Review: Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

Posted February 21, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
Ten Things I Love About You
by Julia Quinn

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 25, 2010
Series: Bevelstoke #3
Published by Avon
Pages: 377
Format: Audiobook
 

 

It was a riot reading this book and if you’re not careful, you could probably spring a rib just by laughing so much! ~ Under the Covers

Annabelle Wislow has entered her very first season and she is being courted by the Earl of Newbury. At 75 and in possession of a horrid personality, the last thing Annabelle wants is to wed the old man. But because of father’s recent death, he seems the most prospective suitor she can have. That is until she meets the Earl of Newbury’s nephew, the handsome and roguish Sebastian Grey.

Ahhhh, Sebastian! What a magnificent character he is and possibly one of my many favorites of Julia Quinn! He is utterly charming, in possession of devilish good looks and isn’t shy about using it against Annabelle. He loves teasing her until she is bright red like a tomato and he’s got to be the sweetest man ever! So much so that sweetness can be harmful to our heroine!

I loved the other half of Sebastian as well. Quinn creates depth in Sebastian’s character right off the bat. We see his struggle with insomnia and what he does in that time when the world is asleep. We see his PTSD become fully realized in certain scenes of the book and we also see how Annabelle’s presence in society brings forth a sparkle in Seb’s life.

Suddenly, Seb is noticing the minute details that make Annabelle so desirable and he picks at her until it’s funny. It was a riot reading this book and if you’re not careful, you could probably spring a rib just by laughing so much! Quinn infuses humor in every sentence of this book and it shines because of it.

I have to say a few things about the audiobook. This is where I wasn’t too ecstatic about it all. At times I liked the narrator and then at other times, I hated it. She pronounced Sebastian’s name in such a grating way that I winced every time she did and sometimes, I felt she was taking away from the storyline rather than adding to it. At one point, I contemplated stopping to audiobook to simply read the book myself, but due to time constraints, I just toughed it out instead. That being said, this wasn’t my favorite audio adaption of the book, but I still found a lot to like about Quinn’s writing. Her trademark humor and incredibly unique characters shine even through bad accents and weird pronunciations.

 

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About Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand fashion, appearing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Ms. Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 29 languages, and she currently lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

Her most popular series, The Bridgertons, is currently being developed by Shondaland as a Netflix series. Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen will adapt and showrun.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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I love Julia Quinn!

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She’s a top fave of mine!

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Thanks for the review Ann.

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Ooooh thanks Ann! I must check this book out!

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Enjoy!

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Monica V.

I’ve read the book and enjoyed it very much too.

A great narrator can make can audio book better but nothing is worse than an narrator that grates on your nerves. Recently, I hated listening to a Cat and Bones audio book. The female narrator’s Cockney accent made Bones sound not the least bit sexy. She did OK with the other characters, but the producers should have had a man’s voice do Bones’ part. I think a deep voice might have worked even with the Cockney accent.

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Ah yes, LOL I haven’t listened to the Night Huntress series in audio, just read them but I can only imagine the bad Cockney accent if it’s Bones! How would you find him desirable as a hero? I’ll have to try the audios one time to see 🙂

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I’ve read this book and I liked very much!
This is the first book I read by Julie Quinn and I was impressed with the story 🙂
Julie Quinn with ease present this wonderful story of Sebastian and Annabelle 🙂

Great review Ann 🙂