Friday, 12 August 2016

Talking to Addison - Jenny Colgan

The story opens with the modern-day heroine Holly trapped in the flatshare from hell with members of "Scary Clean Freaks Incorporated", ruled by the obnoxious Carol who "dispensed ... Robert de Niro-to-doomed gangster stares". Even when Holly escapes the suburban inquisition, life still isn't a bed of roses: she's an unemployed florist, in love with a recluse and she's being bullied. She's in good company though when she moves in with a bunch of equally maladjusted misfits: Josh, a terminally nice boy, has issues; Kate, the high-flying and no-nonsense career girl, wilts every time a married man comes along and then there's Addison--the drop-dead-gorgeous lodger ("Johnny Depp in geek form")--who never leaves his room, already has a girlfriend (albeit over the Internet) and is a certified Trekkie fan. 

My thoughts:
I liked it at first, but the last 100 pages were brutal. It just got weird and all wtf.

I liked Holly at first, but in the end..no. F no. She is flaky. She gets new roommates and falls in love with the nerd who does not talk. He has a girlfriend online, but does she care. No, because she knows better. He should be with her, even if he does not want to. She lies. She meets this great guy, but she is all in love with Addison, and trust me, she will still get a HEA: But in the end I did no think she deserved one.

I just wish those last 100 pages had not happened, it was some sort of trippy dream, it just went from a silly book to is everyone crazy? 

Also there is this one thing that happens, and most just laugh it off, but honestly, you could put someone in jail over that!

Conclusion:
It went from good to bad. So ok then

Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2001)
Chic-lit
Own

48 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the review. I think I'll skip this one.

Joyousreads said...

Ugh. Hate it when a good book takes a turn for the worst. Bah.

Nick said...

Oh woah! I want to know exactly what happened in the last 100 pages now. What a shame though because the rest of the story sounded good.

Jenny said...

I hate it when this happens! A book starts strong, rolls along well, and then deteriorates in the end and leaves you wondering what just happened.

Unknown said...

I can't stand flaky protagonists, so this one is definitely a no-go for me. Sorry the last chunk was so awful!

Anachronist said...

Books with bad endings should be shot. The survivors should be shot again.

Hani said...

Sad to know it wasn't worth it! :(
Haniya
booknauthors.blogspot.com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I don't think this one is for me. You not actually wanting them to have an HEA speaks volumes to me.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I just reviewed a book by this author. I liked it okay, but I don't think I am going to read more of her.

Keertana said...

I hate when a book is going so well and then the ending totally ruins it. I'm sorry this disappointed you but I hope your next read is better!

Mary Kirkland said...

Sounds a bit disjointed and all over the place.

Chris said...

Friday!!!!!!!!

Blodeuedd said...

Oh yes, do not read it

Blodeuedd said...

It was so weird freaking acid trip there at the end

Blodeuedd said...

It was bad before that then, but then it just sucked

Blodeuedd said...

So freaking bad, so bad

Blodeuedd said...

Beyond awful

Blodeuedd said...

LOL

Blodeuedd said...

Sad indeed

Blodeuedd said...

She SO do NOT deserve a HEA

Blodeuedd said...

I did like another one I read by her, a much later one

Blodeuedd said...

Such a weird book

Blodeuedd said...

Oh yes

Kathryn T said...

Sounds too chicky lit for me, skipping right by it!

Karen said...

I felt that way about another one of her books.

Karen @For What It's Worth

Yvonne said...

Awww...I'm sorry it didn't end on a good note. I've been wanting to read this author.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Aw man I wish I knew more about the details! I want to know what happened in those 100 pages that ruined everything, because the synopsis of this book does sound kinda fun, even if it's totally wacky.

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh bummer :(

Blodeuedd said...

Thank you god!

Melliane said...

too bad that it changed like that

Jen Twimom said...

Thanks for the review. I'll pass on this one!

The Bookworm said...

That's too bad, the cover is cute. I don't like flaky characters.

Lover Of Romance said...

oh I so hate it when the ending of a book goes south---its torture for book lovers.

Blodeuedd said...

It was not even chic-lit, that should be fun, this was just stupid

Blodeuedd said...

Weird ones

Blodeuedd said...

She has much better ones

Blodeuedd said...

It was an acid trip, what was the author thinking

Blodeuedd said...

:/

Blodeuedd said...

Not that good to begin with

Blodeuedd said...

Yes do

Blodeuedd said...

Such a bad book

Blodeuedd said...

I did dislike her from the getgo, so no big losss

Carole Rae said...

Never met a Holly I could stand. LOLLLLL ;D Thanks for sharing!

Blodeuedd said...

LOL!

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

It always sucks when a story that is okay ends on a bad note. Sorry this one wasn't better for you.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Blodeuedd said...

Such a bad book

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sounds like it went overboard. Bummer.

Blodeuedd said...

Totally!

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