Dig Ryan hasn't seen Delilah for twelve years, but when she bursts back into his life he can't help falling for his first love all over again. Nadine has been in love with Dig for fifteen years, so she can't help feeling cheated when her best friend has his head turned again by her old nemesis Delilah. Bubbly and addictive, the best romantic comedy we've read in ages. Jewell writes with invigorating zest and lashings of emotional intelligence - pop fiction at its proudest. A lovely book.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell. Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell Goodreads Author. That's the premise of the sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Ralph's Party -an irresistible novel about best friends, turning thirty The critics raved about Lisa Jewell's bestselling debut novel, calling Ralph's Party "addictively readable" The Times , London ; "like going to a great dinner party" That's the premise of the sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Ralph's Party -an irresistible novel about best friends, turning thirty On his thirtieth birthday, Dig Ryan bumps into his first love Delilah, whom he hasn't seen in twelve years.
Delilah was the most beautiful girl in school and a constant thorn-in-the-side of Nadine, who has been Dig's best friend for the last fifteen years. Nadine isn't about to let Delilah outshine and outmaneuver her again A buoyant novel about friendship, lust, growing up, and growing older, thirtynothing is sure to delight fans of Ralph's Party and to win this hip, thirtysomething author a wealth of new readers.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Thirtynothing. What a fab guy Dig is - a perfect man! I would go and live with him in his clean apartment any day! And Nadine - what a lovely girl - want her wardrobe! Such a great book with fab characters. This book was even more stupid and predictible than I thought it would be.
View all 5 comments. Jan 12, Tree rated it it was ok. It's on the high 2 star end I've just been overly generous with my stars lately. It's a fun enough book - just not good.
It's predictable and I don't see "real" people doing the same things as Deen and Dig, at least for 20 plus years. Jul 07, Beth rated it did not like it. Not going to finish. This is an early book from Jewell, so I forgive her. I like her more current books, so I thought I would read everything she wrote, but I have changed my mind.
I'll keep to the more recent novels. Apr 09, Amy Silva rated it liked it. Let me start by saying that I love Lisa Jewell as an author. Dec 23, Marisa rated it it was ok. The liner notes compared Jewell to Nick Hornby, perhaps because of all the dysfunctional characters. I found the characters' actions hard to believe; their motivations for doing rash and unbelievably foolish things were weak.
This book is very year and it shows how much Jewell has grown as an author I found it a slog at the start but it grew on me. I quite liked the characters and although the ending is predictable it was nice to see the journey. I did find myself speed reading though.
Review: aww it was so nice to be reading some Lisa Jewell again. This is one author where I haven't managed to catch up with her back catalogue yet and so I find myself downloading the audio books of the older novels, or even the ones I have on my shelf waiting to be read, and I absolutely devour them! I loved the fact that I could hear this author's voice even in one of her earlier books, as this is one of my favourite authors, it was reassuring to see that her voice hasn't changed much over th Review: aww it was so nice to be reading some Lisa Jewell again.
I loved the fact that I could hear this author's voice even in one of her earlier books, as this is one of my favourite authors, it was reassuring to see that her voice hasn't changed much over the years, even if the kind of novels she writes are now worthy of being part of the Richard and Judy book club! Dig and Delilah are classic characters. They were once exceptional friends and this could have developed into something more that developed over time and as they grew up, but didn't.
There are so many many misunderstandings in this book and this is the major linchpin around which the story takes place. I loved their story. I loved hearing about where they are now and how they used to be then. I particularly like that fact that we get to see things from both of their points of view-I love when a book gives me the opportunity to do that. There are twists and turns a-plenty in this novel and nothing is ever as it seems.
There is also some real love and some real drama. There were a couple of painful scenes that I found either difficult to take or found myself deeply cringing as I read them. I like that fact that we have these two characters as our main subjects. Delilah is a classic female over analyser and worrier. She is brilliant because she really sin't sure what she wants when it comes to life, or when it comes to men but she really knows what she doesn't want.
This makes her totally relatable and I really wanted to be able to jump into the book and offer her some advice! Dig is also someone I would have liked to have given a good talking too but in a sit down and listen kind of way. He has his life a little more sorted but it still hung up on a fantasy from hsi younger years that he doesn't seem to realise will never come to fruition.
He provides a lot of comedy moments in the book and these come right from the opening chapter so be prepared to laugh and gasp along with Dig's antics!
I so enjoyed this book and it was great to go back and read something that I'd wanted to for a long time! I like the fact that Lisa Jewell has combined real life drama and love with real comedy and OMG moments. Her writing makes sense and is totally relatable whilst still offering some escapism and a world to really get lost in.
If, like me, you have some Lisa Jewell back catalogue to catch up on then what are you waiting for? Apr 07, Jennifer Joyce rated it it was amazing. One of my favourite parts of the book was a drunken answerphone message which involved Dig and his willy.
Shelves: passable-chick-lit , z This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok I wasn't really into reading this one at the start, it must have been been sitting in my cupboard for a few years when I found it - I vaguely remember buying it with one of those bulk buy book club deals a long time ago, and then promptly misplacing it. Anyway, as part of my "read everything in the house before buying new books with the exception of the rest of the twilight books" I decided to get a wriggle on and have a read.
It is rather predictable, and I really wasn't enjoying the "present Ok I wasn't really into reading this one at the start, it must have been been sitting in my cupboard for a few years when I found it - I vaguely remember buying it with one of those bulk buy book club deals a long time ago, and then promptly misplacing it.
It is rather predictable, and I really wasn't enjoying the "present tence" sections to start with, but the flashbacks were good. Oct 17, Amalia Dillin added it Recommends it for: fans of bridget jones's diary. Shelves: got-it , romantic. I can absolutely see why younger me enjoyed this book. I am thankfully not in that same life stage now, so some of the magic is lost on me this time around. There are still laugh-out-loud moments where the writing really sparkles, and it has a definite bridget jones kind of feel in all the w I can absolutely see why younger me enjoyed this book.
There are still laugh-out-loud moments where the writing really sparkles, and it has a definite bridget jones kind of feel in all the ways things go wrong for our intrepid protagonists.
Dig Ryan hasn't seen Delilah for twelve years, but when she bursts back into his life he can't help falling for his first love all over again. Nadine has been in love with Dig for fifteen years, so she can't help feeling cheated when her best friend has his head turned again by her old nemesis Delilah. British author Lisa Jewell's first book, Ralph's Party , came out in Since then, she's gone on to write a range of fiction including her so-called 'curry and flatmates' novels of the nineties and noughties as well as challenging contemporary fiction and thrillers. Please sign in to write a review. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details.