Bonnie Blythe and Theo Wharton are two of the side characters
featured in GETTING HOT WITH THE
SCOT, which I recently read. Bonnie and Theo are the best friends
of the main characters from that romance novel. In another
transatlantic tale by Melonie Johnson, Bonnie has tried to keep her
mind off Theo, whom she met on a girlfriends' holiday in England,
because she's engaged. But her fiancé wouldn't discuss a wedding
until he'd finished his doctorate, but Bonnie discovers he's been up to
something else during those late night research sessions...
With her relationship in shreds, Bonnie has a chance to realise that she
is, in fact, SMITTEN BY THE BRIT.
She could have been getting to know this very nice, slightly formal
Englishman better while touring London and Edinburgh. Now they
happen to meet again in Chicago where Bonnie is an English professor.
Too shellshocked to behave normally, Bonnie blows warm and cold,
while securing a temporary lecturing post in literature at Cambridge
Theo is a duke with a ton of responsibilities. He's always known that the
family estate was in a poor state financially, and like many before him,
he's being prompted to consider marrying a wealthy woman to restore
the coffers. Otherwise, the numerous staff and historical residences
may all be at risk. He's also got sisters and a mother to support. A
perfectly ordinary American lecturer might be his heart's desire but
seems that can't be enough.
This series is called Sometimes in
Love and here it's quite apt, as the on and off state of
friendship, let alone a personal relationship, keeps the reader on the
hop. All we can be sure of is that the group of girlfriends we got to
know in the previous book is still close and chatty, and their warm
advice will see problems through. This is a contemporary romance in
more ways than one, with strong language and adult activities; an
interesting read which lets us also keep tabs on the wedding
preparations for the couple from the first book. I think the transatlantic
nature of SMITTEN BY THE BRIT
may be due to the tremendous interest in Meghan Markle marrying
Prince Harry, and as far as I can tell, the detail is well recreated so
readers on either side of the Atlantic should be pleased.
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?