He's also strong enough from all the squash and running that he does to sweep me into his arms and make me feel tiny and fragile. And once he's swept me into his arms, he's also very good on the, ah, follow-through, if you know what I mean. And thirdly, Jonathan actually listens to me.
We have lovely weekends away in the English countryside he's been too busy for us to have a proper holiday , trailing round stately homes while I recycle all the useless facts about moats and knights from my history lessons and he nods in apparent interest. He asks me where I want to go for dinner, or how my day was, and then remembers what I said. The only negatives about Jonathan are that he's very busy and doesn't always get my jokes. My best friend, Gabi, would add that he also has bright red hair, but frankly that's a positive for me, since we both have to keep out of the sun. However, being practically perfect during working hours didn't mean I wasn't still prone to lateness and snagged tights in the mornings.
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I was already seventeen minutes behind schedule, and since Gabi was supposed to be helping me on my first job of the day, I had no doubt that those seventeen minutes were about to double. I was running late because my flatmate, Nelson, had phoned our local radio station to add his considered opinion to a heated debate about recycling and had insisted on my hanging around to record his contribution on the kitchen radio. Gabi was running late because there was a sample sale in Hampstead, for which the doors opened at a.
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At a. Come on, we're nearly there. My old boarding school was the type that encouraged brisk walking. What kept you, anyway? He had a rather "results-oriented" management style. While Nelson tended to refer to him sarcastically as Remington Steele on account of his all-American, cleancut jawline, the girls in the office -- apparently -- liked to call him Dr.
Gabi and Nelson were always baiting me with double entendres. I never got them.
With a family like mine, one grows up habitually looking the other way. There was the usual stack of interesting-looking mail, but I didn't have time to check through it. Instead, we bounded up the stairs two at a time, past the frightfully discreet beauty salon on the ground floor, where Chelsea wives snuck off for their Botox and electro-tweakage, and into my office. I threw my huge handbag on the leather sofa and handed Gabi the bunch of ranunculus I'd bought on the way. Stick these flowers in water, would you? I've seen less cozy houses.
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A fun read that I will definitely read again. Jan 21, Kirsten rated it did not like it. This is one of those books hoping to ride the coattails of the Bridget Jones phenomenon. Although it seems to me that phenomenon has come and gone.
Anyway, young English woman starts her own business as a 'life organizer' for bachelors, adopts an alter ego to do so, ends up falling in love with one of her clients, etc. Predictable and not really very entertaining. I don't mind reading light and fluffy books as long as they're fun and engaging, but I really just got through this one because I don This is one of those books hoping to ride the coattails of the Bridget Jones phenomenon.
I don't mind reading light and fluffy books as long as they're fun and engaging, but I really just got through this one because I don't like leaving books unread. Also, it was one of the few books available to me while on vacation in Germany, and when I'm desperate, I'll read just about anything. Jun 25, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: , fluff-n-stuff. I'll just start this review off by saying: I'm torn after reading this book. The Little Lady Agency is the first in a three part series starring Melissa Romney-Jones, a girl who has been fired - once again - from her job and has no clue where to go from there.
Extremely organized and good at soothing the ruffled feathers of her co-workers and friends, Melissa, after a string of highly amusing events and coincidences, decides to open her own agency specially marketed to those blokes who have more I'll just start this review off by saying: I'm torn after reading this book.
Extremely organized and good at soothing the ruffled feathers of her co-workers and friends, Melissa, after a string of highly amusing events and coincidences, decides to open her own agency specially marketed to those blokes who have more than a little trouble organizing their lives. Whether it be a clothes makeover, someone to advise them on asking a girl out, posing as a girlfriend to get matchmaking mamas off their backs, or just firing the hired help, Melissa can handle anything with her no-nonsense attitude - everything except for laundry and sex that is. Only thing is, Melissa doesn't want to be recognized due to her politically prominent family and thus dons a blonde wig and an alternate personality, Honey during 'business hours'.
As Honey, Melissa wears tighter clothing and can make the honest yet somewhat brutal remarks accommodating Melissa would never dream of uttering. Even though her wonderful friends Nelson and Gabi insist that side of Melissa has always been there, she can't see it. Okay, so now for my reasons for not totally being wowed by this one. I mean, at times, it's hilarious. Melissa gets into some laugh-out-loud situations with her awkward bachelors and her family had me in stitches to no end.
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My beef comes with her choice in men. I know Ms. Browne was going for a whole passion-over-friendship thing but I really don't see her decision working out for her in the end. I don't want to spoil it here, but if you too are feeling less than pleased with how things end up, let me know cause I am more than a little miffed at her decision. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book - the characters were great, it was surprisingly clean for a 'chick book', and it dealt with all things London and English.
My idea of a good time.