What Happens in London (Bevelstoke #2)
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...more
This is the second novel in the series and it focuses on Olivia and her neighbor, Harry. She thinks Harry might have killed his ex-fiance, so she ...more
If you do and find JQ funny, then you will love this fluffy, light, sweet romance which is nothing but one vignette after another of the H/H flirting and rolling their eyes and just being a-dor-a-ble.
If you dont find JQ funny (sacrilege!), then you might begin to notice that beyond the set-up to get the H/H to meet, this book doesnt have a plot and that the H/H act like they are 16 instead of 28/22. The H/H are next door neighbors and talk outside their windows constantly. The A ...more
Harry was adorable - really, I have no other adjective to qualify him - and Olivia was the typical JQ heroine, i.e., sassy, outspoken and a bit eccentric (she liked reading, gasp, newspapers!) Their inner thoughts and witty dialogues - not only with each other but with some secondary characters too - made me laugh ...more
Harry is a great hero. A bit more quiet than usual, the beta type, which I've really come to love during the past few years. He's also bookish, which is always a plus for me, and a translator!! How perfect?
Olivia is strong and quirky and beautiful. What I mostly loved about her is that she knew that she was very pretty and she realised how lucky she was for her good looks, but at the same t ...more
Neither the title, nor the cover fits the book very well, which is frustrating, as I could imagine some fantastic replacements:
- The Benefits of Conversing Through Windows
By Lady Olivia Bevelstoke, Avid Window Fan
- How to Throw in Possibly Deep/ ...more
I absolutely, unreservedly loved this book. There are more technically flawless, smoothly paced books I've read over the past year, but very, very few which elicited this degree of personal attachment and that "awww, s ...more
I so adored this book! I adored the h and them as a couple!
The reviews are mixed, but for me it was a winner. The humor goes into farcical but that was intentional, I felt. Well, I was smiling and chuckling so I am good with this one!
The h/H are next door neighbors in Mayfair, London. He is the new occupant to the south of their residence and the bored h’s interest is piqued. According to gossip, he is a recluse and a wife killer to boot. And her window is strategically placed with a view into h ...more
Olivia is many things: titled, beautiful, intelligent, and curious. And it's her curiosity that first has her spying on her neighbor. She's sure the rumor that he killed his fiance isn't true, but still. S ...more
This is a delight. The romance is absolutely adorable with the nonstop cute bantering.
I find both Olivia and Harry to be sensible, sweet, and entertaining. Their romance is gradual and rather smooth-sailing, even with the dislike they had for each other in the beginning. I adore that they share a mutual distaste yet fondness for a silly Gothic novel that they both read together. I also love that they are neighbors who talk to e ...more
The story starts out with Olivia Bevelstoke who heard from her friends that her new neighbor murdered his fiancée so she starts spying on him from her bedroom window where she can see into his office. He realizes what she’s doing and does all sorts of weir ...more
Why do I have such happiness for What H ...more
"Unmarried Lady Sorts of Things
By Lady Olivia Bevelstoke, Unmarried Lady
Wear pastel colors
(and be quite glad if you possessed the correct complexion for such hues).
Smile and keep your opinions to yourself
(with whatever success you are able).
Do what your parents tell you to do.
Accept the consequences when you don't.
Find a husband who won't bother to tell you what to do. ...more
For one, I think Ms. Julia Quinn tried too hard to be funny that it backfired. The novel's prologue was agonizing to re ...more
So I have to start off by saying Julia Quinn is at times laugh out loud funny...the banter she creates between her characters is just hilarious. However...
I DO NOT buy romance novels for comedy relief...
There were a few things about WHIL that are still bothering the stew out of me...
~What happend to the romance aspect of this book?! Yes we have a girl and a boy who fall in love, but I know Quinn has more than this in her...I've read almost all of her books and most of them mo ...more
Our heroine (a.k.a. Olivia Bevelstoke)accidentally spots her new neighbor (our hero - a.k.a. Sir Harry Valentine)in his study while looking out of her own bedroom window. What ought to have been a quick glance, however, quickly develops into a week long period of ...more
This book has mostly gotten good reviews, from what I've seen, but I found it to be rather dull and lacking in substance. I just found the story pretty boring.
Series note: This book is a sequel to The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever and features the sister of the hero of that book. It is not necessary to have read the previous book. This one stands on its own.
In What Happens in London, Olivia Bevelstoke is a beautiful young woman who has so far not married. She's had many p ...more
I enjoyed this story very much. After Quinn's last book, "Mr. Cavendish, I Presume", I was disappointed and concerned. But this is a nice return to her witty, fun form.
The two leads are very engaging and likable. What I really enjoy is that they're a couple of nerds. He counts and organizes things and she makes lists. They don't perfectly fit in with society without scripting themselves. But they're both attractive individuals with great senses of humor when ...more
I stand corrected.
This book is THE FLUFFIEST of THE FLUFFIEST. Like Harry in this book said: it's so sweet that my teeth ache. But in a good way, like Olivia is sweet to Harry, this book is sweet to me.
One must look at this book in the right light: it's a perfect historical romance about two perfectly normal people. Harry's family may seem dysfunctional but he turned out as proper and respectable as a man can be. There is no real villain, only a Russia ...more
This book was good. Not much to say about it. Surprisingly the only time I was bored was DURING the action. I think it was because I felt it was a bit too random of a situation.
The heroine, Olivia, she was likeable enough but I still feel like I didn't really know her. I don't know if its because of the book or because.. there was really nothing to her as a person, other than a pretty face. I did like that just because she knew she was pretty, she didn't act all annoying about it. But I ...more
Once upon a time, I read a Julia Quinn book and I remarked to a good friend, "This book's about a whole lot of nothing." In fact, many Julia Quinn books are about a whole lot of nothing. Nevertheless, they are extremely appealing. Why? They're romantic! There's delicious sexual chemistry between the hero and heroine, sparkling banter, sweet love-making, lots of deep POV reflection, and tons of humor. I don't need a lot of conflict, or even plot, to make me ha ...more
I've heard from many people that this book was fabulous and that it was their favorite of the series so far, and I would have to agree. True, I haven't read Ten Things I Love About You yet, but I loved this story about Harry and Olivia. They were hilarious together, and are quite possibly one of my favorite romance couples ever. Definitely one of my favorite historical romance couples. And I loved the secondary characters, like Winston and Sebastian, and I look forward to reading about ...more
After finishing the Red Rising trilogy, I needed something light with low angst. Quinn suggested this book, and I'm so happy she did! This book is fun, witty, and it just made me happy.
Olivia was a great heroine. Intelligent, witty, and a maker of hilarious lists, she won me over immediately. It helped, of course, that she was a genuinely nice person. The hero, Harry, was nice as well. I loved him right away, and felt particularly sorry for him, given his background. I loved the window ...more
Other Books in the Series
“You have read this?” Alexei asked.
“It’s not as good as Miss Davenport and the Dark Marquis, of course, but worlds better than Miss Sainsbury and the Mysterious Colonel.”
Harry found himself rendered speechless.
“I’m reading Miss Truesdale and the Silent Gentleman right now.”
“Silent?” Harry echoed.
“There is a noticeable lack of dialogue,” Sebastian confirmed.”
“Ah, that would have been me,” Sebastian said.
Harry looked down on his cousin, face frozen in disbelief. “You made that noise?”
“It hurt,” Sebastian bit off.
Harry fought not to laugh. “You scream like a leettle girl.”