Rival Hearts by Brenda St. John was a cute and adorably romantic read. Lucy and Stefan were all things heart and flowers with an equally cute town setting. If you hadn’t already guess it, this romance is cute. The MCs spend much of the story fighting their feelings for each. The back and forth and push and pull relationship they had with each other made for some great tension and banter, a favorite of mine, but after a bit it felt a little repetitive. Still, the characters were great! Lucy was the sweetest! She takes in stray animals which totally makes her endearing and the hero is a British, witty, and swoony af! Altogether a fun read.
Hi. I’m Brenda. I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for almost six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. We used to have sheep in our backyard! (Sheep!!) Now we have a new housing development, so I mostly avoid looking out the kitchen window.
My novels are unabashedly romantic and run the gamut from angsty feels to make-you-smile swoons. Hitting the USA Today bestseller list has been the highlight of my career so far because – gah – #authorgoals! When I’m not reading or writing, I’m hanging out with The Boy, talking about random things and being overly strict about electronics.
I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.”