Monday, December 31, 2012

Just Like Heaven [Quinn]

Book: Just Like Heaven [Smythe-Smith Quartet #1]
Author: Julia Quinn

from the publisher:
Honoria Smythe-Smith is:
 A) a really bad violinist 
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is: 

A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they: 

A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love
It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is . . .
D) all of the above

It's been awhile since I read a historical romance and this was a pleasant surprise. I not only enjoyed the cheesy plot and characters, but I actually laughed out loud several times. Honoria was pretty funny and her shenanigans to try to snag a husband are things I could imagine my 21 year old self doing (if I lived in the 1800's).  

Overall, this was a super fun, light read that you can polish off in a couple of hours. A great selection for a beach vacation or rainy day read. 

Grade: 4/5

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