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Review: Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson

Title: Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson
Sometimes in Love Series Book Two
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 382 pages
Book Rating: B

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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?


Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson is a cute contemporary romance. Although this latest release is the second installment in the Sometimes in Love series, it can be read as a standalone.

Bonnie Blythe is patiently waiting for her childhood boyfriend and fiancé Gabe to FINALLY set their wedding date. He is about finished with his dissertation, so she is certain the upcoming summer will find her happily planning their nuptials. But alas, her heart is crushed when Bonnie discovers the real reason Gabe has been unenthusiastic about wedding plans. Luckily she has a group of gal pals who will do anything to help her through her heartbreak. Bonnie is even more delighted to spend time with Theo Wharton, the charming Brit she met last summer while on holiday with her friends. Is there a happily ever after waiting in the wings for Bonnie and Theo?

Bonnie loves all things British but she was a little unnerved by her attraction to Theo last summer. After all, at the time she was happily engaged even though she was a bit frustrated with Gabe’s lack of interest in wedding planning. Bonnie always sees the best in everyone and she is a little naive so it is unsurprising she missed a few glaring red flags where her now former fiancé is concerned. Although she is of course saddened by the end of her engagement, she is a bit shocked to discover she is not as heartbroken as she expected to be. Bonnie works hard to keep Gabe’s betrayal from shredding her self-esteem and well, Theo’s obvious attraction to her is a confidence boost. She genuinely likes and admires the sexy Brit, but is there any chance their blazing hot attraction will lead to a lasting relationship?

Theo is incredibly loyal and knows exactly where his duty to his family will take him. Under increasing pressure from his mother to wed a suitable woman of means, he is completely captivated by Bonnie. He is a little sly and sneaky as he maneuvers his way into her life, but Bonnie quickly gets over her pique. Agreeing to a “friends with benefits” arrangement, they give their sizzling attraction free rein. Theo is a complete gentleman in and out of the bedroom so he is very understanding when Bonnie is not sure she is ready to become involved so soon after her messy break up.  Is there any chance these star-crossed lovers will find a way to make a relationship work for them?

Smitten by the Brit is a light-hearted, sexy romance. Bonnie and Theo are delightfully engaging characters who are easy to like and root for.  The relationship between them is full of sexual tension and they genuinely care for each other. This newest romance by Melonie Johnson  is a marvelous addition to the Sometimes in Love series that readers are sure to enjoy.

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