- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1613 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (22 May 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FCAW6JG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 422 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,28,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Here Come the Boys (short story) Kindle Edition
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Both Angie and Gil are such likeable charaters however when Gill is suffering from sea sickness when they dock in Malaga, Angie decides to do some shopping on her own. What she didn't bank of was not making the ship in time and being stranded. Not only that she ends up being stranded with her ex-best friend who went off and married the man she was supposed to end up with.
This story was a delight to read and as soon as I had finished I checked out whether there was a continuation of sorts andd sure enough the short story named 'Ladies Who Launch' appeared and hey Presto, my next Milly Johnson arrived on my Kindle. It's been far too long since I read this lady's books it certainly put me back in that zone! A great short read...
I’m so glad I decided to read this book - I loved it, it was amazing!! Full of wonderful, descriptive writing and I could feel myself getting more and more involved with the story. It was a unique storyline and I loved Angie and Selina - the two main characters. At the end I was left feeling that I wanted to know what happens next and was very please to find out that there is another short story - ‘Ladies Who Launch’ that carries on with the story!!
We meet Angie as she is about to go on a cruise with her husband, although she loves him, she can't help seeing her first love Zander through rose tinted glasses, as he was stolen from her by her then best friend Selina.
Milly has a mix of wonderful characters in this short story and you get to know a little bit about them all even down to the annoying couple you always manage to meet on holiday and I'm so glad he was told where to get off. Angie accidentally misses the boat in Malaga and unbeknownst to her so has Selina, the story follows their journey, not only back to the ship but to discoveries about each other and their friendship. This is a lovely heartwarming story, as sometimes this grass isn't always greener on the other side.
I found this a thoroughly feel good read and was sad but also happy when it ended, as I said before would love a longer version of this book. I can't wait to start the next book of Milly's The Teashop on the Corner.
For anybody who has ever missed a plane, train, or a boat, or fallen out with good friends and then not made up with them, and cannot really understand why you never did, this is worth reading. This is also a story about at last having some time to yourself after having done everything that was expected of you for years and years, rewarding yourself and and being able to enjoy it.
It is a fun tale of a woman who goes on a cruise in the Med and looks back on her life asking the all too common question of "how different things could have been if only......?". The ending was pretty obvious (from early on in the book) but there were parts in it that I could relate to, the stess of travel, meeting new people, basic and simple misunderstandings, being in the unknown and having to depend on others to achieve something.
I did enjoy this book. A lot.
I read Here Come the Girls a few years ago and although these two stories are completely separate from another (apart from a few reoccurring characters), I was reminded of how much I love Milly’s cheerful writing style and her funny and entertaining description of cruise ship life. It made me want to go on a cruise ship holiday straight after finishing the last page!
Her characters are adorable and I couldn’t wait to find out how Angie and Selina would get on with each other after having been forced to spend a few days together before they catch up with the cruise ship.
Here Come the Boys is a short story that is easily read in one sitting and makes the anticipated wait for Milly’s next novel The Teashop on the Corner so much easier.
Before I started reading the eBook exclusive short story, I noticed that Milly had dedicated Here Come The Boys to us, her readers. She thanked us all for our support and it put a huge smile on my face.
Angie and Gil have jumped on the cruise bandwagon. They want to see what all the fuss is about. But will they get the relaxing holiday which they’ve wanted for so many years? In the land of Fiction, you just never know. I immediately loved them as a couple and thought they were kind, considerate and on the odd occasion, I found myself chuckling away at their witty humour. But what shocked me most was Angie’s secret in Chapter One. As shocked as I was, it’s understandably realistic and I like the fact that Milly included in the plot.
When the narrative takes a dramatic turn, I was hooked to my Kindle. With everything that happened, Angie was given a second chance to have a true friend and I loved that. Under her teenage years, she jumped to the gun and thought the worst in someone when that actually wasn’t the case.
All in all, I loved the short story. Short stories aren’t as popular as novels, but I’m glad that Simon & Schuster bring a few out every year or so. I can’t wait to read Milly’s new book The Teashop On The Corner and I’m delighted to be part of Team Milly.
Oh I do love a good short story. I was extra disappointed to have this one finished mind. I did everything from giggling to hiding back a lump in my throat. The plot was fantastic for a short story and it read like a dream. It was absolutely fantastic to see Doreen and Vernon again (Here Come The Girls) Doreen had me in hysterics with her I don't care attitude, sarcasm and northern humour. I really enjoyed it and it is fantastic little read to get yourself lost in.
A tale of missed ships, old friendships, a 20 year old obsession, granddaughters called chlamydia, seasickness and love. Another Milly Cracker!
The minor characters may have been stereotypes, but that's why they work and let's be honest these people really do exist around us, if you look hard enough, you will find them.
There was some lovely phrases like 'Angie gulped down a throatful of emotion' that worked really well as did the convincing dialogue.
I know these books are aimed at the female market but as a bloke I'm sure I'll dip my metaphorical toe in another of Milly Johnson's books in the future. Who knows if more men read this we really can say, 'here come the boys'.oy loved it
It made me laugh out loud and I really felt like I knew the characters! It was a great read and I wished the story had not stopped I could just imagine myself been on the cruise ship joining in with everything the characters were doing.
I haven't read many of Milly's books but I am now on a mission to read them all!
Criticism? Just the one . . . novellas are not long enough, lol, and your preview of The Teashop on the Corner has me eagerly waiting for release date. Another gem from a much loved and obviously well deserved award winning author. Keep up the good work Milly, tha doin a reyt job, love ;) xA
I do enjoy cruising too so enjoyed the scene being set and the table companions. The story itself is realistic. I'm sure we all have someone in our lives that we wonder 'what if' about. Missing the ship is also quite believable and following the story of two friends was light hearted.
I knew it was a short story but didn't expect it to just end at 80%. I was looking forward to what happened next but now just have to imagine that it all falls into place.
Overall, I enjoyed this. It was easy to read and passed some time. I will probably download some more 'Milly Johnson' too and see if her full books are any good.