Perfect Timing Review

TITLE: Perfect Timing
AUTHOR: Jill Mansell
PUB DATE: November 1, 2009

When you meet the man of your dreams on girls night out, it’s hardly Perfect Timing.

In this fresh and funny contemporary romance by bestselling author Jill Mansell, Poppy Dunbar’s whole life gets turned upside down after a chance encounter with a handsome stranger.

Never a troublemaker, Poppy had always been content with the way things were supposed to be done—which included marrying predictable Rob McBride. But that was before she met Tom Kennedy the night before her wedding. Could she really be falling in love with a stranger?

Unable to forget Tom, or go through with the wedding, Poppy runs off to London. Her new life and colorful friends are anything but predictable. Misunderstandings, family secrets, and jealous quarrels ensue, but can Poppy stop running long enough to figure out what—or, rather, who—is in her heart?


This has been my fourth Jill Mansell book that I have read and I have enjoyed them all. Each one is different from the last. I am really happy to have discovered her books. Thank You Danielle from Source Books for introducing her to me.

Perfect Timing is the newest one to hit the US market.

Perfect Timing begins with Poppy out on her hen night (bachorlette party) the night before her wedding. Not wanting to have a hangover for her wedding she becomes the designated driver of the evening.

One point in the evening she decides to step outside to get some air and even though she is sober she manages to fall down the stairs. A handsome guy comes to her rescue. He helps her to the bench and offers to check her foot to see if there is any damage. Talking with this guy she realizes she is nervous around him. She is feeling something she has never felt for her fiancee. Right on cue, not Perfect Timing her friends show up and help her back inside.

She tells him how she feels and he admits he feels the same way and asks her to meet him at a near by restaurant and that he will wait for her and if she doesn’t show up then he will understand. One the way home after all the girls have been dropped off she does go to the restaurant but will she go in?

This chance meeting triggers a domino effect to Poppy’s life. This one evening will change the course of life for Poppy will be it a good thing or a bag thing?

Having thought about the evenings events Poppy realizes she can’t go through with the wedding and tells her fiancee. You can only image what will happen and how he will take it. He is devastated and hurt and tells Poppy that her father really isn’t her biological father.

With this new knowledge Poppy decided to head to London to get away from her fiancee, his family and in search of her father. She makes London her home. In London she encounters all kinds of characters who become a part of her life.

I envied Poppy because once she was in London things seemed to fall into place for her and it all seemed like being at that right place at the right time.

This book was provided for review by Danielle from Source Books. Thanks to Danielle for sending me an ARC of the book.

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