Title: Staying at Daisy’s
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Summer Romance – Contemporary
How I Got It: Borrowed from the library
Love and laughter prevail in this charming chick lit romp. Daisy MacLean is the manager of Colworth Manor, a beautiful county hotel. In the year since her cheating husband was killed in a car accident, she’s been purposefully single. She doesn’t trust handsome and charming men, so former rugby star Dev Tyzack clearly doesn’t stand a chance with her, and the two initially grate on each other—but they can’t deny their increasing attraction. Unfortunately, Daisy’s past is getting in the way of her future, in more ways than one. With a madcap crew of characters, including unlucky-in-love chambermaid Tara and Daisy’s gregarious father, this screwball romantic comedy piles on the humor and humanity for a clever, absorbing, and very enjoyable read.
I have finally found a contemporary romance author that I love! Mansell has all he beautiful zany characters and storylines that keep me entertained. Sure, sometimes they’re predictable, but they’re still fun to read. I haven’t come across a main character that I hate. I love all of them. They’re all so much fun. (Wow I think I’m done saying fun, but it’s all true).
A definite must read for fans of smart romance and good characters. I want to live in one of Mansell’s novels!