Really Really Short Reviews: Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

Really Really Short Reviews

Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)

Just Like Heaven - ver 2 - Julia QuinnPublisher: Avon (May 31st 2011)
Paperback: 374 pages
Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #1
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Honoria Smythe-Smith is:
A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed “Bug” as a child
C) not in love with her older brother’s best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is:
A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend’s younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they:
A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world’s worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

It’s Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is …
D) all of the above

Just Like Heaven:

a) was such an utterly sweet romance (of the childhood friends to lovers type), it’ll give you cavities
b) has a hero that is so adorable shy, it’s perfect.
c) has a heroine that can get things done!
d) has lots-a cute and hilarious moments to make you smile (:

(and e: The Bridgertons make an appearance, too!)


“No. Haven’t you been listening?”

Marcus would always remember that moment. It was to be the first time he would ever be faced with that most vexing of female quirks: the question that had nothing but wrong answers.


“He’d spent his life being a perfect gentleman. He’d never been a flirt. He’d never been a rogue. He hated being the center of attention, but by God, he wanted to be the center of her attention. He wanted to do the wrong thing, the bad thing. He wanted to pull her into his arms and carry her to her bed. He wanted to peel every last inch of her clothing from her body, and then he wanted to worship her. He wanted to show her all the things he wasn’t sure he knew how to say.”

& Yes! There is cake involved!

“I shall have one, too,” he told her. “So that you don’t feel alone.”

She tried not to smile. “That is most generous of you.”

“I am quite certain it is my gentlemanly duty.”

“To eat cake?”

“It is one of the more appealing of my gentlemanly duties,” he allowed.

& For realz, Marcus is so cute!

“He gave her his best smile. His best I-almost-died-so-how-can-you-deny-me smile. Or at least that’s how he hoped it appeared. The truth was, he wasn’t a very accomplished flirt, and it might very well have come across as an I am-mildly-deranged-so-it’s-in-all-of-our-best-interests-if-you-pretend-to-agree-with-me smile.”

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Really Really Short Reviews: Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn”

  1. I forgot about this one! It was a fun read! I love the short review.

    1. Every so often, I go back and read it because it’s so cute, haha! Thanks (:

  2. Awww it sounds like so much fun with the lists! The writing sounds really fun and fresh too. Love the sound of it, great review hun!

    1. It is lots a fun, and quite adorable, haha. Definitely recommend Julia Quinn if you want fun and fresh historical romances 😉 Thanks, Jeann!

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