Monday, April 25, 2011
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes
Tara, Katherine and Fintan are best friends since they were teenagers in the days of legwarmers, pink stretch jeans and Duran Duran. Now in their early thirties, they’re living in London but so far only Fintan has managed to find true love.
Tara, stuck in a dead-end relationship, believes that when you’re in the Last Chance Saloon, even a man who keeps his change in a little-old-ladies’ purse is better than no man at all.
Katherine wouldn’t agree. Living a life of calm, the only relationship she wants is with her remote control. Never mind that gorgeous Joe Roth, the new boy at work has offered to help her change the channels.
But when you’re not up for change yourself, life has a way of changing for you. And fate, disguised first as an illness, then as a good-looking, dangerous, out-of-work actor called Lorcan, steps in to alter all their lives in wholly unexpected ways.
Today, I pay tribute to Last Chance Saloon. It is the first book by Marian Keyes that I read almost 10 years ago and with Last Chance Saloon, it was the start of a whole new adventure for the Purple Queen Fairy in discovering the quaint and delightful world and words of Marian Keyes. :)
This is a story focusing on three best friends - Tara, Katherine and Fintan. They are as different as day and night and yet, managed to stay best friends since younger days in a small town in Ireland. They are now all grown up and in London and the story started with Tara’s birthday celebration with her friends. Tara thinks that she’s can’t get a man at this age, that she’s at the last chance saloon and settles for someone who totally do not treat her respectfully and she’s blinded to someone from work who could be the one for her. Katherine is haunted by a past relationship when she let her guard down and now she’s not able to trust men and she makes sure she is in control of every aspects of her life now. Fintan is the only one who seems to have things under control but under control is not what he is going through at the moment.
Enters Lorcan who thinks he’s God’s gift to women and you are guarantee a wonderful and delightful read that will have you bursting out laughing one minute and giggling the next.
Have fun with Last Chance Saloon.