Maid in England by Brenda St John Brown

 

Title: Maid in England

Series: The I Do Crew #1

Author: Brenda St John Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Blurb
TO: The guy who dumped me because of my career
FROM: The woman hired to save yours
RE: I am 150,000% over you. 
Alastair,
I’m on the 11:14
train out of London, so I’ll be there by 3:00. To make this as painless as
possible, I thought it would help to establish key ground rules:
 1. No rehashing our past relationship. Yes, we were engaged, but it’s been twelve
years and I’m over you.
  2. I’m very good at my job and that job is to help you shed the “reclusive” part of
the whole “reclusive rock star” vibe you’ve got going on. Brace yourself.
  3. My plan is to have this wrapped up by Friday, so save your smoldering looks until
I’m gone, please. (I assume you still smolder?) I’m immune now. See item #1.
 4. My cousin is getting married and guess who’s a bridesmaid? Funny, huh? Almost as funny as the fiancée you dumped because you thought she was married to her job
now saving yours.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Except almost. That one time.
Remi
P.S. Have I mentioned I’m totally, completely 150,000% over you? 

 

My review:

Remi is a soon-to-be 35 year old successful publicist in London. She is given the task of making talented area singer/songwriter Alistair Wells visible, in order for his agent to secure a high profile gig as opening act on a more famous singer’s tour. She hesitates, since she and Alistair were engaged once upon a time, but he broke up with her 12 years ago for putting her job above everything else.

He doesn’t seem happy about working with her, although he comes around to the idea. As his career is taking off, though, Remi is having an epiphany about her own life and career and reevaluating everything.

These two have a lot to work through, though. With his musical career exploding and taking him away, can they make things work a second time?

It was so nice getting little glimpses of characters from the Castle Calder series, although this is completely a standalone and you definitely don’t feel like you are missing information if you haven’t read those books first. (Although I highly recommend reading them, they are fantastic.) I did really like Remi and Alistair both. Remi’s assistant Vera and Alistair’s friend Amy are both wonderful characters as well.

I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like about this book. I admit I was confused about the title at first, because there is no maid in the story. But then it dawned on me… Remi is a bridesmaid in her cousin’s wedding. *lightbulb moment*

Overall: Get this book! It was an engaging, lovely read.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Author Bio
Brenda is a displaced New Yorker living in the English
countryside. She’s lived in the UK long enough to gain dual citizenship, but
still doesn’t understand Celsius. However, she has learned the appropriate use
of the word “pants”. And how to order a proper bacon bap/barm/buttie. Because,
well, bacon.
Brenda writes contemporary romance to make you giggle and
swoon. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, running and reading. In
theory, she also enjoys cooking, but it’s more that she enjoys eating and, try
as she might, she can’t live on Doritos alone.
For more information or to connect with Brenda visit http://brendastjohnbrown.com
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