Review + Giveaway: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys #2) by Julia Quinn
While you were sleeping…
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He’s unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier’s life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie…
I told everyone I was your wife
When Edward comes to, he’s more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out six months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he’d always assumed he’d marry his neighbor back in England.
If only it were true…
Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.
Julia Quinn is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels for Avon Books, and one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is the second book in the Rokesbys series and can be read as a standalone. I could only describe it as a charming and very romantic novel. I was engaged.
Cecilia was such a relatable heroine, and Captain Rokesby was a sweet and caring man, I could easily fall in love with him. They were both highly likable.
I’ll always love Julia Quinn’s books since I’m a huge fan, but I found this novel sadly lacking. I missed a spark, that humor that the author is famous for. It was a slow paced romance and not much happened for 2/3 of the book, but I absolutely loved the ending.
Looking forward to Andrew’s book!
I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.
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