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The One You Really Want

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The one you really want could be closer than you think... THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT is a sweet, funny, romantic novel from bestselling author Jill Mansell. Not to be missed by readers of Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly.

It all starts with a shiny, red, sit-on lawn-mower. When Nancy spies her Christmas present from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be on someone else. Her best friend Carmen isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter Mia is matchmaking - not least because she'd like to see the back of Connor's current pushy girlfriend. Meanwhile Carmen, who's always been certain she doesn't want another man in her life, feels a spark when a handsome charity worker called Joe calls round. But Joe's not quite all he seems...

What readers are saying about The One You Really Want:

'Clever and delightful tale - I was totally enchanted throughout. The writing was humorous, involving, heart squeezing, emotive, and full of witty banter' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A gentle meander through the spark of romantic chemistry' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Jill Mansell is the master of taking a simple story and enriching it with an intricate cast of characters. She's witty and the dialogue is crisp and believable, things move along with the right mix of humour and thoughtfulness' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 31mm | 382g
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755332504
  • 9780755332502
  • 65,294

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'Jill Mansell is in a different league' * Sun * 'Mansell's fiction is a happy leap away from the troubles of today' * Sunday Express * 'Slick, sexy, funny' * Daily Telegraph * 'A warm, witty and romantic read that you won't be able to put down' * Daily Mail * 'To read it is to devour it' * Company * 'Bursting with humour, brimming with intrigue and full of characters you'll adore - we can't think of a better literary remedy' ***** * Heat *
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About Jill Mansell

'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red; 'One of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde

Jill Mansell started writing fiction while working in the NHS, after she read a magazine article that inspired her to join a local creative writing class. She has since written over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers, including Maybe This Time, This Could Change Everything, The One You Really Want and You And Me, Always, and her books have sold over 11 million copies around the world.

Jill's hobbies include buying stationery, particularly magical new colours of ink for the fountain pen she uses to write all her books. She lives in Bristol with her family.

Jill keeps in touch with her readers on Twitter - @JillMansell - and Facebook - /OfficialJillMansell.
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Rating details

8,715 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (2,327)
4 36% (3,133)
3 28% (2,461)
2 7% (578)
1 2% (216)
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