Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Review: What Happens In London by Julia Quinn

Rating 4.5!!!
Book Description (from author's website):
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 is definitely up to something.
Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security. He's not a spy, but he's had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than a nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself...

My Thoughts: I have been reading Julia Quinn for years. I always know it's the end of June, because Ms. Quinn's new book is out. This was vintage Julia Quinn. A spunky heroine and a wonderful hero fall in love with some bumps along the way.
Rumors about our hero Harry Valentine say that he killed his fiance. So naturally our heroine Olivia needs to find out if that is true and decide to spy on Harry from her window that looks into his study. Harry has worked for the War Office translating documents from Russian to English. Harry knows right away that Olivia is watching him, he just doesn't know why. It's very funny when Harry's cousin Sebastian tells him about the rumors. There are so many laugh out loud moments in the book. The only thing that kept this from being a 5 for me was the ending, it felt a bit rushed.

Overall a very good book and highly recommended.


Mandi said...

I loved this book too...Harry was so cute:)

Judi Fennell said...

Ack! I haven't had a chance to read it yet - I got an electronic ARC back at the end of May and have been just too busy to read it! Can't wait though, especially since it's "vintage Julia Quinn." I love her books!

Tracy said...

I'm reading this now. I'll have to read it and then come back and look at your review!

Tracy said...

Loved it so much! So glad you liked it as well!