Playing James

Playing James

Rules? What rules? Plucky beat reporter Holly Colshannon has a flair for the dramatic, a nose for trouble, and the remarkable ability to smile through any indignity?though her latest assignment is about to test her mettle. Newly ?promoted? to crime reporter for the Bristol Gazette, she must shadow the unsmiling (though undeniably delicious) Detective James Sabine throug Rules? What rules? Plucky beat reporter Holly Colshannon has a flair for the dramatic, a nose for trouble, and t...

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Title:Playing James
Author:Sarah Mason
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Playing James
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Playing James Reviews

  • Anyra
    Jun 08, 2011
    A really good friend gave this to me and I tried. I really tried, but just couldn't get into this one. Maybe it's the British thing; maybe it's because I'd just read Something Borrowed which was a far, faster-paced romance. Sorry Sarah Mason. Maybe another time. ...
  • Jenger
    Aug 09, 2008
    One of my early Brit Chick Lit reads. Thoroughly enjoyed it and had a good laugh especially towards the end when Holly's mistaken for a homeless person as well as her many visits to Casualty. I also loved the vile fruits & vegetables profanity in lieu of curse words - in order to c...
  • Courtney
    Aug 04, 2011
    I love reading this book. I found it when I was perusing the shelves at the library and the story stuck with me so much that a few years later I had to purchase a copy. Many a rainy day has been spent with me on the couch reading Playing James. It is a fun, sassy read. It is one of...
  • Hobby
    Dec 23, 2014
    So funny and hillarious !!! Re-reading it still got me laughing the chemistry between Holly and James (^_^) more about this book, just check my complete review at here : ( http://lemarihobbybuku.blogspot.com/2... ) ...
  • Stephanie
    Jan 10, 2011
    Playing James by Sarah Mason was hilarious. Holly was one of the most funny characters I've ever met. After single-handedly donating a seeing eye dog and part of another one due to her language, Holly decides that something else should be put in place. So instead of using the tradition...
  • Leah
    Aug 30, 2009
    Holly Colshannon is a young journalist who thinks her career is about to take a terminal nosedive when she is moved from covering ?pet deaths? for her local Bristol paper and made Crime Correspondent ? a poisoned chalice if ever there was one. However, a brilliant idea from th...
  • Lulu Herdina
    Sep 02, 2009
    at first, i never like read chicklit stuff.. and this book made it (i liked it so much..) cheesy but cute love story.. and i started to become sarah mason's fans.. ...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    Oct 12, 2010
    Um, definitely have never had a book start off quite like this, best friend of lead female character has a condom stuck, well, um, where condoms go. I love how Holly gives her car a name. I do to and don't understand why people think it is weird. (My car's name is Essie by the way) S...
  • Melinda Elizabeth
    Mar 05, 2013
    this is being made into a rom com, right? Or has it already been done? It's one of those books that was made to be a film, with some upbeat, annoyingly smiley type blonde in the lead role and a grouchy somewhat unshaven leading man as the love interest. It had a touch of shopaholic...
  • Amanda
    Jul 16, 2010
    I'm frankly amazed at the relatively high reviews this book has received from other reviewers. As a piece of chick lit, it was frothy, hugely contrived, tried too hard to be humourous and won't be remembered past the last page. Holly Colshannon is a two dimensional journalist for a ...
  • Jen
    Nov 30, 2010
    Yet another chick-lit I can't seem to read. I know they say to open up with a bang, but extracting a condom from a best friend's nether-regions? Over the phone?! No way will I continue to read past this stupid little scene! ...
  • Lyndsay
    Dec 04, 2011
    I found the story to be utterly delightfull. I would catch myself laughing out loud. There is a particular scene where she is involved in an accident with her foot, a wine bottle, a hen party, and an emergency room. How it ends (view spoiler)[ The night before James is to be married...
  • Emma
    Sep 19, 2012
    I only made it to page 28 and then I had to stop due to the mass number of exclamation points. It was starting to hurt reading and anticipating them. Just far too many. ...
  • Sandy H
    Apr 25, 2011
    I downloaded Playing James to my Kindle when I was in dire need of mindless fluff. That's about what I got--and it wasn't even particularly memorably mindless fluff. Some beach reading romances at least have fun characters or catchy dialogue or something that will once in awhile come t...
  • Annie
    Apr 05, 2013
    I debated between giving this 2 or 3 stars. Truthfully, I was so ecstatic to read it, but it was wholly disappointing. I don't think I'll ever read another book by her again. For the most part, it was predicable yet erratic... The ending just came abruptly. And there was no real explan...
  • Farah
    May 07, 2013
    The pacing of this book is awful! They spent so much time on the cases, the narration for which felt completely repetitive and didn't really further the relationship between James and Holly, and then the author remembered after 97% of the book was over that she forgot to throw in the r...
  • Estelle
    Apr 03, 2012
    I picked up this book with a need for some feel-good books after digesting a pretty intense and big book. This book did the trick, splendidly i would say. The book started off with a bang. It was funny and i got into the book really quickly. I would have never imagined such outland...
  • Karen
    May 23, 2014
    I am giving this 3.5 stars. This is a cute fun book that would be a great romantic comedy movie. Holly is a reporter who gets a chance to be the paper crime reporter & gets assigned to follow a rugged good looking detective on his job. Looking for a fun read one weekend that is not...
  • Sx
    Dec 19, 2012
    This book was exactly how I love my chick-lits - funny, quirky and with lots of heart. We're first introduced to Holly Colshannon as she calls the casualty department on behalf of her friend who has a....situation. She makes plenty of later appearances in the ER throughout the book...
  • Alyanna
    Oct 10, 2012
    terrible, worst romcom/mystery book ever. it's like the author knows what she wants to happen but she doesn't know HOW to make it happen. ...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 23, 2019
    I loved the humor in this book! The characters were absurd, definitely over the top, and just fun to read about. I particularly liked Holly, the mc, who always had something funny to say or do. I do agree with other reviews about this book regarding the love story. It felt extremely ru...
  • Hadia Siddiqui
    Oct 12, 2013
    Fun, sarcasm, adventure, romance and anything a reader can ask for..... Playing James has it all... I started this book and I just couldn't keep it down. The way Sarah Mason presents the story, as a reader I felt living the character of Holly. I actually giggled with her and made fa...
  • Jennifer Bernard
    Aug 25, 2013
    Our dear Holly is a reporter without a good story.. she is the youngest reporter at her office and therefore is given the dirt job.. to be the crime reporter and to trail after the hot Detective James Sabine. The klutzy heroine kinda grows on you as you keep reading the book and the...
  • Debbie
    Jul 04, 2018
    UGH!! I don't like writing bad reviews, but I just felt dumb finishing this book. I love British chic lit, but this was just too over the top for me. I couldn't get into the main character, she was just too overwhelming at times with her constant clumsiness, and the self-recrimination....
  • Alida Arabelle
    Dec 12, 2015
    SPOILERS:.............................................. I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. IT WAS SO FASCINATING. ALL THE CASES AND THEIR ROMANCE. THEN CAME ALL THE JAMES GIRLS. AND HOLLY AND HER JOKES. IT WAS SUCH A LIGHT HEADED BOOK SO HILARIOUS, I LOVED IT.ALL THE JOKES SO SERIOUSLY GENUINE...
  • PrettyFlamingo
    Jun 21, 2017
    I read High Society by this author some years ago now and liked it so much I kept it to read again. I think what I liked about that book was the Cornish setting, and I did think this one would feature that but I was to be disappointed ............. though I did think it a very funny ca...
  • Nurul Kamilah
    Aug 20, 2014
    the first chick-lit book that i've ever read. now i need more chick-lit....!!! Love this book! ...
  • Susanne
    Jan 28, 2019
    I found this book because I would like to read a romance similar to Bridget Jones. This book was recommended on a blog to be exactly that. However, I don't find it funny nor relatable in any way. Unfortunately, it has many toxic elements such as downplaying homophobia, sexism, fat-sham...
  • Salma
    Dec 05, 2015
    A very light and nice chic lit .. I love it it made me laugh and feel all the feels with holly .. I love that there was a lot of things to reveal until the very end of the book. Sadly i want more of "Homes" the last chapter was just not enough ...
  • K3in
    Nov 02, 2018
    This book had me laughing out really loudly every few minutes. So much so that my mom came into my room and demanded to know what exactly I was doing. The book has been written in single point of view- the heroine Holly's. Holly is a cute clutz one can stop from falling in love with....