Jane was a sweet, funny, chubby seven-year-old, desperately seeking love from her self-obsessed mother, Vivienne, and a father who was wrapped up in a new life with his beautiful young girlfriend. Jane’s only friend was handsome, funny, thirty-something Michael. He was different; no-one else could see him, or believe he existed beyond the realms of Jane’s very creative imagination. The pair would talk from morning until night. As Jane grew older, though, the time came for Michael to leave Jane’s side…
I love stories and movies that are set in New York and I loved this book, so much so I got through it in a weekend which is pretty good going for me.
Of course, it’s not a realistic plot, it’s about a guardian angel/imaginary friend who becomes real so don’t expect it to be more than a slushy romance novel with a twist. Quite an unusual story line I believe for James Patterson who is probably best known for his crime thrillers. Am also not quite sure how it works with the 2 authors – who wrote which parts etc, but I guess we don’t really need to worry about that so much.
Is it a little odd that Jane’s imaginary friend is in his thirties? Yes. Do we mind this and think anything untoward? No. I was just pleased for her that she had someone to be there for her as her parents weren’t exactly around for her. I did have a tear in my eye when Jane and Vivienne made their peace…that was really lovely. It also reminded me alot of the movieCity of Angels, a film which I love too.
Read this if you like romance or are a James Patterson fan or just need a little break from reality for a short while. I want to spend my Sunday afternoons at the St Regis and Tiffany’s too 🙂