Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Perfect Strangers by Robyn Sisman
Suze Wilding and Lloyd Rockwell are perfect strangers. She lives in London, he lives in New York. They know nothing about each other - until one summer they exchange jobs and homes.
Suze is impetuous, impatient and NEVER wants to get married. Lloyd is complicated, cautious and contemplating marriage to the eminently suitable Betsy. But when Suze discovers a plot at work to get rid of Lloyd, the two begin communicating long-distance and they wonder what might happen if they ever met face to face....
Perfect Strangers is the perfect book for a perfect Saturday afternoon with a cup of english tea and a couple of cookies to go with it. It is also perfect if you paired it with a sparkling wine and some grapes or cheese to nibble on. Whatever you have it with, it is just perfect for some alone time.
Suze is just the guest that you would be worried about if you are the type who keeps your house picture perfect, like Betsy. However, Suze can be extremely loyal and believe in Lloyd when no one, including Betsy and Lloyd himself would not. Lloyd is too trusting for someone in advertising and the fact that he's willing to leave his position in the hands of his assistant for two weeks' secondment in London is just too naive to believe.
One look and you would know that Perfect Strangers is a lite chick and being one, it's certainly not a book to take seriously about. Even then, it has it's moment of seriousness (although in a very light degree) and will be worth your time if you have them to spare.
So, for a cup of tea or a glass of sparklie, here's to Perfect Strangers.