Book Title: The Truth About this Charming Man
Author: Peter Jones
Published: March 2016
Category: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I’m a huge fan of the author’s self-help books, so it was a refreshing change to read his fiction work.
I normally avoid romance novels in general but in The Truth About This Charming Man, the emotional elements run seamlessly alongside the twists and turns of the story. I was totally hooked from the start when we are introduced to William Lewis, ‘Will’ to his friends, and Zlata Ruzencova, his outlandish Czech agent.
I adore Zlata; she is someone you would love to have in your inner circle of friends, and I loved the repetition of ‘I know what I mean’ as she misinterprets many an English phrase. The relationship between her and Will is well developed.
There are many characters in this book, but they all have an important role to play and are wonderfully unique. I loved to loathe Michael Richmond, sympathised entirely with Rachel, and totally fell in love with DJ, Ray and Kate.
I wasn’t very far into reading this book when certain plot lines seemed to be getting wrapped up. I wondered what could happen when everything was so organised, then BAM – a twist to the tale! These twists just kept coming, every time I thought I’d worked it out, there was another revelation and the pace increased.
This is one of those books that keeps you guessing until the very end. It’s not overly romantic and has plenty of action. It’s also highly amusing in parts. Would recommend.
I reviewed The Truth About This Charming Man as part of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team #RBRT
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All William Lewis ever wanted in life, was to be an actor.
That is until he met Rachel.
Beautiful. Beguiling. Sharp as a tack. Rachel’s almost as appealing as a life in theatre. Unfortunate then that she happens to be married. To cut-throat venture capitalist Michael Richmond. So that’s the end of that.
Or is it?
Although Will’s never actually been on stage, or immortalised in celluloid, or appeared in a TV commercial, he’s still made a reasonable living out of pretending to be people he’s not. So when two of his ‘roles’ collide – seemingly by complete coincidence – well, maybe there’s a way he can be with Rachel after all…
From best-selling author Peter Jones comes this hilarious romp about love, truth, deception, and the spaces in-between.