the unexpected consequences of love by jill mansell

published 2/2015 (in the US. 2014 in the UK)  // 413 pages
read from 9/16-20/2015 
isbn: 978-1-4926-0208-8

im going on the record and stating that brit chic lit is my absolute most favorite guilty pleasure! Jill Mansell is anyways. 
this is my 8th/9th book of hers i read so, you know, the love is real (and it so happens to be my first physical book, all others have been ebooks)
this is one of those "thank you for existing my lovely nook" moments cause had it not been for that little machine i would have never discovered her. 

before i get started! yes, you already know the 1 or 2 people fighting the whole 'we belong together' scheme always end up together and almost always at the end. 

sophie is the main character (even though there are 3/3.5 love stories) in this story. 
because i have NEVER ran in to another Jill Mansell fan, im just guna do a total spoiler post (okay not total spoiler. just the end). but first!, here's the amazon review. 

Sophie Wells is a successful photographer with a focus on putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh Strachan returns to the seaside town of Cornwall from the States to run his family's hotel, he can't understand why the fun, sexy girl has zero interest in letting him-or any man for that matter-into her life. He also can't understand how he's been duped into employing Sophie's impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited. Both girls remain mum about the reasons behind Sophie's indifference to love. But that doesn't mean Josh is going to quit trying...

lies. both girls dont keep quiet. 
and he knows how he got duped into hiring her friend. 

there you are and here i go!

sophie fights falling in love with josh because her exhusband theo basically scarred her for life. when she was younger she married theo because he was ridiculously attached to his mother and her death wish was to have her son marry sophie so she could ya know, pass knowing he was going to be happy and taken care of. 
well, she dies and he loses his marbles. sophie understands but it gets to a point where she just cant take it. he wants to have a kid but she's wise enough to understand that kids a marriage does not fix. so shes taking birth control behind his back which he ends up finding out about. which then prompts him to think that she is cheating no matter what she tells him. 
so she moves out and thats how she meets tula. 
everything is great. 
then theo goes over to try to make things up and he sees her having a blast. which okay cool BUT it threw him for a loop and his result was to......commit suicide. 
so he writes her a letter that she gets earlier than she was supposed to so she was able to rescue him before things got bad. (which by the way I HATE the beyonce reference. leave her out of books please and thanks!) 
he survives but basically tells her to get lost. 
so for the next 4 years she's hella messed up. 

enter josh. he moves back to help his grandma Dot run their hotel. he runs in to sophie while she is there taking pictures and its basically from there that he falls in love with her. 

tula, her best friend has a HUGE crush on josh but he obviously doesn't care for her. 
enter riley, joshs' best friend, total playboy but ends up falling in love with tula. 

dot is with lawrence (joshs' grandparents) until one day lawrence runs into aurora and then ruins his marriage to dot by leaving her for aurora. 

in the end, yes, sophie ends up with josh. tula with riley. and spoiler, dot and lawrence end up together as well. 
so,  i spoiled the ends for you (ends because theres different love stories that make up this one story) but i left all the middle parts for each of the stories for you to read about! muahaha. 
so you gotta figure that out on your own. 
but really, brit chic lit. who isn't in to that? ;)
and trust me, theres a lot more that i left out! 

have you read JM? 
whatcha think? 

thanks for stopping by. 
have a good rest of your week! (: 


  1. Thank you - thrilled you like my books! No idea what the Beyonce reference is - sometimes my American publishers alter what I've written to make it more familiar to US readers. What did it say??
    Jill xxx

    1. this cant be real!? theres no way this is the real Jill Mansell!?
      either way, im freaking out.

      in the letter she reads from theo, it states that he went over to her new place to talk to her but he saw her at tulas having a great time dancing to all the single ladies by beyonce.
      which i guess i can see why they would choose that but i felt that it was too harsh considering that she had just decided to leave him.
      i felt it was too, for lack of better words, aaahhh!!!! it felt somewhat disrespectful to their marriage.
      i dont know maybe in reading too much in to it.
      ...but other than that little reference i LOVED the book! cant wait to get my hands on more!

  2. Oh, just found your reply! And I did write the Beyoncé line - sorry about that. Sometimes people just dance to music without thinking about the lyrics, maybe!


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