A Run Around the Block
Sonia True, divorced but somehow not separated from Terry True, is in a rut. Her family take advantage of her, Terry even expects her to take care of his young son from his second, faltering, marriage. After Terry becomes a national hero he realises that he wants Sonia back and sets out to make it happen, not letting his burgeoning celebrity get in the way. When Terry gets his big chance – appearing on the reality TV show, Definitely Dancing – he seizes the opportunity, hoping it will help him win Sonia back. Can Sonia refuse him in front of Princes William and Harry?
Run around the block is a very entertaining romantic comedy, highly recommended to X-factor fans. Set in the UK, it describes the adventures of a modern English family that becomes famous after the father saves the children from a fire. The writing style is good, however at times the story contains too many unnecessary details and slows the plot. There is also a ghost story that appears towards the end of the book that is not properly resolved; and it doesn’t match up with the general comic tone of the story. Overall this is a “feel good” read for a relaxing day.