Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ARC Review: Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson

Smitten by the Brit
Author: Melonie Johnson
Series: Sometimes in Love (Book 2)
Publication: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 28, 2019)


English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene―and quickens Bonnie's heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer―conveniently close to Theo―she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she's falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo's life makes Bonnie feel like she's wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

My Thoughts: This contemporary romance is the second in a series. English professor Bonnie Blythe finds her life's plans derailed when she walks in on her fiance making love to another woman. Now a chance to teach a summer workshop at Cambridge seems like the perfect opportunity to begin her new life. She is also busy in her role as Maid of Honor at her best friend Cassie's destination wedding at a Scottish castle.

Helping to mend her broken heart is Theo Warton who is the best friend of Cassie's husband-to-be Logan. They all met in England when Bonnie, Cassie and some of their other friends made a trip of a lifetime. Bonnie was immediately attracted to Theo but rebuffed him because of her fiance at home. Theo was also attracted to Bonnie but family obligations as a Duke with estates on the edge of bankruptcy has him looking for an heiress to marry.

They meet again in Chicago right after Bonnie walks in on her cheating fiance and begin a relationship. But Theo's family obligations keep getting in the way of their relationship. Luckily, he has a very smart sister who isn't going to let him sacrifice his happiness.

I liked that the main character is surrounded by a strong circle of friends. I liked that she was a reader and a writer.

Favorite Quote:
She'd spent so much time focusing on what was going to happen next, so eager to start the next chapter, she'd forgotten to pay attention to what was happening on the current page.  
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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