By Alyssa Goodnight
During this quirky, horny novel set opposed to the full of life, music-filled backdrop of Austin, Texas, a tender lady learns that romance can wreak havoc with even the easiest laid plans. . .
It begun innocently adequate. whereas looking in a single of Austin's funky little retailers, Nicola James is intrigued via a clean classic magazine she reveals hidden between a collection of Jane Austen novels. even supposing Nic is a straight-laced engineer, she's nonetheless a sucker for whatever Austen-esque. yet her enthusiasm fast turns to disbelief as soon as she begins writing within the journal--because someway, it's writing her again. . .
Miss Nicola James can be good and take pleasure in a bit romance. these twelve tiny phrases hit Nic like a thunderbolt, as though her diary used to be channeling Austen herself! Itching for slightly pleasure, Nic comes to a decision to stick with her "Fairy Jane's" suggestion. the end result: a red-hot romance with an attractive Scottish musician who charms his manner into Nic's middle in approximately 5 seconds flat.
Sean MacInnes is hot, humorous, and occurs to imagine Nic is the main fascinating girl he's ever met. yet a man like Sean doesn't precisely healthy into her lifestyles Plan. without one yet Fairy Jane to lead her, Nic needs to choose from the existence she inspiration she wanted--and the type of satisfied finishing she by no means observed coming. . ..
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Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight