by Melonie Johnson
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?
I am enjoying these Sometimes in Love novels so much! I previously reviewed Melonie Johnson's Getting Hot with the Scot. These books are honestly so sweet and so entertaining.
We were introduced to Bonnie and Theo in Getting Hot with the Scot, and I was so happy to learn that their story would be the next one in line. We hear about Bonnie's fiance in that book, and I doubt I'm alone when I say how much I disliked hearing about him - he sounded like a jerk! I don't want to give away too much, but let's just say...I wasn't wrong. Jerk.
I found Theo to be so charming in the previous book and felt he instantly clicked with Bonnie. I appreciated his respect for her and her relationship - not even really a flirtation was said between them. It was more of a spark - a feeling that the reader could tangibly feel. I loved it and wanted more.
Bonnie gets to go overseas in Smitten by the Brit - conveniently so much closer to Theo! So, we get to read about Bonnie's adventures of being in one of her favorite places, and we also get to see feelings blossom between the two. There is definitely some heavy feelings in this book, but I found it to be a lot less than the previous book (please see my review!). This is by no means a negative on this book - I enjoyed the lightness in their courtship and even their obstacles. I loved this love story - I think you will too, reader.