I bought a new aux cable last week, which meant that I could start listening to audiobooks again. For a few weeks I held off, because the cable was dodgy, and sound was only coming out of my car speakers on the passenger side. All well and good, but unsurprisingly, I sit on the driver side, and wanted the sound to be coming out there. In any case, part of my return to audiobooking was this chick flick in a book — The Nearly-Weds, by Jane Costello. Fleeing to America, she is employed as a nanny by the moody, difficult, but devastatingly sexy, single dad Ryan. She quickly wins over his children, but her boss is more of a challenge.
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She quickly wins over his children, but her boss is more of a challenge. It is only over time that Zoe and Ryan begin to understand each other and their apparently ill-fated relationship takes on a new dimension. Get A Copy.
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I can't read it! Ria San Jose How about a movie for this? It's one awesome read! See 2 questions about The Nearly-Weds…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Nearly-Weds. Apr 23, Irena BookDustMagic rated it really liked it. I had some fun time reading this book. The story takes place in Boston where our main character Zoe goes as an English Babysit. That being said, I don't think I have to tell you it is full of funny situations and toughts.
Zoe was a great narrator and I think it would be awesome if there was movie based on this book. Who knows, maybe one day we'll have a chance to see it. Full review to come later, when I had some fun time reading this book. Full review to come later, when I'll have more time to write one.
I hope that will be by the end of the month, if not, then it will be at the beginning of May. View all 3 comments.
Jan 06, Zoe rated it really liked it. This romantic read was extremely hard to put down. The plot flowed nicely from moment to moment that I managed to finish it easily within a day due to it's short chapters which just had me thinking 'okay, just one more' constantly. I love the flirty, cheesy but romantic way Jane has wrote all the books of hers I have read so far and the embarrasing moments which brings the story back to reality instead of it being some sort of fairytale. I adored all the characters and how they were portrayed as This romantic read was extremely hard to put down.
I adored all the characters and how they were portrayed as I found them so relatable and real, I could almost compare them to many people I know which I find you can't do with an amazing amount of novels of this genre. I do have to say that I didn't give it five stars because I was fairly disappointed by the abrupt ending because even though I enjoyed for it's sense of realism I was expecting a much more romantic and bigger ending after the level of suspense I found built up thoughout the chapters.
I would definately reccomend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick, simple, girly read which can make you laugh and even cry at points but will keep you hanging in suspence if you put it down. Jul 18, Natalia rated it it was ok. The worst Costello book I read and one of the worst chick lit books To boot. It was so over the top impossibly improbably annoying I just coundnt believe my eyes. The Ryan character does not make one sense- some kind of schizophrenic dude with split personality disorder, Zoe is so angelic it made me nauseous, the kids are annoyingly perfect and adult sounding and don't even get me started on Zoe's mum who is just ridiculous hippie-gangsta-overprotective weirdest combination ever.
No more chick The worst Costello book I read and one of the worst chick lit books To boot. No more chick lit for a while. I even prefer Fiery-never ending - Cross. Time taken to read - 1 day Blurb From Amazon What's the worst thing that could happen to a blushing bride?
To somebody warm, loving, and fun - like Zoe Moore? When she finds herself jilted at the altar by her fiance Jason, Zoe knows she doesn't deserve this heartache and humiliation. Unable to face the pitying faces of her friends and family, Zoe takes drastic action: she flees to America.
Specifically, to Boston, where she takes up a post as nanny to five-year-old Ruby Miller and her little broth Time taken to read - 1 day Blurb From Amazon What's the worst thing that could happen to a blushing bride?
Specifically, to Boston, where she takes up a post as nanny to five-year-old Ruby Miller and her little brother Samuel. Ruby and Samuel have lost their mother in an accident. They may as well have lost their father, too, for Ryan Miller is so wrapped-up in his grief that he barely notices his two attention-starved children. As Zoe sets about tidying up Ruby and Sam's home, and injecting some fun back into their lives, she finds herself gaining their trust and love. At the same time, Zoe grows more and more frustrated with Ryan's bullying behaviour, and his shameful neglect.
Whatever happened to the loving man she keeps hearing about from his neighbours? Zoe can't find any sign of him. The only thing saving Zoe from despair is the small, close-knit group of British nannies who quickly befriend her. There's boisterous Trudie, man-mad but hiding a painful secret; Sloanie traveller Amber, who sports a Buddhist tattoo that, unbeknownst to her, reads 'Batteries Not Included'.
And chilly, tight-lipped Felicity, whose cut-glass voice gives little away. But will these new friends be able to save Zoe, when she discovers that the past isn't all that easy to escape, no matter how far you go? My Review Zoe is heading to America as a live in nanny after being left at the alter by her would be husband. She is devastated but ready to move on after months of silence and no explanation from her would be hubby.
She meets the employer from hell, he is dismissive, arrogant and utterly gorgeous but a nightmare to live with and the house is a dump however his two children are beautiful and well she isn't there for him anyway. Oh how Zoe made me laugh out loud reading this. You go on a roller coaster journey of laughs, tears and oh my Gods. She reminded me of Bridget Jones only more of a liability.
It isn't my usual kind of book and definitely chick lit, perfect for a holiday read or something to get you over readers block. Some of it was a bit predictable but that didn't detract from the enjoyment really although I did find myself saying really?!?!?
My first encounter with this author and I would read her again. A fun and charming read. I found Zoe character is too good too be true, it's nearly unreal for someone to be that kind-heart, incredibly patient and wise.
Working as a governess for a family with no mother and careless father, she's amazing with the kids. Although the writer de-graced her by her clumsiness and wicked wardrobe, I can't help to love her for her warm heart and beautiful soul. While Ryan Miller, the bittersoul widower is a man-whore who for his griefing and losing soul had slept with A fun and charming read.
While Ryan Miller, the bittersoul widower is a man-whore who for his griefing and losing soul had slept with every women around him. And except for his 'world-class' arse and his deep devotion for his gone wife, I just didn't find him good enough for Zoe.
Being recently broken heart and humiliated in front of the altar by her boyfriend, Zoe still couldn't help to admire her boss' good looking even when she found his attitude was so annoying as a father an employer. Although at the end he did the right things to win Zoe's heart, I didn't really swooned by his acts especially in early chapters.
But the good part of Zoe character is her right decision to put an act everytime Ryan strucked her nerve. Oh, she's very patient and calm, always tried to do her best even when her boss never thanked her for her great effort on taking care of his children and house. View all 5 comments. Oct 31, Goge rated it it was amazing.
I read a few Costello's books and this one is the best one by far.
Nearly Weds by Jane Costello (Paperback, 2009)
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But so far, the book and characters isn't as funny and enjoyable as Girl on the Run. I'm a bit disappointed. But so far, the book and characters isn't as funny and enjoyable as Girl on the Run Jane was a newspaper journalist before she became an author, working on the Liverpool Echo , the Daily Mail and the Liverpool Daily Post , where she was Editor. She continues to write for newspapers and magazines and has contributed articles to the Guardian , Marie Claire , Prima and The Times , among others. She lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three young sons. Find out more at www.
Synopsis: After being jilted at the altar by her boyfriend of seven years, Zoe Moore is on the run from her past. Falling back on her experience in early childhood development, she seeks sanctuary across the pond from Liverpool in Boston to become a live-in nanny for a young family of four with the prospect of even an all-expense-paid summer holiday in the Bermuda. Upon landing in the land of dreams, however, she learns that there has been a change in her arrangements and she now will be looking after two children, aged six and three, in Boston with their widowed father, Ryan Miller. Zoe is an instant hit with the children but warming up to daddy is another ballgame altogether. Unfortunately, the father is the heart-stopping gorgeous kind with the bite of a barracuda. As Zoe navigates a life in a new country with the help of a band of new friends other British nannies in the affluent neighborhood and their myriad of romantic prospects , she has to also deal with checking her hormones whenever Ryan is around even while fending off his attacks on her competence.
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