Book Review: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Get ready for a sweet and swoony story that's outright fun to read! Much Ado About You will definitely fit the bill. You're going to fall in love with Evie and Roane in this witty romantic comedy!

Book Review: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.

At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling's life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There's no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.

Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she's drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can't deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.

4 out of 5 stars

This was such a sweet and entertaining read. There were so many fun scenes that had me smiling. I loved getting to know Evie and Roane and couldn’t get enough of the small-town vibe of the village and the cast of characters involved.

Evie was delightful. I liked the personal mission she was on to find herself and the courage she had to do that. I loved her and Roane's meeting and the pull they had between them, his reactions to her were adorable. There was a fantastic build as they became friends and I really liked the sizzle growing between them. I loved learning Evie’s history and her reasons for holding back. I almost felt bad for Roane at times, he seemed so tortured by his feelings for her. Roane was so charming and swoon-worthy but sometimes he seemed too good to be true. I liked all the hints that maybe things weren’t all that they seemed and was filled with anticipation waiting to find out just what was up. There was a really good build to that moment where everything is learned, it felt like feelings exploding and I loved it.

The writing was really good and I enjoyed the pace. The story is told from first person single POV, but I longed to get inside Roane’s head. I loved the descriptions making me want to travel to this little village. I loved the townspeople and the relationships Evie formed with them and her well-meaning meddling, she had such a big heart.

This was fast-paced, engaging, and witty, with a wonderful slow burn feel happening. There was also a nice mix of mild drama and emotion to round it all out. I had a great time reading it!

Complimentary copy received from Berkley Romance.

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Thank you Berkley Romance for the advanced copy of Much Ado About You.

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