A Brit Unexpected by St John Brown
Hollywood celebrity Greyson Vaughn‘s ex-girlfriend is spreading rumors about him to get some attention and she’s hurting his career in the process.
Claire Dyer is at Castle Calder to reconnect with her family and there she meets none other than her favorite Hollywood crush.
While Claire is still processing the situation, grandmother dearest has the most absurdly genius idea…
Grayson could fake-date Claire in order to disperse all rumors about him stalking his ex!
That’s how Grayson and Claire’s story begings.
Claire’s inner monologues were fun, the romance slow burning and sweet and their connection steamy.
I had some issues with it though:
► Even if I appreciated the focus on the MCs’ personalities and insecurities without the usual dramatic external conflict standing in their way, I wished for more character development and less repetitiveness to make this book really stand out and fully engage me.
► From their conversations, I could have sworn both Claire and Greyson were younger than they actually are.
Sex scenes aside, they don’t sound a day over 20 most of the time, while the author states Grayson is 28.
► The ending was too abrupt.
All things considered, I was entertained and I’ll definitely read other books by this author.
⭐ 3 Stars ⭐
*This is book #2 in the Castle Calder series but it can be easily read as a standalone.
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 3 /5
Plot: 3 /5
Hero: 3.5 /5 Super sweet and sensible. His concerns and his handling of the situation realistic.
Heroine: 3 /5 Her insecurities stay exactly the same until the very end. Reading about them all the way through came across as repetitive.
Secondary Characters: 2.5 /5 A bit caricaturish
MC’s chemistry: 3 /5
Recommended to: Adult Romance Readers looking for romance that starts with fake dating and a celebrity MC.
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