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Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

July 19th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: Received for review

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

Publisher: Avon

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon.com:

Ten Things You Should Know About This Book

1. Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret.

2. Annabel Winslow’s family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church.

3. Sebastian’s uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything.

4. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening.

5. Lord Newbury has decided that Annabel is the answer to all of his problems.

6. Annabel does not want to marry Lord Newbury, especially when she finds out he once romanced her grandmother.

7 is shocking, 8 is delicious, and 9 is downright wicked, all of which lead the way to

10. Happily. Ever. After.

I am a huge fan of Julia Quinn’s so I was really excited to read this book.  While not living up to her Bridgerton series I was still glad to have read it.  I loved Annabel’s character and the interaction between her and Sebastian had me wanting to laugh out loud.   I particularly liked that the initial focus of their story isn’t how physically attracted they are to one another but the fun they have simply conversing with each other and the time they spend together.  I found it hilarious that Sebastian was authoring romance books and it was interesting to see what the other characters had to say about his books not knowing he was the author.

Annabel’s cousin did have me wondering at times what role would she really play in the story.  At first I thought she might have been attracted to Sebastian as well and could cause trouble but at other times she seemed to encourage Annabel’s attachment to Sebastian so I think her role in this story was more of a setup for her own book at some point.  Annabel’s grandmother came as a shock in more ways than one but she also provided some good one liners and laughter.

The one thing I will say that felt disjointed was Sebastian’s inability to sleep and his reaction to gun shots.  Both are brought up quite often but you don’t really see how Annabel plays a part in resolving either issue so although the reader can predict that she will help with both problems the resolution seems to come out of thin air.  One minute he’s suffering from post-traumatic syndrome and the next he is miraculously cured.   All in all while not a favorite still enjoyable.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Romance

2 Responses

  1. Laura @ I'm Booking It

    I’ve enjoyed the books of hers that I’ve read. I’m glad you liked (if not loved) this one!

  2. dsuzuki

    I’m glad you have enjoyed her books. She is one of my favorite romance authors. I love her sense of humor.

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