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Review: Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan

September 11th, 2014 by Debbie's World of Books

Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: I believe this was self-published

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book: Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much.

All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he’s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn’t just a scandal waiting to happen. He’s waiting to happen to her…and if she’s not careful, she’ll give in to certain ruination.

My Review

Some how I missed that this was a novella so I was surprised how quickly it ended. It was definitely a sweet read (no pun intended) but I can’t say I was in love with it. The main reason was we didn’t get to see Stephen actually falling for Rose. The way he pursued her and seemed so head over heels for her right from the beginning made me feel like I had missed something. Maybe his devotion built up in the earlier books which I haven’t read yet so take my comment with a grain of salt.

The other big issue I had was with the ending. <spoiler>I honestly had a hard time believing that after her sister had such a difficult labor that Rose would blithely go off with Stephen. I mean it was like “omg, is my sister going to die, will the baby make it, bam babies born now let’s run off and have sex. Really?! </spoiler>

Other than that it was a light hearted, quick read that did touch on some issues like prejudice against minorities and the challenges they face as a couple.

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One Response

  1. [email protected] cats & burning soup

    I’m always surprised when characters are like that after a huge scary event. I read one recently where the heroines best friend was kidnapped by a serial killer and the next morning she goes off to a soccer game and is cheering away and visiting. Um, really?

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