While I have never read a Jill Mansell novel before, I have
heard of her.
DONT WANT TO MISS A THING is a perfect place to discover
Yates lives in London and is a man with no ties to anyone or
loves the ladies, his money, and parties like a rock star.
Until the day
his sister dies unexpectedly. She has left Dexter in charge
of her eight
month old daughter Delphi. Now what is Dex going to do? How
possible take care of a baby? He loves Delphi like crazy but
how can he
possibly do this? He decides to leave his job and the city
move to the country.
He moves to a quiet village in the country called Briarwood.
meets his next door neighbor, Molly who is very quirky and
first time they meet, she throws a fish over the fence into
not realizing someone lives there. Despite that, there is
connection between them but Molly chooses to ignore it as
she has no
desire to get played by a player. She knows all about Dex's
life and the
way he goes from woman to woman without a care in the world
or who he
hurts. Well, Molly isn't going to give him the chance to
hurt her. She tells
them they will be neighbors and friends and nothing more.
This is where
the fun begins! Molly has been looking for Mr. Right but
hasn't been able to
find him yet. Dex is, in her mind, not it either. But as
the story goes on,
she begins to wonder if Mr. Right has been living next door
to her all this
DONT WANT TO MISS A THING isn't only about Dex and Molly.
It is about
the whole village. There are at least two other love
interests going on
during the whole story and my favorite part of the story had
nothing to do
with Dex and Molly. Molly is brilliant and she will have
you laughing out
loud as you frantically flip through the pages. The banter
between her and
Dex is hysterical. You wonder, how can two smart people be
so blind to
their feelings. By the end DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING, I
found myself wanting to move to
Briarwood and hang out with Dex and Molly and all the rest
of the village. I
really enjoyed this quick read and can't wait to read more
of Jill Mansell's books.
Dexter Yates leads a charmed existence in London, with
money, looks, and girlfriends galore. Life's fantastic until
Dex's sister dies and his world changes overnight.
Astonishing everyone, including himself, Dex leaves the city
behind, takes charge of his eight-month-old niece Delphi,
moves to a beautiful Cotswolds village, and sets about
working on his parenting skills. His neighbors, including
cartoonist Molly Hayes, seem friendly enoughâ€”but Dex can't
shake the notion that he's missing something important.