Bonnie Blythe has been with the same guy forever, and even though
they've been engaged for a year and he won't set a wedding date,
Bonnie has known since she was six-years-old that he was the one...
until she comes home to their Chicago apartment and finds him
cheating on her. She knows she needs to make some changes in her
life, so she jumps at the chance to teach a summer session of
Shakespeare at Cambridge, but that's not before she has a super hot
encounter with a super sexy Brit...
Theo Wharton went to Chicago for an event and to see his best friend,
not to find a way to bump into Bonnie. He hasn't forgotten about the
pretty redhead since she was in the UK last summer, and when his best
friend and her best friend got engaged, he knew as the best man and
maid of honor, they'd have to interact. After he finds more way than
one to comfort her after her terrible breakup, Theo is thrilled to find out
that she's coming across the pond for the summer, and knows this is
the perfect opportunity to show Bonnie he's serious about her...
What Theo fails to mention is that he's the 16th Duke of Emberton - not
a royal duke, but a duke nonetheless, and it's his job to make sure his
estate doesn't go under and lose the title that's been in the family for
generations. Meanwhile, Bonnie is trying to learn how to navigate in the
world on her own after years of always being attached to someone else.
With their friends' wedding looming, will Bonnie and Theo figure things
The second book in the delightful Sometimes in Love series, SMITTEN BY THE BRIT is yet another refreshing
romance from rising star author Melonie Johnson. Between the obvious
love for Chicago and the UK, as well as Bonnie's penchant for quoting
Shakespeare and Austen in regular conversation, along with an actual
duke for a hero, this book has so much going for it. Bonnie is a woman
at a crossroads; she's out of a relationship that she can finally freely
admit wasn't invigorating or fulfilling her anymore, and for the first time,
she's living on her own, doing whatever she wants when she wants it.
Theo feels the weight of the ducal estate bearing down on him, and he
wants to make sure he supports his stalwart mother and three
headstrong sisters (who are all wonderful!) in any way possible.
Bonnie's not totally sure she wants to get involved with a guy who is
almost too good looking, and Theo knows that Bonnie isn't the wealthy
heiress whose fortune can save the day... but none of that really
matters, because they're perfect for each other, and they both want to
see what could be between them.
As an added bonus to a wonderful love story, Bonnie has a strong bond
with a fabulous group of female friends who know how to support her
through her breakup, as well as hilariously help her with a specific skill
set a certain duke with definitely appreciate. Book three, ONCE UPON A BAD BOY hits stores
this summer, and hopefully, the rest of this fabulous friend group will
get their own books, as well. Highly recommended!
An English professor starts a new chapter in her life and is
swept up in a Jane Austen-esque romance with a modern day duke
Bonnie Blythe has modeled her life after her favorite books.
If only her fiancé would get on the same page and agree to a
She’s not at all bitter that her best friend is getting
married to a man she’s known for less than a year, and
Bonnie most definitely isn’t thinking about the best man to
be, Theo Wharton. It’s just whenever she talks with the
blue-eyed Brit, sparks fly.
When a shocking reveal ends Bonnie’s engagement, she accepts
a summer teaching job at Cambridge—only an hour away from
Theo. Bonnie isn’t ready for a new relationship, but the
chemistry between her and Theo is impossible to ignore. But
Theo’s been hiding the truth about his identity; will Bonnie
be able to weather the plot twist and grab the happily ever
after of her dreams?