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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Piano Man Project by Kat French
Published by HarperCollins UK on July 30, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Romance, General
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Finding love isn’t always black and white...
You: kind, piano-playing sex godMe: hopelessly romantic charity shop manager
Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends Nell and Tash are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man – a caring, intelligent, funny man. But most importantly, a man who’s good with his hands...
Luckily Honey’s new neighbour – moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal – fails on almost every count. Even though the chemistry between them is electric, he’s obviously wrong for her in every way.
But when Honey discovers the devastating reason for his moods she decides to give him another chance. And discovers that the best songs aren’t always in tune...
A hilarious, feel-good, sexy romantic comedy for fans of Lucy Diamond, Paige Toon and Giovanna Fletcher.
♦ The Piano Man Project initially did not grab me. It opens in a sex shop with three friends, one adventurous, one a demure mother and our main character Honey. It just seemed forced and not like real girlfriends interact. But then comes chapter two and the introduction of Honey’s new neighbor Hal. Hal makes the book. He is a delightful jerk, surly and tattooed, and just a treat. Where Honey is all blonde and light, Hal brings a sharpness that is nice to see in a summer chick lit book. Upon learning that Honey has never had a man satisfy her, her friends decide she needs to meet a piano player, as they are good with their hands. Hal is not a piano player, he is a boozy curmudgeon whit a giant chip on his shoulder. Throw in to interaction due to their proximity, you know Honey and Hal will wind up together, but the journey is still fun. I always enjoy when one of the main characters is not the typical cookie-cutter lead. The subplots involving Honey’s friends are unnecessary but the interaction with the people from Honey’s job are fantastic. This was a quick read that really helped me decompress from a crazy week.
◊ Favorite lines – from Chapter 38 “It happens that way sometimes. You meet your soulmate on your honeymoon, or your best friend brings home the love of her life and he’s actually the love of yours. The timing is off, but maybe in another place, another time, you’d have made it. It’s just the shitty way love goes sometimes.”
¤ Biggest cliché – A woman in her mid-twenties who has never orgasmed. I thought it was ridiculous in 50 Shades of Grey and I think it is nuts here. I’m sorry but a trembling naïve women is not what I’m looking for in a modern romance. She doesn’t need to be easy but she should at least know her body well enough to function.
Δ So what do you think is the ideal profession to be a great partner?