Smitten by the Brit: A Sometimes in Love Novel (Mass Market)
DEFINITELY, MAYBE...OR LOVE, ACTUALLY?
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?
About the Author
A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. They went on to live happily ever after in the suburbs of Chicago with two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a trio of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance (including the Sometimes In Love series) and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym Evelyn Eibhlin.
"Bonnie and Theo are kind, smart, and oh-so-deserving of each other. Their love is sure to melt hearts; the chemistry is titillating; fun literary references add to the charm; and the well-drawn secondary characters create additional depth and humor. Readers will be entirely smitten." -- Booklist, Starred Review
"The sophomore effort from Johnson may be even better than her exceptional debut...Another delightful winner from an author on the rise." -- Kirkus
"Rollicking fun ... This irreverent tale turns several romance tropes on their heads while still delivering that sweet fairy tale ending that readers look for." -- Publishers Weekly
"Smitten by the Brit is aglow with sparks of attraction and a smashing romance." -- Romance Junkies
"Another refreshing romance from rising star author Melonie Johnson." -- Fresh Fiction
"Full of charm and romance." -- Woman's World
"A wonderfully entertaining read from cover to cover by an author with a complete master of the modern romance genre...an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal reading lists and community library Romance Fiction collections." -- Midwest Book Review