When Jenny was 13 years old, she made a list of how her life was going to be, including that she would be married by the time she was 31. So on her 31st birthday, she is looking forward to her boyfriend finally proposing. Except that he doesn’t. Heartbroken, Jenny flies to Las Vegas with her best friend, Isla, and spends the night getting drunk. Next morning she wakes up in someone else’s bed, but she doesn’t remember the night before so she runs away, back to London where her boyfriend promptly proposes.
She accepts but her happiness doesn’t last long when Jackson turns up at her office. Because it is not true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and it seems that Jenny married Jackson during her wild night there. Jackson promises to give her a divorce if in exchange she spends a week with him exploring London.
The characters are likable and relatable and I especially liked Jenny’s best friend, Isla, who is blunt and knows how to have fun. Because of her childhood problems, Jenny follows her list and is afraid to do anything out of the ordinary until she meets Jackson, who teaches her that it is good to live your life without a plan. The novel also includes a nice tour of London as Jenny and Jackson explore the city together. It’s a great romantic comedy, full of funny scenes and witty dialogues. (NP)
Marrying a stranger in Vegas was not part of the plan in Melissa Pimentel's latest novel, Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future. The summary says: "Jenny Sparrow can tell you her future:
1. Meet soulmate at 25
2. Move in with him
3. Marry him this year ...
According to the plan Jenny made at thirteen, it's time for her to get married. But when her boyfriend proposes a break instead of a wedding, a girls' weekend in Vegas is the only solution... Until she wakes up in a stranger's bed, and discovers that this is the year she gets married - to the wrong man!
Jenny wants a divorce, now. But as she gets to know her infuriating, accidental husband, it all goes awry. Her plan was to marry her soulmate... But what if she already has?" Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future is out in July 2017.