"Engaging relationship drama"
Thirty-seven year old American Hannah Campbell is not
really enjoying her trysts with her younger perfect male
specimen though the muscle bound stud helps her somewhat
forget her former spouse whose off traipsing somewhere like
the Amazon. Though Jeff Williams would have been the
leading model for an Ancient Rome statue, a bored Hannah
leaves him to visit Egypt. At the Pyramids, Hannah meets a
forty something mother of three teens (packed off to their
father) Leonie and the younger too tall and plain Emma
chaperoned by her obnoxious parents.
The three women become friends and when they return home to
Ireland surprisingly stay in touch with one another.
Leonie uses the personals to find dates that always end in
the toilet. Emma wants to become pregnant, but has no
success at conceiving. Hannah falls in love with a to-die-
for actor, but doubts whether she can stay the course and
commit to anything beyond a cup of coffee fling. Troubles
for the trio multiply as family members make things worse
for each one, but they have one other to lend a crying
Though the tale of female friendship has been told often
especially of late, SOMEONE LIKE YOU retains freshness due
to the lead characters. The trio feels so genuine as they
struggle with their respective situations in life
specifically with relationships outside those with their
two new pals. Though the story line oozes with much angst,
Cathy Kelly adds humor to ease the tension so that the
audience has an enjoyable female buddy novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 29, 2002