What Happens in London by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 27 June, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

What Happens in London by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
Series: Bevelstoke #2
Also in this series: Ten Things I Love About You
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something.

Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security. He's not a spy, but he's had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than an annoyingly nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself . . .

Must have more Julia Quinn now.

Thoughts on What Happens in London

What happens when Goodreads is down and I’m at the library and in a hurry? I grab the second in the series. But it’s hard to regret (I don’t regret anything) when you pick up a Julia Quinn historical romance.

In short, if I didn’t already love Julia Quinn, What Happens in London would have sealed the deal.

And now I need more. Screw waiting for the first in the series! Which is what I had been doing with most of the Julia Quinn series I hadn’t started. No longer.

Having Olivia spy on Harry and the ensuing shenanigans were hilarious. I giggled. Maybe even snorted. Watching Olivia and Harry go from dislike to like to something more was swoon-y. Yes, I went there. They were adorable. And I was kind of sad when it was all over.

If you like historical romance, you’ve got to pick up a Julia Quinn book. And if you’re not sure about historical romance, Julia Quinn is a good place to start. Try it. Read it. Love it.


Filed under: ESR: 8, Review: Amanda,


6 Responses to “What Happens in London by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Yes, ma’am! I love Julia Quinn too, and so far, I think this is my favorite of her books . . . that I’ve read . . . which, admittedly haven’t been very many–all of this series, and the first Bridgerton, BUT I’ve loved all of them. This one made me giggle and short too. Especially when Harry revealed that he wore funny hats, etc. deliberately. *giggle snorts*<—–SEE. There it is again ;)

    • I’ve been waiting on a Bridgerton book and it’s been KILLING ME. The branch of the library that has the book is being renovated and I have to wait until it’s finished to access the book. It was supposed to be in June, but now the date is in July. *whimpers* Want more JQ now.

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