Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Other Side of The Story by Marian Keyes

The agent Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she’s jumped into bed with her married boss Mark… The bestseller Jojo’s sweet-natured client Lily’s first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer’s block… The unknown Gemma used to be Lily’s best friend – until Lily ‘stole’ Anton. Now she’s writing her own story – painfully and hilariously – when supershark agent Jojo stumbles across it… When their fortunes become entangled, it seems too much to hope that they’ll all find a happy ending. But maybe they’ll each discover that there’s more than one side to every story…

This was an easy and thoroughly enjoyable read. In true Marian style she never fails to disappoint.

It made me laugh out loud and want to cry as well as give both Gemma and Lily a hug at times. It was a quite down to earth story that I think many people will be able to relate to. I could see in my head the story playing out and it was like the characters were actually my friends and I knew them.

I liked how we got the characters individual stories and when intertwined they were also easy to follow. The links and characters were so believable and really easy to connect with. I found myself changing sides more than once and feeling sorry for characters that I thought I wouldn’t have actually liked.

At times I forgot I was reading a book and could easily have been sat having a coffee with my friend as part of the story and it would have just flowed and fit in. It was just an easy relaxed read that I could be a part of. I loved the fact that although it seemed like I could guess what was going to happen there was a few curveballs that meant it wasn’t quite as predictable as I initially thought.

I highly recommend this to anyone it was a fab read, thoroughly enjoyable and quite uplifting.

Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, and, most recently Angels, a Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. She is published in nineteen different languages. A collection of her journalism, called Under the Duvet, is also available in Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Thanks for your great review Sarah x

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