Wednesday 11 January 2017

Review - Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
Publisher:  Bloomsbury 
Release date: 9 February 2017 
Rating:  *** and a half 
Back cover blurb: Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up. When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan's world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly manoeuvring on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all. A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rogoff s novel is for anyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.

Jonathan Trefoil is a floundering individual. He is stuck in a life that he seems to have little or no control over. One minute he’s at college, causally dating. The next he’s living in New York City working at a marketing company, in charge of his brother’s dogs whilst he is working in Dubai.

Oh, and his girlfriend is seemingly now his fiancée.

Jonathan has issues with working at Comrade, it is mind-numbingly boring and he would much prefer to be exploring his creative side and writing/drawing graphic novels. Whilst Julie is living away from New York, Jonathan’s life is mundane, but stress free. He goes to work, walks the dogs, designs his novels, and repeat...

When Julie arrives in town with a new job, it quickly becomes clear that Jonathan’s life is a lot more hectic with her in it. And now she’s saying that she wants to get married. He doesn’t need to worry about a thing through because the magazine she’s working on will pay for it...

But Jonathan although he loves Julie, really isn’t sure about marriage.

How can he tell her without breaking her heart?

Jonathan unleashed is a novel full of some wonderful quirky characters, and is a great quick read. Perfect for this chilly winter nights where you need a little warmth...

Jonathan Unleashed is available from 9 February 2017.
You can pre-order it now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to and the publishers who sent me an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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