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Love Your Neighbour: A hilarious, heartwarming rom-com Kindle Edition
‘Laugh-out-loud fun with a real romantic heart’ MIRANDA DICKINSON
“Try not to wheel any dead bodies across the pavement when the bride’s outside, OK?”
When Marla Jacobs discovers that the vacant shop next to her Little White Wedding Chapel is to become a funeral parlour, she declares all-out war on the new proprietor Gabriel Ryan.
With an army of loyal supporters, she embarks on a campaign to sabotage his reputation and livelihood.
But when she finally meets Gabriel, she realises just how much trouble she’s in. With his effortless charm and Celtic good looks, Gabriel begins to form alliances with her so called ‘loyal’ army and, reluctantly, she finds herself falling under his spell. And destroying him becomes the last thing on her mind…
Previously published as Undertaking Love.
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‘Laugh-out-loud fun with a real romantic heart’ MIRANDA DICKINSON
'A stunning debut, with citrus-sharp humour, a glorious cast of characters, a hero you'll want to run off with and a heroine you just want fate to smile on. Can't think of a more perfect summer read' CLAUDIA CARROLL--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Kat was born and raised in the heart of the Black Country, where she still lives with her husband, two little boys and the oldest cat in the world.
She grew up with a healthy obsession for books, and several years ago she promised her husband she would write novels if Santa gave her a macbook for Christmas. It's a promise she is very glad to have kept.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00HTW7938
- Publisher : Avon (22 May 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 962 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 417 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 439 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What I liked:
Attention to detail was spot on. It was the little things the characters did that added depth, and a great trait of Kat French's writing skills. It was all super easy to visualise. I adored Dora and Ivan, such a sweet couple, and there were some real stand out LOL moments, especially the dinner with Marla's mum. Totally cringeworthy! The chemistry between Marla and Gabe was fab too - some steamy scenes that are probably a bit naughtier than in your standard romcom book.
What didn't rock my world:
Although Marla and Gabe were great, I didn't really get interested in their relationship until a way into the book - partly because the relationships between the other characters hooked me more and partly because they'd done a great job of avoiding each other up until then. Although it started with them, it kind of morphed more into the story of Tom and Emily (cute couple, too) - they were like the quiet rock of the story for me. Would liked to have known the outcome with crazy Melanie, too.
Overall, this was a great, great read and it really wouldn't surprise me if this got optioned for a film. I can totally see it on the big screen, and with so many great supporting characters, I'd love to read more about the characters from Beckleberry. Definitely recommended!
Cynical businesswoman Marla Jacobs has built up a successful wedding chapel in the heart of Shropshire. Loved-up couples travel from far and wide to have their dream day at the chapel which has a reputation for providing a unique and sensational experience. When Marla discovers that the building next door is being taken over by a funeral director she panics, fearing her business will suffer. After all, how many brides will want to walk past sombre widows on the way to their ceremony? Marla is set to go in with all guns blazing to stand her ground, but she hasn't anticipated her feelings for Gabe Ryan, the new man in town....
I wasn't sure what to expect as I had previously read the `Knight' books (published under the name Kitty French). Those are out and out erotic fiction, and Undertaking Love is a much softer read. Fun and froth with characters that are mostly very likeable, I enjoyed the plot which was like a soap opera. I would say Emmerdale, but it is much more glamorous than that, so maybe Hollyoaks! There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and it isn't as predictable as some of the books in this genre.
Undertaking Love is a humorous romance, farcical in places and has some very funny one liners. I think Undertaking Love will appeal to fans of Miranda Dickinson, Sinead Moriarty and Marian Keyes, as well as anyone who likes sharp, witty chicklit.Perfect for
This book had me both laughing and crying and crying from laughing. Marla came to Britain, from the U.S, when her mother married a British Doctor, but when that marriage didn't last and her mother returned to the States, Marla stayed behind and bought this quaint little Wedding Chapel in the sleepy town of Beckleberry, Shropshire, in an attempt to give clientele Vegas style, quirky weddings, (including an actual Elvis impersonator). She learns that the premises next door to the chapel will soon be made into a Cupcake shop, and is beyond excited to include cupcakes as part of her wedding packages, so when she sees one morning the sign for the Undertakers being put up - all hell breaks loose, and when she meets the man behind the sign, Gabe, she knows that she not only faces losing her business but just maybe her heart too. There are some equally strong supporting characters, for instance her best friend and partner Jonny, her other friend Emily and Dora and her husband Ivan that just add that little bit extra to this story.
This was the first book I have read by Kat/Kitty French and I can honestly say I will be looking out for more of her work.
A really lovely book to read.
Kat has a great way with words and uses good references to past and present T.V. and films and personalities eg I loved the liking of The Munsters to the new Undertakers next door. So many more of these sprinkled throughout from The Munster to Bruce Willis (Die Hard) - loved them all! Even Bluey the Great Dane plays his part in this book, he's just adorable.
Some of the comic moments will last with me too, when Marla was on the floor hiding on her Birthday when Gabe was knocking on the door and he posted the note through the letter box, that's a classic what he had written on it (you've gotta read the note to find out what he said!) - that was a laugh out loud moment and great fun!
There are so many things that make this book bloom from ordinary and mediocre to the fun, emotional, great story and great characters that it is, that this book is WELL worth your money and your time reading. I could easily imagine this on a holiday or a lazy rainy Sunday and relaxing whilst reading the unimaginable love story of an Undertaker and a Wedding Chapel owner as they go to war, it's so far away from the norm it's bloody brilliant!