WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Have I mentioned WOW? I’m not going to lie, I had doubts about Ewan doing enough groveling to truly make this redemption arc work, but I NEVER SHOULD HAVE DOUBTED THE QUEEN. Sarah Maclean delivered the MOST satisfying grovel novel and childhood friends to enemies to lovers romance for Ewan and Grace.
I don’t even know where to begin, except to say that I loved The Devil of Downtown with every inch of my heart. The Rogue of Fifth Avenue was good; The Prince of Broadway was even better. But The Devil of Downtown worked it’s way into my heart with every adorable, steamy, heartbreaking, and love affirming moment between Jack and Justine – and it has taken it’s place as one of my favorite romances of all time.
These two idiots….you can’t not love them both. Martin is the grumpiest of the grumpy ones, Will is the gooiest of the cinnamon roll, and they’ve been soulmates – though never lovers – since they were young. They’re so cute together and the banter is top tier Cat Sebastian. Two Rogues Make a Right is truly the ultimate friends to lovers!
It’s magnificent. It’s bananas. It’s everything I’ve always wanted in a romance. I loved every moment of The Virgin and the Rogue, from the outrageous sexy times to tender moments of understanding to the raw confrontation of feelings Charlotte and Kingston would rather ignore.
Like many other Julia Quinn fans, I’d been eagerly awaiting the release of First Comes Scandal for nearly a year and a half before it came out. I was lucky enough to be approved for an ARC, so I actually received it in March and was SO excited! Unfortunately, this one just didn’t blow me away.
There were parts of this that worked for me and parts that didn’t. I really enjoyed the banter between Viola and Devin. They had some very sweet moments and some very hot moments. While Viola’s character seemed fully formed – although her anxiety does seem to just disappear at some point in the book – I felt like we were pieces missing from Devin.
In Bed with the Earl features a bad-ass heroine who isn’t afraid to fight for what she wants and a surly hero who’d rather brood and spend time in his sewers than face his past and “take his place” in society. They fight, they kiss, they fight some more…and then some more, and then they fall in love!
I enjoyed The Bad Luck Bride, but had trouble getting invested in the MC’s until about halfway through. The second half of the book was much more enjoyable – that’s when you really start to understand what motivates Claire and Alex and start rooting for them.
Dear old Colin Can’t-Even-Say-Love FitzRoy. You knew when he fell he was going to fall hard, and that it would be absolutely delicious. (It is.) How convenient that the woman he falls in love with is already his wife!
First things first, I would die for Tom Severin. Based on his appearances in previous books in the series, you think he’s going to be cold and calculating, but from the minute he sets eyes on Cassandra he completely melts.