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Smitten by the Brit

(Sometimes in Love #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  883 ratings  ·  537 reviews

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Smitten by the Brit is a Hallmark movie in book form and I fucks with it HARD!

Bonnie Blythe is an American English professor whose engaged to her childhood sweetheart. Her life is going as planned until she walks in on her fiance doing the nasty with another chick. She ends her engagement and decides to take her dream job in England.

Enter the sweet and handsome Theo Wharton a man straight out of romance novel. She begins a friend
Anna  (The Bursting Bookshelf)
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A review copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review.

Earlier this year I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, the first book in the Sometimes in Love Series, Getting Hot with the Scot as an early review copy. Since finishing it, I was counting down until I could read the sequel, Smitten by the Brit. I'm happy say that this book lived up to my excitement and expectations (though it was predictable), and was even better than Getting Hot with the Scot.

Theo was a dashing hero with elegant manners and well, a properness about him that I thought was a cute mannerism. Maybe its because he’s a Duke and the impression of strict rules always lurks in the back of my mind...anyhooo...anytime he was around Bonnie, especially in the bedroom, he shed his proper British self to expose a bit of disheveled naughtiness and hmmm, lol! Then there’s his down to earth personality, the way he acted around his sisters, and his ability to know when to retreat in th ...more
Heather andrews
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I think Theo appreciates when his woman is being saucy, “I’m currently staring at your bare ***, so I’m probably not in a position to judge,” she admitted, giggling. He glanced over his shoulder, and sure enough , the saucy wench was ogling his naked bum..." I liked this book, I loved Theo.
Dora Okeyo
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and oh, how I loved Bonnie and Theo. These two made this a delightful read and don't get me started on Theo's chivalry, politeness and tenderness because that right there is another thing all together.
Thank you Netgalley for the eARC. I could use some Brit charm myself!
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by St. Martin's Press)

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Bonnie Blythe is a beautiful, Irish 29 yr. old woman living in Chicago who is a bit naive and innocent. She's an English professor who is a lover of all things Shakespeare. She believes in fairy tales and since becoming engaged to her boyfriend feels she's found her happily ever after. Her life is perfect, just like in one of her novels, until all of a sudden it isn't. As her engagement ends her life is going up in flames.

Just when her life is feel
Stacey is Sassy
A Hero any mother would love…

I know there will be a LOT of readers who will absolutely LOVE Theodore, the sixteenth Duke of Emberton. No, this is not a historical romance, it’s contemporary, but we do get to hang out with the upper-crust for a little while. I have to take a step back in reviewing this one because good old Theo does absolutely nothing for me. I didn’t even get a heart flutter, goofy smile and not one skerrick of a contented sigh passed my lips. So, while I thought this was a good
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
"Heavy-handed there much, Lady Catherine? Bonnie had often wished to be in the middle of an Austen novel. Only now that she was, she couldn't wait to escape."

Okay, the moment when Bonnie meets Theo in Getting Hot with the Scot, I just knew I needed their story. Smitten by the Brit did NOT disappoint. Bonnie is always spouting off Shakespeare and Austen, which makes me love her even more. She's been with the same guy since she was just a little girl, and she cast him, her best friend, and herself
This is my first book by Melonie Johnson. I did not read the first book in this series and did not find that it detracted in any way from the story; so this can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed this book. It is kind of lighthearted in its delivery. There are moments when it gets a little "hot and heavy"; but, it plays well into the story and isn't just sex for the sake of sex. The story flowed well and the characters are charming and believable. I found myself routing for Bonnie Blythe the ma ...more
Sophie (slovenianbookworm)
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the previous book in this series and I loved this one as well. If Logan had me swooning with his ”lass”, Theo had me with ”love”. I suspected there will be a book about them from Getting Hot with the Scot and I was so happy when I saw that yes, the author made him a main character in the next book. So, if you haven’t read the previous book I strongly recommend to read it (just to give you some background) but since both books are stand-alone, it’s up to you if you want to do that.

I don’t
Somya Sahni
Just thinking about this book is making me blush . It was super tingling hot with its smut scenes and the super amazing connection between its main characters from the very first chapter . This book is the second book in the series Sometimes In Love (I haven’t read the first so I can say even you don’t even need to, to understand this one ) . So the main characters already know each other that’s why there is a great tension between them. Basically they meet in London where the main girl Bonnie g ...more
Melonie Johnson is back with another fabulous romance in her Sometimes in Love series. SMITTEN BY THE BRIT!

This time out, Bonnie and Theo get their chance at love and while there are moments of quirky humor, there is more uncertainty and sweetness in their budding love story. Wonderful chemistry, a dollop of chivalry and that certain British flare for composure play off the straightforward American way of things perfectly! Toss in some quirky literary mentions and this one is sure to leave reade
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Like the first in the series, not only do you have the couple to enjoy, but the friendships and family relationships add a lot to the story as well.

I enjoyed the slow build of the relationship between Theo and Bonnie. After meeting as acquaintances in the first book, they reunite and develop a friendship, and eventually a romance that Theo allows Bonnie to set the pace of. The interactions and sexiness between them were realistic and enjoyable. The only disappoint
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
When a saucy American female with a passion for all things Shakespeare or Jane Austen meets a proper English duke with impeccable manners who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, it is the recipe for a great read.

Bonnie and Theo have instant chemistry in Getting Hot With the Scot but she tamps it down because she's engaged. However, in Smitten by the Brit, everything changes when she and Gabe split up. This opens the door for her and Theo to explore their attraction. Unfortunat
Melinda Blache
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This story was a run, steamy romance with great characters. I loved the characters, Bonnie and Theo that it was difficult to put the book down until the last page. This story is part of a series although you can read it alone.

I received this advance copy from Netgalley for a honest review.
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
**Smitten by the Brit generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

3 "What's the catch?" Stars

This was sugary sweet with some fun angst and growth thrown in the mix. There was a lot of just purely fun romance in this story. The characters, although somewhat predictable, are easy to relate to in a myriad of ways. The chemistry, for me personally, was a bit lacking. There's not a lot of pure passion or yearning in the romance but rather a passion and yearni
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bonnie has her life all planned out. She is going to marry her childhood friend and finance until she discovers him cheating on her ending her engagement.

Bonnie jumps at the chance to take a professorship in England putting her near Theo, her best friend’s finance’s best friend. I know that sounds convoluted but yes, he’s a hunky brit and even though she’s heart broken she’s undeniably attracted to Theo and her him.

Theo is hot for Bonnie but suddenly he turns as cold as ice and Bonnie doesn’t k
Linda Quick
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sexy and funny, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. We first met Bonnie and Theo in book one (Hot for the Scot), and this one allows us to learn their story. Bonnie is a literature professor who loves Shakespeare and Austin and has always dreamed of marrying her long time fiance in a literature inspired wedding. However, when things fall apart with her fiance and she is suddenly single, she takes a step outside her comfort zone and travels to England to teach a summer course. Since Theo lives in Eng ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Smitten by the Brit is the second book in Sometimes In Love series by Melonie Johnson. This series is like the most delicious candy I can't get enough of. It's indulgent, sweet, and romantic. As soon as I finish one book, I want to pick up the next. I liked Cassie and Logan from Getting Hot with the Scot but I loved Bonnie and her sexy Brit, Theo, even more.

Bonnie is an English professor, who teaches Shakespeare and who loves Jane Austen's novels, so this book has a lot of bookish references an
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
3.5 stars

Now this one sneaked up on me and got more enjoyable the more I read.

She's an American academic, obsessed with Shakespeare. He's an English Duke with a stately home and ancestral seat that is in desperate need of hard cash to stay afloat.

As a brit reading this I smiled a few times at some of the phrases used by the Duke and his friend. I'm sure anyone who's ever watched Miss Marple or Downton Abbey is convinced we all partake of high tea of an afternoon and preface our conversations wit
Jackie D
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bonnie and Theo!
A heart mending romance with a Duke whose manners and dimples send the Shakespearian connoisseur with uptight tendencies, into a frenzy!
A beautifully written journey of romance with a humorous edge and a heart of hearts feel the sexual tension between Bonnie and Theo is palpable, with a perfect mixture of reality and fiction.
Hero complexes, insecurities, jobs, family, and friends all wrapped up in a maddening back and forth banter and runaways - it kept me swiping pages, wantin
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story follows Bonnie Blythe on her path to rediscovery. She is a book loving teacher who finds herself single and has to figure out how to move on. In walks Theo, a gorgeous Brit whom she met a year before and who is interested in her now. She accepts a job at Cambridge University for the summer. While in England, she becomes closer to Theo but unbeknownst to Bonnie, he is keeping information from her. Bonnie is still trying to find her way and is not fully able to open up her heart to the ...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Smitten by the Brit is the second book in the "Sometimes in Love" Series by "new to me" author Melonie Johnson. I did not read the first one but I had no problems in catching up with the characters. If you plan on reading the series I would recommend starting with the first book before reading this one as you will otherwise spoiler too much of the story.

I really loved the dynamics between the characters. And Theo was really such a lovable guy. And from what I saw of the couple that was featured
Becky Claxon
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Melonie Johnson and it won’t be my last! I enjoyed her writing with how Bonnie is a professor in Shakespeare literature, and brining some of the phrases from Shakespeare’s plays. I also loved the dichotomy of the US and Britain. When they were over in England it brought back some of the old Victorian novels to light that I used to always read. It made me feel warm and comfortable. I loved Bonnie and all her crazy friends. They were so funny at times when they got togethe ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is everything and more.
I really loved all the relations to the Shakespeare, Austen and even Harry Potter.
Story is about Bonnie, who is an English teacher in a Chicago.
She is smitten with the Brit named Theo. He is a wonderful character and a good looking chap. He is also the Duke and this title is wearing him down.
Story picks up from where it is left in the first part Hot with the Scot. But it is not mandatory to read the first part in order to start with the second.
The book has all
Wendy Black
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review......
Bonnie has been with her fiancé Gabe for over 20 years and things are not the best but she blames it on his dissertation for grad school that has been keeping him so distracted and distant. She Never would have thought that he was cheating on her until one night she catches them in her bed ......
Theo is the best friend of Logan who is engaged to Cassie which is Bonnie’s best friend. Sparks have been flying around the two of t
Mary   Beth
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful romance between two loveable characters. Bonnie has always loved Jane Austen and Shakespeare and been with the same boy since 8th grade while Theo has grown up knowing his life was not completely his own because his mother held the reins of his future. They initially both feel attracted to each other but know it can't go anywhere because Bonnie is engaged and Theo's future is already planned for him. But one untimely realization changes everything they had planned and it begins the s ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

"It wasn't how long you loved someone that mattered, but how well."

Booklover Bonnie Blythe put her dreams on hold for her long-term boyfriend and fiancé, so when she discover his betrayal, coming home early from a gala, she doesn't have any reason not to accept a job offer to teach summer classes at Cambridge and lives in England for a few months. But before embarking on a new adventure, Bonnie's journey in Chicago include dealing with her ex and accepting that her future will not be the one
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, I was smitten by your Brit Melonie Johnson!
"Smitten by the Brit" is the second book in the "Sometimes in Love" series.
It sequels "Getting hot with the Scot" (Cassie and Logan's story)
Ms Johnson uses Shakespeare and Austen references throughout this book and it fits this story perfectly. I haven't read any Shakespeare or Austen works (yet) , only seen a play and movie adaptations. But I loved it. It made me fell even more for Theo the Brit and Bonnie.

Because of all the back story in book 1
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOOHOO Another hit by Melonie Johnson! I loved Theo and Bonnie’s story. This was kind of like a romantic movie. There always seemed to be something in their way. I love how Malonie weaeves a story. I love how romantic and chilvarous Theo was. He had to follow his heart or duty. Bonnie had to get past her “thoughts’” of how she her life was planned out and how it changed. You could feel the sparks between them from book one and it continued here. Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie and I l ...more
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