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by Julia Quinn
Released: May 30th 2017
Series: Rokesbys #2
Published by Avon
“Right from the first page, Quinn engaged me with her effortless blend of humour and romance.”
~ Under the Covers
When waking up from prolonged unconsciousness you expect to have acquired a number of things…a beard, a certain stench; however, a wife isn’t normally on that list. When Edward Rokesby wakes up in a hospital he seems to have gained all those things, including a wife. He finds it not an altogether unpleasant surprise, the lady in question is his best friend’s sister and he has been half in love with her for a while. But, something isn’t quite right and he soon discovers that perhaps the lady has been deceiving him.
Although I am a massive fan of Julia Quinn and she is one of my favourite historical romance authors, recently, I haven’t been enjoying her books as much as I used to. However, this all changed with this book. I loved it. Right from the first page, Quinn engaged me with her effortless blend of humour and romance.
As usual, I loved her characters. They are charming, a little quirky and you can’t help but want them to succeed. Edwards and Cecilia had great chemistry that grew as the book continued. The attraction and affection was immediately obvious and as they grow to know each other in person, rather than in letters as they had previously, this attraction and affection grew with it.
The lie that Cecelia told about being Edward’s wife was the central point of drama in this romance. And, although you know after reading the blurb what will happen, this didn’t stop the lie being a genuine point of tension within the story, nor did it stop me from enjoying seeing this story unfold.
I adored this book, I read it quickly and lit left me with a hankering for more Julia Quinn goodness. I highly recommend you give this a try, it’s a light historical romance with a lot of heart and I guarantee you will finish reading it with a smile on your face.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?