Head over Heels | Jill Mansell

head over heels

Title: Head over Heels
Author: Jill Mansell
Pages: 448
Publisher:  Headline Review
Date: June 1999

About Head over Heels

Love is always just around the corner in a Jill Mansell novel – with a few surprises and a lot of humour on the way to happiness

Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver’s father a secret for years. She’s stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth’s about to come out. One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It’s a shock, too, for Toby’s wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn? As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can’t see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come


I never knew that this book is from 1999! I mean I kind of expected that, because there was a young kid who was born in 1992.
The beginning was great. Toby is moving to this town where his ex Jessie lives and he tells her that he still has feelings for her. And just when you think that Toby is going to cheat on his wife, a lot of things are happening. They all live in a small town, where everyone knows each other. It is a quiet place where nothing really happens and suddenly everyone is having an affair. Okay, one person can have an affair. But not the whole freaking town. That was not believable at all. I was so confused while reading this.
Another thing I did not like was the fact there were way too many characters. It was hard to remember all of those names and who was having a relationship with who.

Sorry, Jill Mansell. This was absolutely the worst book I’ve ever read that it’s written by you. I love drama and romantic stories, but this was way too much.

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