Recommended Read!

“Right from the first page, Quinn engaged me with her effortless blend of humour and romance.”
~ Under the Covers

When waking up from prolonged unconsciousness you expect to have acquired a number of things…a beard, a certain stench; however, a wife isn’t normally on that list. When Edward Rokesby wakes up in a hospital he seems to have gained all those things, including a wife. He finds it not an altogether unpleasant surprise, the lady in question is his best friend’s sister and he has been half in love with her for a while. But, something isn’t quite right and he soon discovers that perhaps the lady has been deceiving him.

Although I am a massive fan of Julia Quinn and she is one of my favourite historical romance authors, recently, I haven’t been enjoying her books as much as I used to. However, this all changed with this book. I loved it. Right from the first page, Quinn engaged me with her effortless blend of humour and romance.

As usual, I loved her characters. They are charming, a little quirky and you can’t help but want them to succeed. Edwards and Cecilia had great chemistry that grew as the book continued. The attraction and affection was immediately obvious and as they grow to know each other in person, rather than in letters as they had previously, this attraction and affection grew with it.

The lie that Cecelia told about being Edward’s wife was the central point of drama in this romance. And, although you know after reading the blurb what will happen, this didn’t stop the lie being a genuine point of tension within the story, nor did it stop me from enjoying seeing this story unfold.

I adored this book, I read it quickly and lit left me with a hankering for more Julia Quinn goodness. I highly recommend you give this a try, it’s a light historical romance with a lot of heart and I guarantee you will finish reading it with a smile on your face.



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  1. Ahh! I’m so excited to read this. I’ve been hearing very good things. I know what you mean about JQ’s more recent books. I’ve liked them, but they haven’t been amazing. I’m glad to hear this is fantastic.

  2. Julia quinn has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but after the bridgertons, her stories were meh. I’ve been seeing mixed reviews on this, so maybe the next time I’m in a slump, this will do. Thanks.

  3. I don’t read a lot of historical romance anymore,but I do love this writer!! Great review!!! Shared on my socials!!