Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 16 December, 2013 by Amanda / 15 Comments

Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #1
four-stars
Also in this series: A Night Like This, The Sum of All Kisses, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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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

Just Like Heaven, true to title.

Thoughts on Just Like Heaven

Nothing makes me happier than a feel-good historical romance, and that’s exactly what Just Like Heaven is. It’s definitely on the lighter side, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A perfect Saturday morning of reading.

Sweet more than sexy, Just Like Heaven has that little sister, brother’s best friend romance, which I find myself enjoying. I’m usually more of a fan of enemies to lovers (or, at least, animosity to love), but there’s something fun about having love smack the characters upside the head after them knowing each other for so long.

The Smythe-Smiths and their musical, uh, “talents” were amusing, and I can’t wait to see more of them. Plus all of Julia Quinn’s other families and series, and… *wanders off to find more books*

four-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda, ,

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15 Responses to “Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Ooo yes Amanda! The little sister/brother’s best friend romance runs a very close second to antagonistic romances for me, I never tire of the setup. And I have yet to read a Julia Quinn book I didn’t enjoy, so I think I need to read this one immediately!

  2. Julia Quinn is probably my biggest fail as a romance reader. I haven’t read any of her books yet and I have SO many. :) I have added that to the list of things I’d like to correct in 2014. I’m glad this was a good read for you!

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