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?
Title: Smitten by the Brit
Series: Sometimes in Love #2
Author: Melonie Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 28, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4 stars
I had such a good time with SMITTEN BY THE BRIT. Of course, we knew that Theo and Bonnie were tossing off sparks during GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT but they went nowhere because Bonnie was engaged. Now life has taken a turn, and Bonnie finds herself free to make her own choices for her future – one that just might include a fling with a sexy Brit.
I want to call Bonnie and Theo’s romance a slow burn, and in many ways, it is in spite of those sparks flying. Theo is such a gentleman, almost from another time period. He’s holding on to secrets that Bonnie has no clue about. Which will win in the end love or duty?
Yes, I’m being a bit vague on details because you should experience this romance for yourself. I adored this couple, they have such a bantering, loving relationship even before that “love” word entered. If you love a romance with a bit of angst, a secret that changes everything, lively characters and a definite slow burn sizzle then you’ll want to pick up SMITTEN BY THE BRIT. I don’t believe you’ll be one tiny bit disappointed.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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