Jun 24, 2019

Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson Review

Smitten by the Brit
Sometimes in Love #2
By Melonie Johnson
Release Date: May 28th, 2019
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

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?

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Smitten by the Brit is a cute somewhat bouncy love story between Bonnie Blythe and Theo, the sixteenth Duke of Emberton, but that, of course, is not where this story starts, so let's go back to the beginning. 

Life as Bonnie Blythe knows it all changes in a single night, first, she is offered a position teaching at Cambridge for the Summer and then ends with finding her then-fiancĂ© screwing his Ph.D. Advisor in their apartment on her grandmother quilt! But Bonnie is not alone, as she has her friends! She has Cassie and Logan's wedding and then there is Theo! A man she has startling feelings for, even when she shouldn't. 

This is a cry and laugh out loud kinda book and that is exactly what I needed! The characters, story, and writing was fantastic, and I have to admit as an ex-pat Brit, it made me a little homesick. The one niggled at me about this story was all the running away! I mean Bonnie could have given The Runaway Bride a run for her money. 

I give Smitten by the Brit 4 stars and totally recommend as a great beach read.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m.

She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. 

After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. 

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