My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend
by Peter Jones
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication Date: 10th October 2017
Adrian Turner, Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of feisty Public Relations Executive, Paige.
Instead, he’s a disillusioned school teacher, on suspension, after an unfortunate incident with a heavy piece of computer equipment. And somebody’s foot. And Paige? Despite being his girlfriend for the past eighteen months, she still seems to have one foot out of the door and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.
Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.
Is Paige still in love with Sebastian? Why then did she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic…
But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia – with Sebastian in the room down the hall – he realises there’s serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…
From best-selling author Peter Jones comes this hilarious romp about love, and the things people do to keep it from getting away.
5 Stars for this funny, laugh out loud story about love and commitment! Adrian is a normal, run of the mill schoolteacher living a normal, if somewhat dull life until he meets Paige at a business gala. She is vibrant, beautiful, and spontaneous. She asks him to leave with her, and for once he throws caution to the wind and agrees. What he expects to be a one-night stand turns into something more. One night turns into eighteen months, but when Ade learns the truth about her breakup with ex, Sebastian, he becomes suspicious and wonders why Paige treats their home as just a temporary stop. Is she regretting her decision to be with him? Thus, begins a hilarious journey for Ade and Paige!
I loved that this was told entirely from Ade’s POV. We get a peek inside a male’s mind regarding his relationship. OMG, his dreams were hilarious!!!! I was a fan of Ade’s from the very beginning, but I wasn’t a huge fan of Paige’s in the beginning. I thought she took advantage of Ade. As the story progressed, I came to like her when I realized what motivated her. This wasn’t just a fun rom com, but it was also a journey of self-discovery. Ade went from someone who had no confidence to someone who became very self-assured. After comparing himself to Sebastian, Paige’s ex, he realizes after spending time with him, that Sebastian isn’t nearly as perfect as he thought!
This book was not only entertaining and funny, it was also very well-written! I highly recommend if you are in the mood for a different and refreshing romantic comedy!!!
About Peter Jones
Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times.
Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing. He’s written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (a sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which – if it’s a musical – he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).
He is also the author of three and a half popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, staying slim and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.
Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.
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