Ideal Girl by Jenny O’Brien book review

Ideal Girl

Ideal Girl is a self-published ebook by Jenny O’Brien and is available NOW.

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Set in Dublin over Christmas a story to pull at your hears strings

Advanced praise for Ideal Girl
A nice modern romance which does not rely on the ‘sexfactor’.
Writing that’s fresh and sparkling

Ideal Girl
A recent poll by dating APP Lovoo has revealed The Ideal Girlfriend – She’s a 5ft 5″ dark haired Irish nurse!’ Daily Mail, February 2014.

Student Nurse Liddy Murphy is meant to be this Ideal Girl, but up until now all the men she’s met have been frog types. Will Professor Mitch Merrien change her view or turn into another damp amphibian? It takes two countries and two men for her to find true love and heal her broken heart.

Ideal girl is the first in a series of romantic novels, which find old fashioned girls thrown into modern day settings.

All set in the fictitious Dublin hospital of St Justin’s staff not only have to cope with their stressful jobs, they also have to cope with the mire that is ‘pre- relationship hell!IMG_1234

I’d like to thank the author, Jenny O’Brien, for an arc in return for an honest review.

This is the first book I’ve read by Jenny, after reading the synopsis I was intrigued to read more.

Liddy is in her final year as a student nurse at one of the busy hospitals in Dublin.  She has suffered in the past with the men in her life and is reluctant to share her heart with anyone now.  Liddy doesn’t think of herself as ‘a catch’ but a recent poll in the Daily Mail has declared her as the Ideal Girl, much to the amusement of her work colleagues.  She’s a lovely, curvy girl with a mass of dark curls that is dedicated to her nursing especially on the brain injury wards.

Mitch Merrien is the new professor at the hospital and he literally bumps into Liddy one morning.  For the rest of the day he can’t stop thinking of this emerald eyed girl. His friend points out that Liddy is the Ideal Girl as per the poll and that he should ask her out.  Liddy is not his usual date, for starters she doesn’t have blonde hair or long legs but there is something about Liddy that Mitch can’t forget.  Mitch is a professor on the brain injury ward and he can’t help bumping into her again during ward rounds.

Liddy and Mitch soon start building up a friendship but when their friendship starts to develop into more tragedy strikes.  Can love find a way through all the heartache?

I absolutely adored this story.  It was fun, flirty, romantic, tragic, emotionally heartbreaking at times but also very heartwarming.  There is a point in the story that left my heart beating fast and I was gripped to find out the outcome from this turn in the tale.

A brilliant book I would thoroughly recommend 5/5*.

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6 thoughts on “Ideal Girl by Jenny O’Brien book review

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