Review- Getting Over Mr. Right by Chrissie Manby

Title: Getting Over Mr Right

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Author: Chrissie Manby

Publisher: Bantam, July 10, 2012

Source: Free for Review from Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5 (not explicit)

Description from


Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it?
If a pint of ice cream cheered you up and you were able to delete his number and start again then . . .
You’re a weirdo and this book is not for you.

But if you reacted with denial, begging, or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you’ve come to the right place. This is one woman’s journey from love to lunacy and back again. If you ever recall past heartbreaks with acute embarrassment and an urge to go into hiding, this will make you feel better. Sure, you may have sent his new girlfriend a bunch of dead roses, but did you spend a grand on psychic hot-lines and a voodoo curse?


This is a humorous book written by British author Chrissie Manby. It is chock-a-block full of British references which you may or may not “get” unless you are an Anglophile. However you will “get” the psychology of the main character, Ashleigh, as she tumbles headlong into obsession and stalking following her break-up with Michael.  Ashleigh is hell bent on getting Michael back even though all indications are that it will never, ever happen.  Manby is talented at making us very sympathetic toward Ashleigh who has actually become criminally insane…even if only temporarily.  The side characters of friends and family are supportive and at times exasperated by our protagonist.

If you are a fan of authors Emily Griffin and Sophie Kinsella then I’m certain you will enjoy this offering from Chrissie Manby.


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