Summary

Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy de Courcy is marrying - because although she's his girlfriend, she definitely isn't the bride. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will her retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes?
Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can't she forget him? Grace's sister, Marnie, might have the answer but she also has issues with the past. Her family is wonderful but they can't take away memories of her first love: a certain Paddy de Courcy. What will it take for Marnie to be able to move on?
And what of the future Mrs de Courcy? Alicia is determined to be the perfect politician's wife. But does she know the real Paddy de Courcy?
Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all....
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©2008 Marian Keyes (P)2008 W F Howes Ltd
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1 out of 5 stars
By sue on 13-02-18

Irritating to listen to I’m 2 chapters in and done

Probably just not my cup of tea or caught me on a bad day, but I can’t listen any more, the story is repetitive, and so lame, the style of writing ; a kind of clipped shorthand doesn’t work with narration for me.
I’ll be returning it for a refund

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on 20-07-09

I was not amused.

Oh dear this really didn't suit me at all. What a waste of money. Bits of it were interesting - but they were few and far between. I didn't like the diary style of writing, or at least not one that needed an entry every few minutes. The Marnie story was just plain boring. Perhaps I would have enjoyed an abridged version more, but I usually enjoy long books, and normally love Marian Keyes work which I find amusing and upbeat in the main. Apart from the diary, it was hard to see where Paddy fitted in. Altogether a depressing book. Not my sort of thing sadly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Monica Raven on 07-04-10

Amazing, thoroughly brilliant.

Absolutely amazing stuff. I could hardly believe how much I enjoyed this book. The narration was lively and enjoyable (adorable accents) and the story itself was brilliant. I really do enjoy Marian Keyes' portrayal of strong, smart and yet flawed women. I think that much of her brilliance lies in her ability to pull her reader in with humour, and then deliver her sucker punch. I also liked that it was a big fat long unabridged book - totally creditworthy! :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Fiona on 16-08-13

Loved this book

Would you listen to This Charming Man again? Why?

Yes - I loved the characters and story

What was one of the most memorable moments of This Charming Man?

When Chloe turned up on Lola's doorstep

What does Caroline Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love Caroline's delivery - she brings the quirkiness to light and is able to really bring the characters to life.

Who was the most memorable character of This Charming Man and why?

Lola - hilarious

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book.

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