Reviewed by: Book Addict

Just Like Heaven
by Julia Quinn

Published May 31, 2011 by Avon

Honoria Smyhe-Smith has always looked up to her brother’s best friend. Following them around when she was a kid earned her the moniker ‘Bug’. She’s decided she’s ready to settle down and is on the hunt for the perfect man.

Marcus Holroyd, Earl of Chatteris, has dearly missed spending time with his best friend’s family. Since Daniel’s flight from danger he has been mostly alone. All of that changes during a house party in the country where Marcus stumbles upon Honoria’s marriage scheme.

Yes, they both love sweets and have known each other since they were kids but will that be enough to get them through the horror that is the Smythe-Smith musicale?

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Marcus Holroyd grew up a lonely only child until the day he met Daniel Smythe-Smith at school. Daniel was from a large, loving family and Marcus was quickly brought into the fold. So of course he would have an affection for Daniel’s little sister and of course he would agree to look after her in her brother’s absence. What he never expected was to realize his affections were more than brotherly.

Honoria Smythe-Smith needs a husband, if for no other reason that to escape her yearly duty as a violinist in the Smythe-Smith musicale. Honoria really is no good on the instrument, but family duty must come above else. When she runs into childhood friend Marcus Holroyd, she is shocked to discover their mutual attraction. Determined not to pursue the man who nicknamed her ‘Bug’, she sets her sights on another.

It will take more than chocolate cake to bring these two together…

I adored the story of Honoria and Marcus. This book was delightfully free of any huge secrets, lurking villains or perilous choices. That is not to say that there were not surprises - there were! And that is also not to say that the couple did not have obstacles to overcome - they did! At its heart, Must Like Heaven was a beautiful love story about two people who could not be more perfect for one another. The way Honoria nurses Marcus back to health is so sweet and the way Marcus happily gives himself to the torture of the Smythe-Smith musicale is quite adorable.
A perfect quick read with a wonderful happy ending!
Lucero Guerrero
10/14/2011 05:57:23 am

I love this book. Julia Quinn is such a talented author!

Diane Sallans
10/14/2011 04:39:11 pm

Nor surprised you gave this book five roses - I've loved all of Julia Quinn's books that I've read!

10/24/2011 07:18:34 am

Although not a lot happens, this book had a certain sweetness to it. Marcus was so lonely for family, yet didn't quite realize it. Also, the scene where Honoria nurses Marcus back to health and he can hear what's going on is terrific writing.

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