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Kat's Review of This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell

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5134opaoflL Synopsis: 

On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...

On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...

And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with...

Kat's Rating: 5/5

Kat's Review: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jill Mansell and always have done. The fact that she is still churning out amazing books after 25 years as an Author amazes me, but just shows how truly talented she is. This book has an absolute corker of an opening. Essie is finally settled and living with her boyfriend Paul, when one evening her friend Scarlett visits and they both have a few too many wines. The next morning she is horrified to realise that she has unwittingly sent a round robin email to everybody in her contacts including Paul's mother. Before she knows it, Essie is homeless, jobless and in desperate need of a place to stay...enter Zillah, quite possibly one of my favourite characters Jill Mansell has ever created. 

Zillah is an elderly yet glamorous woman living in the very upmarket Percival Square in Bath. One thing leads to another and before long Essie lands firmly on her feet when Zillah offers her a room to rent in her own home. Zillah is a gregarious and very lovable character, she is fiercely independent and has that twinkle in her eye meaning she is incredibly popular. Also living with Zillah is Conor who has his own story for ending up in Percival Square. When Essie gets a job working at the bar over the road she is thrilled, that is until she meets the owner of the bar Lucas...he is the root of all her problems. 

I devoured this book and absolutely loved it. The characters, storyline, absolutely everything worked perfectly and delivered a heartwarming and thoroughly enjoyable book. I would recommend all of Jill Mansell's books as they never fail to disappoint, but this one...well it seems a little bit extra special and one that you really should read! 

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