Title: Perfect Timing
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks 2009
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Summer Romance – Contemporary
How I Got It: borrowed from library
It’s the night before her wedding when Poppy Dunbar meets Tom. he is tall, dark, and handsome with a quirky smile, and Poppy can’t shake the feeling she’s known him all her life. She can’t go through with the meeting they arrange… but she can’t go through with the wedding anymore either.
Suddenly notorious as “The Girl Who Jilted Rob McBride,” Poppy leaves for London and a fresh start. Soon she’s installed in the bohemian household of Caspar French, a ravishingly good-looking young artist with a reputation for breaking hearts. But even in her new home and new life, Poppy can’t get Tom off her mind. Until she’s tracked him down, she’ll never know if their meeting was destiny, or if it was just a matter of timing…
OMG!!! I finally found a contemporary romance that I absolutely adored. Everything about it was great! The characters are amazing. Poppy is horribly lost (just like how I feel sometimes). Caspar is the perfect lothario. Claudia is a down-right bitch. Jake is the nerdy little boy lost. And Tom is the perfect Prince Charming. But of course, not everyone is who they seem. All the characters have such chemistry. I couldn’t wait to read the whole thing. Even the perfect happy ending didn’t bother me. I loved how the characters got to their happily-ever-afters. The journey was the book. And it was great. Very inventive. Not full of clichés like most contemporary romance. I didn’t feel like I was reading a recycled story. I was reading a real story, full of faulty people.
I won’t run the ending. You’ll just have to pick it up and read for yourself. I will definitely be reading more from this author. I finally, finally, finally, found some great contemporary romance. I’m not giving up on this author!