Sunday, 2 February 2014

All The Single Ladies - by Jane Costello

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Samantha Brooks’ boyfriend has made a mistake. One his friends, family, and Sam herself know he’ll live to regret. Jamie – the love of her life – has announced he’s leaving, out of the blue.
Jamie’s loving, intelligent and, while he isn’t perfect, he’s perfect for her – in every way except one: he’s a free spirit. And after six years in one place, doing a job he despises, he is compelled to do something that will tear apart his relationship with Sam – book a one-way flight to South America.
Sam isn’t giving up without a fight. With Jamie still totally in love with her – and torn about whether to stay or go – she has three months to persuade him to do the right thing. So with the help of her friends Ellie and Jen, she hatches a plan to make him realise what he’s giving up. A plan that involves dirty tricks, plotting and a single aim: to win him back.
Only, by the time the tortured Jamie finally wakes up to what he’s lost, a gorgeous new pretender has entered Sam’s life. Which begs the question . . . will she still want him back?

My Opinion:

First of all: What a great title! :)

When Jamie tells Sam about his plans to break up and him going to South America, she is devastated. Everybody thinks, that Jamie made a big mistake. They were perfect together and now their relationship is shattered in pieces. Sam still loves him and he even tells her that he still loves her, but ...

She wants to fight for him, tries to seduce him and goes on different dates to make him jealous, which is really funny to read about.
That’s not the only problem she’s got though. Her best friend Ellie is a drinker, but she doesn’t want to be helped, not from Sam, and not from Jen, their other friend.

One of her dates is a real success, the gorgeous Ben is almost too good to be true. When he spends the night and they get real close, Jamie turns up and wants Sam back. She sais yes and he moves back into the house. That got me really annoyed. She’s finally met another great guy, and what does she do? Jumps back to her ex, who still seems to be hiding something.

The atmosphere between them is weird though. Then Sam finds some papers, booking papers. Apparently Jamie wasn’t supposed to go to South America by himself, no with another girl. The truth about Jamie and what he was hiding comes out. The was such a relief, I couldn't see her what that guy anymore.
Unfortunately, Ben is still a little angry and they don’t really see each other and then the day of decision making comes: Jamie proposes and Ben tells Sam about his feelings and she knows she feels the same, but she is soooo confused!! All I wanted was to shake her and make her see her true feelings. She was confused all the time and decided to move to New York for a few months.

Finally she gets back and goes to see her man...

I really wanted Jamie and Sam to get back together again, but when Ben came into the picture I changed my mind. Team Ben all the way!!!! A beautifully written book, with lots of fun parts and romance. I couldn’t put it down!!!!


My possible cast:

Sam: Amanda Seyfried

Ellie: Emmy Rossum

Jamie: Stephen Walker

Ben: Aaron Tveit ♥ ♥ 

Jen: Jennifer Lawrence

Jane Costello on Twitter: @janecostello

That was today's review, hope you enjoyed. Will reveal my Book of the Month January tomorrow and more special thing coming up next week. Now back to get ready for tomorrow's teaching evaluation lesson, wish me luck.

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