclub, she knew she just had to have him. It didn’t matter that he was engaged to an old school friend of hers, Gussie. An invitation to join them on a cozy weekend is the perfect opportunity. But the the whizz-kid business tycoon Gareth Llewellyn come along too and manages to thwart her plans...
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ISBN: 0552152528
ISBN13: 978-0552152525
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Jilly Cooper
Language: English
Publisher: Corgi (June 6, 2005)
ePUB size: 1907 kb
FB2 size: 1592 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 941
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Not up to her usual standard
I always enjoy a good old Jilly Cooper for pure escapism. The Riders/Polo/etc full length novels are still my favourite, but this was a sweet, quick read.
Zeks Horde
Jilly's Octavia is a pistol. She is self-centered, egotistical, hard, and seemingly with no redeeming qualities. Her brother, Xander, is a closet gay, married to his boss' daughter, and living it up on the company's dime. Between the two of them, Octavia and Xander manage to make enemies and take lovers wherever they go. Along comes a Welsh "prude", Gareth, who shakes both their lives up wit his stringent truths about their characters, or lack thereof. You have to dislike Octavia because she is so unlikeable, but understand as well how she became that person. And at the end, you want her to have some redeeming qualities, and to find love, because, don't we all want that?
Not one of Jilly Cooper's best. I love Prudence, Imogen, and Lisa and Co. but Octavia is awful. The main character is so selfish that I do not want her to have a happy ending- I want to sock her one. Skip this one.