Title: Accidentally In Love
Author: Belinda Missen
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: Sept 11, 2020

Rating: 3/5

Don’t miss the new laugh-out-loud rom com from the author of One Week ’Til Christmas! Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Rosie Walsh and Josie Silver.

In the space of a week, Katharine Patterson has quit her job, decided to move back home, and broken up with the guy she thought was the one.

No big deal.

Because Katharine has a plan. She’s going to open her own art gallery, just like she’s always wanted. What she’s not going to do is worry about boyfriends.

Then she meets Kit, a handsome and talented local artist. He might be the most stubborn person Katharine has ever met. He might also make her feel like no one ever has before.

And Katharine might be about to fall accidentally in love…

Katherine Patterson is a 35-year-old curator at the Webster Fine Art Gallery in London. When a well-awaited promotion is given to Steve, also known as Bloody Foot Fetish Steve, who deserves it less than her, she decides to quit her job. After her boyfriend, John humiliates her at a work dinner, she leaves him too. Kit is an artist and runs an art school at Loxley. He is also a friend of her father’s. They meet and sparks fly. She also decides that she wants to run her art gallery and moves back to her hometown to do so. Can Katherine achieve all that she dreamed of?

I take a deep breath and resist the urge to trip him. ‘I want you.’
He lowers the wheelbarrow and takes a slow deep breath. ‘Well, I must say, that’s the most forward a woman has been with me in years.’ He glances at his wrist. ‘We don’t have long, but I’m sure I could-
‘I didn’t mean it like that.’ My face is on fire.

Katherine and Kit were the best part of this novel. Their humorous, awkward banter brightened the mood. Their scenes were repetitive but funny and realistic. She runs into him everywhere; the bar, their dad’s store, the grocery store. From their very first scene, I shipped them and was waiting for them to get together. Although Kit helped Katherine in many ways, her brother Adam was her all-time rock. I liked his character and hope he gets his book. I also enjoyed how career-oriented Katherine is and all the details regarding art.

‘No’? With a small hand gesture, he offers to take my shopping basket. I let him, and the physical load it relieves almost feels like a metaphoric one, too.

The novel picked up pace in the second half. The ending felt rushed. I enjoyed the dialogue. Most of the lines were comic enough to make me laugh out. Their romantic subplot could've been introduced earlier in the book. This novel is in the first person from Katherine’s perspective. There were a lot of words I haven’t come across in other novels set in London, such as thinners, gauntlet, twonk, and more.

Accidentally in Love delivers what it promises, a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy indeed. Recommended to anyone who wants to read a casual, fun romance. ARC provided by HQ Digital and NetGalley. Thank you. #AccidentallyinLove#NetGalley.

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