Age Group: Adult
Source: ARC from Author
Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
In this quirky, sexy novel set against the lively, music-filled backdrop of Austin, Texas, a young woman learns that romance can wreak havoc with even the best laid plans. . .
It started innocently enough. While browsing in one of Austin’s funky little shops, Nicola James is intrigued by a blank vintage journal she finds hidden among a set of Jane Austen novels. Even though Nic is a straight-laced engineer, she’s still a sucker for anything Austen-esque. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to disbelief once she starts writing in the journal–because somehow, it’s writing her back. . .
Miss Nicola James will be sensible and indulge in a little romance. Those twelve tiny words hit Nic like a thunderbolt, as if her diary was channeling Austen herself! Itching for a bit of excitement, Nic decides to follow her “Fairy Jane’s” advice. The result: a red-hot romance with a sexy Scottish musician who charms his way into Nic’s heart in about five seconds flat.
Sean MacInnes is warm, funny, and happens to think Nic is the most desirable woman he’s ever met. But a guy like Sean doesn’t exactly fit into her Life Plan. With no one but Fairy Jane to guide her, Nic must choose between the life she thought she wanted–and the kind of happy ending she never saw coming. . ..
|This book is so Magical! I seriously could not stop smiling and laughing while I was reading it. I didn’t want it to end at all. I loved that the chapter titles were the bits of advice from the journal and I loved the Jane Austen Quotes. This books makes me want to pick up the Collected works of Jane Austen and rediscover their magic.
Nicola James is one of my favorite female main characters that I have read about in a long time. She is funny and quirky, awkward and geeky and I loved all of her off-beat traits. She is just so freaking adorable and I loved how awkward she was in most of the situations involving Sean. It made her so likable to me. Although I must say, I’m not sure I’m 100% sold on the kilt. (but if anyone could pull it off it would be Sean, that’s for sure.)
Beck and Gabe are such great side characters too. I really enjoyed reading about them and Beck cracked me up! But the real start of this book was Sean. Oh boy, I need to get myself a Sean! I don’t think they make them like him anymore. He has it all, a sexy accent, determined, super yummy, and best of all he is a sweet gentleman! How could you not like him? I was honestly shocked that Nic held out for as long as she did.
The Jane Austen journal was such a cute touch of magic to the book, and I loved learning about it. I will admit that I thought some of the older background entries were a bit too much, and I caught myself skimming some of the later ones. But other than that, the book was so awesome! I loved it. It is such a fun, cute read and the romance in it is excellently sweet! Check out this book ASAP.
Be sure to check out alyssagoodnight.com. She is going to be having an Austen-tatious scavenger hunt counting down the release of her magical new book! Go to her site for more details.
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