MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by Samantha Young
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Who would like to join me in running away from life to a cute English village and running a small quaint bookshop? Because truly that’s what this book is about, and I am so here for it.
Evie is done. Done with dating. Done with her dead end job. Done with dealing with her mom. She’s in her 30’s and while all her friends are settling down and starting families, she just feels lonely. After being stood up on a date and passed over for a job promotion that should have been hers, she makes a life altering decision. She’s going to rent an apartment and run a bookshop in a small English village for a month and try to find herself and what she wants out of life.
Evie is loving the village and the residents and has made friends with super hot, super single Roane. But as attractive as he is Evie can’t act on her attraction since she has vowed off men, and this trip isn’t to find love. It’s to find herself. So instead they spend every free moment together as friends. Only friends. And we alllll know how that goes in a romance novel. But stuff comes to light and things get tense. Will Evie be able to get past it?
For some reason sometimes romance reviews are the hardest for me to write. We all know how romance novels end 99% of the time, but I still worry about writing spoilers. haha. So instead of trying to write anymore about the premise of the book, I’m going to instead just write about why I really enjoyed it.
The setting. Guys… I miss traveling, and this book made me miss traveling so much more.
The author. Samantha Young is a genius in storytelling. She makes it so easy for you to fall in love with the characters.
The Slow burn. This one had some tension and the characters had so much chemistry. Again, thanks to Samantha Young for being able to write about such realistic characters that you can’t stop rooting for them.
The characters. I loved all of them. And I really hope she will continue in this world and write a book about a couple of them.
I will say that the instalove was super instalove. I’m typically not a fan of instalove and this one did bug me a bit, but I think its just personal preference. With that said, it didn’t ruin the story at all for me, just made me roll my eyes from the cheesiness a bit. haha.
With that said, I’m going to be recommending this book out to everyone. MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU was such a fun, fast paced, addictive story!
*Thank you Berkley Romance for the review copy!