Kiss by Jill Mansell

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Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Date: 1st August 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley


Kiss by Jill Mansell was first published in 1993. This is a new edition being published this year. I didn’t realise that when I first undertook to read and review it, and it made me a little cautious. After finishing it, I have mixed feelings about it. It was fun, it made me chuckle at times, and read well as almost historical fiction at this point in time!

There are a number of characters and relationships and happenings. Some of the relationships made me raise my eyebrows and one seemed really too unbelievable, but luckily didn’t last long. It’s set in England with a little trip here and there further afield.

Izzy in her later thirties is one of the main characters, a singer who believes in living life and having fun and not worrying too much about finance. Katarina her seventeen old, more serious daughter is more inclined to be the adult in the family. Izzy as the book opens has one guy for two nights, another for another two nights, works two nights and has one night for herself. However an accident puts an end to that whole scenario.

Gina who causes the accident, takes Izzy and Katarina in when they have to leave their flat because they can’t pay the rent. She – Gina,  has just had rid herself of a no good husband who features further in this story in a completely yucky way. She flounders around for quite awhile but eventually through many trials actually finds someone she loves.

Well they all do – eventually. While not my favourite Jill Mansell book, I didn’t mind spending awhile  in the wacky world of these characters.


6 thoughts on “Kiss by Jill Mansell”

  1. Yeah I usually have a love/hate relationship with reissued novels from that long ago. You know it was a different world, I think people felt differently about life and reading. Great review!


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