Rash and Rationality by Ellen Mint is the second book in the “Happy Ever After Austen” series. I received this book as a review copy from StoryOrigin and am thankful to them for the same.
FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR ELLEN MINT
Book two in the Happily Ever Austen series
Love is a lot closer and more complicated than Marty ever dreamed.
Marty Dashwood is a true romantic. Hearts, chocolates, kisses on the hand—the whole nine yards. His killjoy brother Eldon doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but one day Marty will have the perfect meet-cute, she’ll fall helplessly in love with him and they’ll live happily ever after.
Brandy’s worked with Marty for almost two years. He’s the best friend she could ever have hoped for after the accident that took her husband. So she should be happy that Marty finally found what he’d always wanted, right?
So why does it feel like every time she sees Marty with the ‘Social-Media Angel’ he rescued from a mugger, a piece breaks off her heart? How can she explain any of this to him before she loses her best friend forever?
Rash and Rationality is a modern gender-swapped friends-to-lovers Sense & Sensibility, set in a cozy bookshop.
Brandy Benson met the love of her life at seventeen, married him at twenty, owned a tiny bakery at twenty two and was widowed at twenty four. After Kevin’s death, she sold the bakery and is now working at a bookstore, Turn The Page.
Martin Dashwood has been her co-worker since she joined the bookstore and later, he became her best friend. Marty is the impractical romantic one, unlike his serious elder brother, Eldon.
Brandy and Martin spent time together, watching movies and then Martin falls for Janeth Willows, a beautiful girl he rescues. Janeth is everything Marty is not.
Brandy is not comfortable with the same.
Having read the first book in the series, I was looking forward to reading this one. But, this can be read as a standalone. The story is simple, friends to lovers kind of story. The setting is a book shop and the main characters work there.
I loved the friendship between Brandy and Marty and the bickering between Marty and Eldon. The feelings of both Marty and Brandy have been described. Even the secondary characters like Eldon, Mel, and Marty’s mother are interesting.
The story is well written, a bit long, in a simple language and the twist was interesting. The descriptions are detailed.
DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.