Lucinda Green knows something is missing from her life. But what? Her catering business is enjoying modest success and she loves her cosy house, even if she does have to share it with her irritating ex-fiancé.
Whatever’s making her unsettled and edgy, Lucinda’s certain that a lack of romance isn’t the problem. How could it be when she doesn’t believe in true love?
But Lucinda’s beliefs are shaken by a series of electric encounters with Alex Fraser, a newly-notorious actor who gradually proves himself to be infuriatingly funny and smart, as well as handsome.
Not that any of that matters. Because Lucinda doesn’t believe in all that ‘The One’ nonsense. That’s the rule.
But doesn’t every rule have an exception?
What I Thought:
Claire Huston has returned to her Love in the Comptons series, with book two, The Only Exception. This time, Lucinda Green navigates love and complicated circumstances as she finds herself interested in a most unsuitable man when she feels she should be concentrating on her business.
As with the first book in the series, Art and Soul, this is a light, warm, romantic story that is very much welcome in the present climate, telling the story of nice things happening to nice people. The journey to the happy ending is the fun part as Lucinda and love interest Alex verbally spar their way to love. They do so in the beautifully-written affluent and rural community with some brilliantly snobbish and demanding characters that we first met in the first book – and some familiar characters crop up along the way.
You certainly don’t have to have read Art and Soul to read this book, as it works very well as a standalone novel, but you would be missing out if you didn’t do so – both books are a breath of fresh air and I can’t wait for Claire to write another…
About the Author:
Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two children. She writes uplifting modern love stories about characters who are meant for each other but sometimes need a little help to realise it.
A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for over a hundred sweet treats at clairehuston.co.uk. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.