A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn

A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2)A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



JQ has the gift of being a great pick me up storyteller, her stories are always smart and alot of fun. The focus on the Smythe-Smith and their crazy family and well known ear bleeding musicals bring a smile to anyone's face if they'll read JQ's books.
A Night Like This follows in the same vein as the book before it Just Like Heaven with it's at times very simple plot. At the sane time reminded me of an older novel On the Way to the Wedding, but lacked the spark I found in On the Way to the Wedding.

Daniel Smythe-Smith was a charming hero, but sometimes really lacked the common sense that he seem to have lost by being on the run for three years once he lays eyes on Anne. Anne seem to show alot of common sense from her own troubles from her past and knew their stations would hinder anything between them. Daniel seem to turn a blind eye to this even when he knew the dangers.

JQ is known from her wicked batter between characters, but it felt dragged out and very stilled. It only seem to brighten when another character would join the fray.

Still the ending did pick up the pace and gained a extra star in my overall rating.Plus the character Hugh Prentice made me curious about his own story.

JQ's books are like a cozy blanket, familiar and fun to snuggle up with and to just pass the time away with.



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