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Libros en pareja: Josie Lloyd y Emlyn Rees

marzo 23, 2010

Tarde o temprano tenía que llegar la conjunción de la chick lit y la lad lit, cómo no, de la mano de una pareja real que explora diferentes aspectos de las relaciones, desde los inicios pasando por el matrimonio y la paternidad.

Come together

Amy, a worn-out twenty-something on a B-road to nowhere, sitting at a set of traffic lights at Sex Corner that have been stuck on red for six months, and merrily kidding herself that the slowest route with the greatest number of hurdles will eventually make her happy, meets Jack.

Also single, Jack lives his life as if on the outside lane of a motorway driving a Porsche, living fast and playing hard, occasionally taking a slip road to Shag Town where he can be guaranteed a different woman at every exit, zooming off into the sunset as soon as he has finished and neatly avoiding commitment as he puts his foot to the floor and accelerates to the next junction.

A witty, shrewd and ultimately highly entertaining novel, Come Together takes a new route over traditional terrain, seeping into the psyche of one man and one woman as they take their first tentative steps towards coupledom. As Lloyd and Rees deftly switch from his point of view to hers, the reader eavesdrops on two different takes of the same situation, highlighting those all important differences between the complicated mating rituals of the male and female of the species.

Guaranteed to cause arguments over a pint, this light, enjoyable novel adds a new twist to the Bridget Jones phenomena, taking the “woman in search of a meaningful relationship” one step further, in a refreshingly different take on a familiar theme.

Come again

Friends. You can’t live with them – and you can’t live without them. Or so Matt is discovering. His best mate is getting married, leaving him high and dry. No flat-mate – and no girlfriend. Then he remembers Helen (H to her friends). H has no life outside her brilliant career – and all her best friend Amy wants to talk about her wedding. Which suits Stringer, because catering the wedding is his first real chance to prove himself. The last thing he needs is to fall for one of the bride’s friends, Susie, particularly because she’s sworn off men while she sorts out her life -Friendship, commitment, work, lust and loyalty all come under the spotlight as Matt, H, Stringer and Susie hurtle towards the big day.

The Seven Year Itch

Meet Jack. Dadness – Women have a sixth sense for it. To them, you’re like an old bull in a field at the side of the motorway, harmlessly chewing the cud, watching the world race by, nothing like the wild buffalo stock from which you came. And that’s how it should be, of course, after seven years of marriage to the woman you love. But, lately, as I’ve looked around, all I’ve seen is temptation. From random women in the pub, to my foxy new boss …they’ve left me doubting whether I’ve really been put out to pasture at all…Meet Amy. Motherhood, I’ve discovered, is the great leveller. I could be a celebrated fashion designer (instead of the finding, cleaning, bum-wiping domestic robot I’ve become), but having kids automatically makes me the same as all the other mums in ‘The Coven’ up the park. And being ‘the same’ makes me want to do something terribly rash – like rediscover the impulsive person I used to be. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jack and our son, but everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than me – and so much more sex…The pressure’s on. Can they resist “The Seven Year Itch”? Can you? And if one of them cracks? Will it be Amy or Jack? It’s time to find out…

Precio de los 3 libros: 14€

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Lisa Jewell, Vince & Joy

Remember falling in love for the first time? Remember thinking, This is The One? Remember life getting in the way? From adolescent snogging to apartment shares, relationships, career crises, and children, Vince & Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined.

Back in the 1980s, teenagers Vince and Joy met, fell desperately in love, and never quite said good-bye. Now nearly twenty years later they’ve both begun to ask themselves if that long-ago romance was the enduring love that they’ve been searching for.


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