Men I've Loved Before - Adele Parks Reviews
Description:ISBN 0755371259 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Adele Parks / Hardcover / 384 Pages / Book is published 2010-07-08 by Headline Review
Newest Review: ... couldn't have prepared her for his shock announcement that evening. He wants them to start a family. Initially passing it ... more
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Neil and Nat seem to be perfectly matched. They hate Marmite and ...
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by - written on 19/05/11 (Very useful, 34 readings)
This was a surprising read, and I don't want to insult your average chick-lit book by saying that it was surprisingly good 'for a chick-lit,' as many are very well-written. There are elements of the average formula apparent, but it's rather more, dare I say it, 'literary' than most. In fact, it was surprisingly similar in structure and narrative style to 'One Day' by Paul Nicholls; it's just a shame that his novel was labelled a 'literary sensation,' whereas this one has had the always slightly patronising 'chick-lit' label assigned to it. In fact, the blurb on the back cover doesn't really do the story itself justice, as it talks about how Nat and Neil ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/05/11 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Nat is utterly secure in her marriage to Neil and is sure that they are ideally suited. They like the same things, have the same interests and don't want kids. Ever. So it comes as one hell of a shock when Neil decides that actually, he wants to become a father. This bombshell turns Nat's world upside down and she starts to question whether Neil is really the One after all. After finding her Black Book from when she was younger, she finds herself contacting previous boyfriends to see whether she made the right choice with Neil ... hence the title of 'Men I've Loved Before'. CHARACTERS The main characters are unsurprisingly Nat and Neil and we see things ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/10 (Very useful, 34 readings)
Nat and Neil have it all worked out, they are happily married, are financially solvent and have a wonderful group of friends. They also agree that they do not want a child to upset this hard worked for harmony. Or do they? At a birthday meal which Nat has immaculately planned for Neil he has an epiphany and decides that he does want a child. Nat passes this off as a silly phase but as Neil becomes more and more infatuated with the idea, she begins to question whether they are really meant to be together. The two begin to drift their separate ways, Neil going on excessive boys nights out with his less desirable friends and Nat working through her ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/07/10 (Very useful, 81 readings)
Neil and Nat thought that their relationship was a match made in heaven. They are both deeply in love, and have both decided that they don't want children. But when Neil suddenly springs on Nat that he actually does want to start a family with his wife after all, she's distraught. She thought that their life together was perfect and that nothing would be a threat to their marriage. Nat starts to doubt everything about her relationship with Neil, and on a trip back to her parents, discovers her "Little Black Book" containing all the numbers of her ex-boyfriends. It makes Nat wonder if Neil really is 'The One', and if not, who is? And how is Neil going to cope . Read the complete review
by - written on 31/07/13 (Very useful, 24 readings)
I am a big fan of Adele Park's writing. She is a chick lit author with an edge. She isn't afraid to take a different view to many other authors of the genre and tackle issues such as the subject of this book, where the female lead character doesn't want children and the male lead character does. Natalie and Neil have been married for 5 years and their marriage seems pretty idyllic. They agreed on the important things in life, including the decision to not have children. Natalie's meticulous planning of his 35th birthday party has been an overall success, although all her planning and organising couldn't have prepared her for his shock ... Read the complete review
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