Where Have All the Boys Gone?
- Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
- Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-28-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Another hilarious high-concept romantic comedy from Jenny Colgan.
While Katie's glad it's not a man's world anymore, she'd be quite pleased if there were more men in it - or at least single ones, anyway.
More likely to get murdered than married, according to gleeful media reports, Katie resigns herself to the fact there's no sex in the city and heads for the hills - or the Scottish Highlands, to be precise.
Despite the fact she's never been a girl for wellies and Fairlish is in the middle of nowhere, the tiny town does have one major draw: men. Lots of them. But while Katie relishes the chance to do battle with armies of admirers, she's not reckoned on going head to head with her grumpy new boss, Harry; shadowy developers intent on destroying the beautiful countryside; and Mrs. McClockerty, the least suitable hotelier since Norman Bates.
At least there's the local eye candy to distract her, including gorgeous newshound Iain. But he is at loggerheads with Harry, and Harry despises her. Life in the country might not be one big roll in the hay, but can Katie ever turn her back on the delights of Fairlish and return to city life?
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By Katie on 06-23-18
Worth persevering with?
Despite exploring interesting themes all the way through, this was a strange one in that it took me until chapter seventeen to really get into and start enjoying the book and I was quite near the end then as well...
I particularly liked the idea of too many ladies in London for the number of 'boys' and too many gents for the number of ladies in the small Scots town where it ends up, an idea that showed much promise of entertainment, which I didn't feel was fully realised. Almost like Jenny Colgan had this great idea and then wasn't entirely sure what to do with it!
Up until chapter seventeen I found the characters were a bIt annoying at times. During chapter seventeen, when I began to like the main characters and to care what happened to them, I began to feel glad I had persevered as it did get so much better and had a satisfying ending. So although worth persevering for in the end, it was a mixed bag of a book.
By Sharron on 03-11-18
A romp in Scotland
I love Jenny Colgan but this one did not seem to work as well for me. The ending seemed rushed and the characters did not have as much depth as usual.