Sep 25, 2020
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Posted by Sarra Manning

Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules and the number one rule is that good natured fat girls like her don t get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve s heart since university But William s been in LA for three years, and Neve s been slimming down and re inventing herself so that when he returns, he ll fall head over heels in love with the new,Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules and the number one rule is that good natured fat girls like her don t get guys like gorgeous, handsome William, heir to Neve s heart since university But William s been in LA for three years, and Neve s been slimming down and re inventing herself so that when he returns, he ll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her.So she s not that interested in other men Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she s an experienced love goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she d better get some, well, experience.What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia s colleague Max Wicked, shallow, sexy Max And since he s such a man slut, and so not Neve s type, she certainly won t fall for him Because William is the man for her right

  • Title: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  • Author: Sarra Manning
  • ISBN: 9780552163293
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • You Don t Have to Say You Love Me Sweet bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules and the number one rule is that good natured fat girls like her don t get guys like gorgeous handsome William heir to Neve s heart since universi

    Lisa Jayne

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    Christy

    5 Pancake stars It s been a long time since I ve read a sweet romantic book that I just fell in love with Every minute I listened, I smiled There was nothing I didn t love The perfect light chick lit book I read so many heavy books, lots of tears and intensity, and I love those types, but every once in a while a book like this is invaluable Neve is the total package Oxford graduate, smart, gorgeous, funny and sweet But she s still single She has been her entire life After losing half of her body [...]


    Mo

    LOVE, love, LOVED IT First time reading this author but it sure will not be the last A character I can relate to Neve is Fat, or so she thinks she is but she has been losing weight She works in Archives, down in a dark, dank room Max is sexy, popular, good looking He works for a Fashion magazine Neve needs some experience in the love department as her one true love is returning from the States and she wants to be perfect for him So Max and Neevy start a relationship A Pancake relationship don t [...]


    Jen

    Don t you get it, Neevy What you look like is just one part of who you are but it s not all you are I fell in love with Neve and Max while reading this book What started as a mortifying sexual experience quickly morphed into a cautious friendship practice relationship then real and physical love Through all of the changes these two experienced, there was never a time I didn t enjoy this story It s always witty and funny, sometimes sad and I was rooting for them both the entire time.Max was fumbl [...]


    ♥Sharon♥

    I simply adored this book You Don t Have to Say You Love Me took me by surprise and it turned out to be a real GEM of a book It was witty and so much fun to read It is that type of book that will leave you with lots of warm fuzzy feelings.Neve has so much going for her She is smart, funny, and beautiful She is a happier person now but she wasn t always happy She is making changes in her life and becoming the person she has always wanted to be.Max puzzled me a bit He is a player A guy who doesn t [...]


    Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》

    DNF 11%This just isn t working for me Characters are one dimensional and the writing style is cringeworthy.


    Anna

    I loved this book You want to know why Well first because my bestie across the pond Lisa Jayne recommended this book to me Two, I love all things Brit especially lisa so from the get go I was ready for and I quote Lisa here love love love made easy peasy lemon breezy Finally a character I can relate to Sure I trip at work all the time but there s no billionaire there to rescue this Anna Hell no My heads in the clouds but I do get a healthy dose of reality quite often So Neve in this book was jus [...]


    Beverly

    I listened to the audio of this book and was so sad to see it end Over the hours I listened I became endeared to these characters I loved Neve and Max Their love story wasn t always pretty, but it was real, and to me that makes it beautiful Thank you for recommending Lisa Jayne and Chris for gifting this fantastic audio Love you girls 3


    Carisa

    I m so happy I took a risk on this new author, what a wonderful read, what an excellent writing Everything was surprising from start to the very end, even though it was a very long book Very realistic, original dialog while the story took me through many emotions including laughing out loud at the dry British humor sprinkled through the book I loved it despite the things that usually bother me, such as no hero s point of view and the heroine with weight issues theme whining, uncertain heroines B [...]


    Chryssa

    Once upon a time, in a city far far awayere was a smart bookish girl called Neve that suffered from chronial severe cravings yeah, tell me about it , resulting in wobbly bits and curves aplenty Ok, I know this is Bridget but she is my all time favourite juicy heroine and I picture her as Neve Yes, the anorexic majority of hateful females, especially her evil sister in law, Charlotte, would call her fat And because of this, she didn t dare hope of having a man in her life.But all our little Neve [...]


    Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    I really enjoyed this story It s a lot chick lit in style than a lot of things I usually read, but I really had a good time with it I LOVED the dialogue and all of the literary references It made me flex my English degree and literary minor muscles Also, I felt really connected to Neve I too was a chubby kid that got teased for it, except my nickname was Hippo not Heave Now I never became obese and I thinned out by late middle school thanks to sports, but I definitely understand getting over th [...]


    Wendy'sThoughts

    4 Romantic, Very British, Wonderful StarsThank you Lisa Jayne for the push to this delicious story of self discovery for both main characters.It reminded me of why I love to read so much when things are done in such an entertaining way.This is a tale of a very bright girl who has been very unhappy evolving from being obese to a standard weight The hook is she is in love with a fella thinks she needs to be a size 10 in order for everything to be perfect when they finally get together He is teach [...]


    Fani *loves angst*

    The second book in the space of 5 days to keep me up until 3am Well, this week seems to be covering up for all the mediocre books I ve been reading lately In short, the premise was completely incredible two incompatible people an overweight, insecure, bookish heroine and a confident, sexy, handsome editor who s in speaking terms with everyone who s anyone starting a fake relationship as a test drive to learn how to handle a real relationship in the future , the heroine hysterical and I don t mea [...]


    Didi

    5 GLORIOUS STARS OR 10 10 I don t even know what to sayis was such an incredible read on so many levels.Aside from the fact that Neve had so many issues any woman could relate to, aside from the fact that there are lessons to be learned in accepting yourself, aside from the fact that everyone is worthy of loveAND aside from the fact that Max is clutching my heart because there are no words The most incredible, edible and fantastic man Aside from all thatis book was WOW.Neve is like many women, c [...]


    Dilek VT

    Too long 510 pages and very boring It sure has a clich plot but I thought it could be fun It wasn t After %25, all I wanted to do was to skim and scan and see the very predictable endIt may be me, not the book Perhaps, you should still try


    Katherine (Katerina K.)

    5 stars and much I wouldn t be able to express my feeling about this book even if i was talking about it for hours I LOVED THIS BOOK After finishing it i realize even how in love i am with it If i could date a book, this particular one would be my current companion Neve and Max Max and Neve How could it possibly true that two people so different would make a perfect couple Is it possible Without hesitation i say it is.Max is sexy, handsome and full with experiences Neve is sweet, bookish and o [...]


    [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥

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    Keertana

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    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog

    So I have had this book on my tbr since reading Unsticky by the same author I finally got round to it and I have to say I really liked it It was NOTHING like Unsticky which is one of my fave s this year so far so in a way I was really disappointed in that However, seeing as I am not a real fan of chick lit, I ve got to say this is the best book I ve ever read in that genre It was REAL, it was FUNNY, and I could RELATE The story was so well written I completely got the issues getting over what ha [...]


    Floripiquita

    Muy recomendable Los dos protagonistas son dos seres con muchos problemas, unos m s visibles que otros, y muy imperfectos, pero que juntos se complementan, a pesar de las muchas estupideces que pueden llegar a hacer y decir Su relaci n de amor y la descripci n de los personajes me pareci una de las m s realistas que he le do en un libro, con sus mierdas, momentos hot y otros para matarlos quererlos.


    Nafiza

    I keep saying that I don t read chicklit and I don t but when it comes to Manning, somehow I do It s just that her writing style is so engaging I may have said this before, I probably have in another review of her book and if I have, forgive me, but her writing style is akin to sitting down with a bunch of girlfriends and exchanging the most delicious gossip There s something natural, something charming about the tone in which the story is narrated that even the most fantastic circumstances beco [...]


    Jacob Proffitt

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    Karen

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS I can t believe this was a first novel 5 STARS WITHOUT A DOUBT I loved every single second Complete and utter addiction Highly recommend


    Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

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    Dee Montoya

    3.5 Sweet and Complicated Stars


    Caroline

    I read this book a little while ago and Neve s story is still present in my head Her fight against her weight, but especially against herself, hasn t left me since.When I think about Chick Lit as a genre, I usually picture a couple of blonde fashionistas going shopping and searching for love in a big city like probably most of the people who don t actually read Chick Lit So I tend to dismiss those books very easily you know, with all those pirates, dragons and werewolves books I haven t read why [...]


    Jasprit

    Manning s You Don t Have to Say You Love Me is chick lit at its best It was a book which reminded me why chick lit books were the only ones I used to devour with its funny witty characters, predictable plot ending which I didn t care about as I was having too much fun It was a book which left a smile on my face and with warm fuzzies as it was such a feel good read.Neve has known William her student advisor has always been the one, he gets her enthusiasm about literary authors and has always been [...]


    Nathaly Alvarez Jimenez

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    Makii

    Mira, la revelaci n completa, yo no estar a muy feliz si tuvieras una talla treinta y dos otra vez, pero prefiero tenerte en esa talla a no tenerte en absoluto No lo entiendes, Neevy Como luces es s lo una parte de lo que eres pero no es lo que eres Ojal , todas tuvi ramos la posibilidad de tener un Max aunque sea una vez en la vida El es absolutamente perfecto, a n cuando no lo es y tiene mil defectos, lo que solo lo hace mas atractivo.Me encant la historia, los personajes, la trama, todo.Compr [...]


    Amafle

    No tengo palabras para definir este libro, es una historia que me llego al alma, leyendo este libro record a la mujer gorda que era y que soy y de como sufr hablo del sufrimiento que producen las dietas de moda que no producen ning n resultado, o ese que sientes cuando entras a una tienda y no encuentras nada de tu talla, y mejor no hablemos de los chicos y sus sonrisas amigables y en muchos casos crueles y burlonas por ser la so adora talla grande de la familia Hace mucho no encontraba un libro [...]



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