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Accidentally in Love

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  467 ratings  ·  240 reviews
Don’t miss the new laugh-out-loud rom com from the author of One Week ’Til Christmas! Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Rosie Walsh and Josie Silver.

In the space of a week, Katharine Patterson has quit her job, decided to move back home, and broken up with the guy she thought was the one.

No big deal.

Because Katharine has a plan. She’s going to open her own art gallery,
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published September 11th 2020 by HQ Digital
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4.25/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

Erm, have I accidentally fallen a bit in love with this??

Yeah, you bet.

This was genuine, sweet and it definitely had this interesting vibe to it, the one that every good British rom-com has.

It was also laced with the amazing aesthetic of art and colour and paining and the mild chaos that follow painters and artists around everywhere they go.

And I loved Katharine from the very first chapter.

She is witty, funny, snarky and she’s not afraid to do
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet and uplifting British rom-com about following your dreams

Katherine has had enough, she quits her job as an art curator in London, and moves back home to Sheffield. Kath dreams of opening her own art gallery, will she go for it? Meanwhile, Kath's dad tries to set her up with Kit, a local artist, but they instantly butt heads! Kit is stubborn and challenging, but will they accidentally fall in love?!

I adored Accidentally in Love but it felt more like chick-lit/women's fiction, rather than
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, 2020-reads
You see the tagline laugh-out-loud rom com sprinkled about like confetti these days, but Accidentally in Love absolutely lives up to it—Belinda Missen is a new-to-me author and as far as firsts go she delivered, and then some.

description I do love a good bit of bants.”

There’s never a dull moment for Katharine as she takes hold of her life and makes the major decision of leaping from art curator to gallery owner. Stubborn and determined, she’s cheered on by her supportive, eccentric family who waste n
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
When I picked up this book I actually smiled. Yes I did because I just know what to expect from this author and she delivered just as I knew she would. This book just made me feel good as it swept me away into Katharine's life.

Katharine has had enough! After being passed over for a promotion at the gallery...she packs her stuff up and leaves, without as much as a goodbye! She has lost the position she has worked so hard for to the buddy of her boss. Good thing she has her boyfriend John for supp
Nilufer Ozmekik
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute, mouth watering, deliciously sweet and heartwarming book gives you enough positive energy to get through your hell of a week! And I enjoyed every second of it!
Genuineness,naturalness of the characters and realistic, honest approach and storytelling skills of the author make you like more this up-lift, feel good journey.

There are not so much romcom cliches, illogical coincidences and exaggerated funny and inappropriate situations at this book. Everything seems like the reflections of your d
Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

(actual rating: 3.5/5)

I really enjoyed reading this book, because even though it's marketed as a romance, it's so much more.

This book follows Katharine, an aspiring art curator, as she upends and takes back control of her life. After quitting her job, dumping her almost-boyfriend, she moves back home to pursue her dreams of opening an art gallery. The story mainly follows Katharine and how she deals wi
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5🌟 rounded up

This was an unexpected love for me. Based on the title I thought this was going to be your tradional rom com and in some ways it is but it's different enough to be memorable.

The story follows Katie who uproots her life in London after she is passed over for a promotion... Again. Deciding to forge her own path, she decides to move back to her home town and open up her own gallery. The book is filled with some of my favorite tropes, enimies to lovers, a strong female lead and a stro
DJ Sakata
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

…she looks like the poster child for corporate office perfection, whereas I’m sure I left the office looking like the love child of Beetlejuice and Alice Cooper.

‘Go easy on the old boy… He thought Kit would be right up your alley.’ ‘Let me be very clear... He’s not going anywhere near my alley.’

… there’s a teensy bit of smug satisfaction that comes from knowing he’s stuffed up so badly. Who am I kidding? The schadenfreude is a strawberry milkshake, and I’m so very thirsty.

‘Can I
Laura ☾
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
** Thank you to the publisher an Netgalley for a complementary ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

4.25 stars

Accidentally In Love was such a refreshing, sweet rom-com, I thoroughly enjoyed it! We follow Kate, who has been down-trodden in her life as a curator at a London gallery, as she is consistently being passed up for promotions who are instead given to less-qualified male applicants, and is also frustrated with her personal relationships being stuck in a rut. Frustrated,
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Full review:

Katherine Patterson is a 35-year-old curator at the Webster Fine Art Gallery in London. When a well-awaited promotion is given to Steve, also known as Bloody Foot Fetish Steve, who deserves it less than her, she decides to quit her job. After her boyfriend, John humiliates her at a work dinner, she leaves him too. Kit is an artist and runs an art school at Loxley. He is also a friend of her father’s. They meet and sparks fly. She also decides
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Girl leaves city to start up her own… gallery! Ok, so it’s not the most original of stories and it’s become a common, popular theme recently but, hey, I enjoyed it and relished in the easy-going nature of the plot. No wicked surprises in the chapters, it was an ideal read you could take to the beach.

Katharine has clearly convinced herself that her “relationship” with John is eventually going to progress into something serious. However, at an embarrassing work dinner, Katharine realises she needs
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: free-arc
This is one of the most unromantic book i have read this year. The heroine and hero doesn't even have much communication or scene for the first half of the book. It was weird because this is a romance book and there's supposed to be romantic development between the protagonists which didn't happen but the title is Accidentally in love?

Moreover, i didn't understand neither of the protagonists . By the way, the cover is really cute.

Arc provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest revi
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Surprised how much I enjoyed it! I expected this to be a book with little to no character development and I was pleasantly surprised, character development, great plot, some witty back and forth banter and great details about setting, I felt like I was actually there in the room with the characters.

The only downside is how mean the characters are towards each other, sometimes , but more than once and that annoyed me.
Bruna Oliveira
Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3.5/5

After Katherine not getting the promotion she rightly deserved, she quits her jobs. She also decides to stop seeing a guy who doesn't want anything serious and decides to move back home and open her own gallery.

She meets Christopher, an artist who runs an art school, and eventually start working in a gallery project together.

There's an enemies to lovers vibe at first and it's definitely fun to s
Autumn Pressley
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, books-read-2020
I rated this one 3.5 stars but rounded up to 4 stars!
It was a bit of a slow beginning and ended up being less of a romance novel and more about Katherine’s journey to opening an art gallery. If you’re looking for a quick, smutty read, this one isn’t for you. If you’re looking for more of an in depth, meaningful romance, I think you’d really enjoy this book! There’s a large amount of enemies to lovers as in the romance doesn’t even come in to play until about 65% into the book however, I loved t
Ilaria reads too much :)
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice book with banter and nice dialogues
More chick lit than romance
Cute but maybe I am more in a mood for more angst worth reading
Well written and edited
3,5 stars well deserved

Accidentally in Love by Belinda Missen. #AccidentallyinLove #NetGalley Edit
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
Note : I received e-copy of this book as a part of blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Rachel for tour invite and publisher and author for providing review copy via NetGalley.

Accidentally In Love was heart-warming romcom that revolved around Katharine’s idea of her own art gallery and how her life changed in space of a week. It was about dream, life, struggle, friendship, family, love, and drama.

Characters were great. I liked all side characters. Family dynamic was amazi
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well I accidentally fell in love with this book! The perfect British rom-com for a sunny afternoon outside or one the sofa sipping a cup of lemonade with ice or even a cheeky alcoholic beverage.

The sweetest and most uplifting story of following your dreams.

Katherine quits her job as an art curator in London and packs up back to her home town of Sheffield. Dreaming of opening her own art gallery.
Her dad on the other hand is trying to set her up with local artist Kit, safe to say they don’t get
Alexis (The Book Democracy)
3/5 Stars

This was just okay. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it. I'm going, to be honest, and say that I was bored throughout most of this book. I did almost DNF this book at the 50ish % mark but just pushed through. I just didn't connect or care about the characters and what was going on in their lives. I didn't care much for the writing style so that could be why this was the middle of the roadbook. I will say I did laugh a few times while reading so that kind of kept my interest enough fo
Aug 22, 2020 added it
Thank you to Netgalley and HQStories for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was really excited to read this when I saw it on Netgalley - it has the romance cover I always gravitate towards, and it sounded like a cute "girl goes back to her hometown and finds a home there" story.

Which makes me all the sadder for not connecting to it. It could entirely be a me thing, and so I won't be adding a star rating until well after release (except on Netgalley where it's required)
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Specially thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review

If you are into cheesy, clean, happily ever after Hallmark movies, this might be for you. I think the ideal audience for this novel is anyone who likes things to be wrapped up (very) quickly and perfectly.

Nothing is wrong with any of those things. I actually really enjoy a cheesy, cute novel now and then, but this one just didn't do it for me.

The beginning is strong. We meet Katharine
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, romance
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was drawn in by this cover immediately I’m suck a sucker for rom-coms with cartoon covers.

An art curator in London, Katherine, following getting passed over a promotion for the third time to less qualified men decides to quit her job and move home Sheffield to open her own art gallery, breaking up with her boyfriend in the process. After being introduced to local artist Kit by her father, he and Katherine b
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Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Review 🇮🇳📚

tally in love❤️
By Belinda Missen

📍Yet to be published.

💕I wish to thank @belindamissen
@Hqstories and
@Netgalley for the privilege to receive this Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.

💕'Accidentally in love' was sweet delightful read I had after my serious book list!
Honestly I loved the pink cover of it where a gal sitting carefree, boy looking grumpy are surrounded by scattered tripod,camera,art gallery pics in background! The introduction 'Sometimes romance
Sep 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020, arc-read
This was a fairly pleasant read. It was predominantly about a woman at a cross roads with a little bit of romance of the chick-lit variety thrown in.

The majority of this book is Katharine changing priorities, jobs, residence and ditching one guy who can’t commit for another that has his own hangups. I found both relationships had a place in this book. It wasn’t as much of a hate to love as I expected, and as mentioned it wasn’t a true romance, if that’s what you’re looking for. Nothing major ha
Aug 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Accidentally in Love is a soon to be released rom com novel about an art curator (Katherine) and her troubles with work, friendship, and love. In the first couple chapters of the book, we find out that Katherine has left her job, moved out of London, and broke up with her "boyfriend" of nine months. What happens next? Katherine moves to her hometown to start her own art gallery using the last of
Grace J Reviewerlady
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oooh, I love this! Pitched just right by the author, and a fabulously entertaining read.

Katherine Patterson ups and quits her job, suddenly and without forward planning. With a lack of art curator jobs on offer, she takes the leap into setting up her own gallery. Moving out of London, leaving behind the uncommitted sometime boyfriend, she is homeward bound and before she knows it, is standing in what will be her new premises. Off men for the foreseeable future it is, however, necessary to sweet
Moony MeowPoff
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
I got this eARC from Netgalley in exhange for a honest review
3.75 Stars
I was a bit afraid i wouldn`t like the book, but i ended up really liking it. Some parts were a bit boring and long, but most parts were moving in a comfortable pace and we got to know the characters in a comfortable and nice pace. Though, i felt it a bit to wrap up very quickly at the end and that dragged the stars a bit down for my sake. But it was funny, lighthearted and nice.
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, romance, e-book, arcs
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Accidentally in Love follows Katherine who has just quit her job when she is turned up for a promotion in favor of a much less qualified candidate. She finds herself back home with a new dream: opening her own art gallery. The story follows Katherine as she struggles with money, family, friends and boyfriends. But as soon as she’s written men off, in comes Kit, a painter who is just as
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This took me a few days to finish. No it's not because this book is bad goshh I'm not in the mood to read anything at all and keep playing online game so yeah sorry🤣

Katherine quit from her job and damn I like the way she did it hahahaa serve them right! Ohhhh I like what she did to her boyfriend, John too!! Hhaha she dumped him because he humiliated her at his work dinner and he can't commit to a relationship.

Katherine and Kit met through her dad. Since the moment they met, they can't stand eac
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Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

As of 01 June 2020, I'll no longer be checking in on Goodreads. You can find me at belindamis

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