Imagine Bridget Jones with red hair, transferred to Ireland, add a bit
of past drama overshadowing life and you have Grace, heroins of Saving
She is involved with Shane, who as the reader soon learns is a self
absorbed, arrogant and superficial guy, who spends 6 months out of
town to push his career. Grace wakes up one morning in bed with her
colleague Bernhard, who is in IT, geeky looking, but warm and very
Grace had lost her brother in an accident, they had been in Spain,
when Grace ran into the ocean to take aq swim, but soon needed
rescueing. She survived, her brother didn't.
The writing is witty and very funny, the story however is very
predictable, there are a little too many chance meetings (in Dublin!)
between Grace and Bernhard. ((Especially when, surprise surprise, the
IT guy, her friend and flatmate falls in love with, but never mentions
his name, turns out to be Bernhard-)) The whole storyline about the
death of her brother seems purely designed to raise this novel above
the usual chick-lit level.
It is however a charming and entertaining read.