Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love #2), by Melonie Johnson

St. Martin's Press, ISBN 9781250193056, May 2019

English professor Bonnie Blythe is happy, engaged to be married to her childhood sweetheart, and helping her friend Cassie to plan organize her upcoming wedding to Logan, the hot Scotsman whom she met when Bonnie, Cassie, and their friends took a magical UK vacation the previous summer.

Then Bonnie goes home unexpectedly early from a theater event, and finds her fiancé in their bed, on her grandmother's quilt, having sex with another woman. She's stunned, outraged--and sadly aware there were signs she maybe should have noticed.

Meanwhile, Logan's friend and best man for his wedding with Cassie, Theo Wharton, is in town. They'd all met Theo, too, on that UK vacation. He's a handsome and charming guy, but at the time, Bonnie was happily engaged. Now she's not.

Theo's almost irresistibly attractive, but Bonnie doesn't want to make the mistake of a rebound romance. And besides, he's going back to the UK in a few days.
Then Bonnie gets an offer to teach a summer course at the University of Cambridge.

Meanwhile Theo has his own problems. He finds Bonnie irresistibly attractive, too--but his mother has other plans for him, and she has a powerful argument for duty and responsibility on her side.

Once Bonnie is at Cambridge for the summer, they talk themselves into believing a "friends with benefits" fling is best for both of them, but in the process, they get to know each other, and Bonnie stumbles into learning something of what Theo's real life is like.

They both have to decide whether duty or love is more important, and if they can handle the consequences.

It's mostly light, and a lot of fun, and these are enjoyable characters to spend time with. Recommended.

I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

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