I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour and to be sharing my review for the utterly charming; The Only Exception by Claire Huston.

The Only Exception

Love in the Comptons #2

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?

This uplifting grumpy-meets-sunshine romance is perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson.

Purchase Link – getbook.at/TheOnlyException


Firstly, let me count the ways why I love this book so much…

Wonderfully engaging and likeable characters who meet In the most natural and unexpected of ways – honestly, Lucinda and Alex could be any one of us standing in an elevator as it breaks down – which really is my idea of hell, but if it means meeting the likes of drop-dead gorgeous Alex😉

Charming and feel-good slow-burning romance (who doesn’t like a romance which makes the reader hanging on every word with anticipation?)

Lots of emotional drama and good humour.

OK, confession time; this is the first book by Claire Huston I’ve read….I know shock and horror! So I hadn’t read the first book in this series; Art and Soul, despite it sitting on my Kindle for who knows how long, but I can say without a doubt that you can very easily read this as a stand-alone, I never felt as though I had missed out on anything, but it has given me the push needed to finally read the first book.

I may have mentioned it but this book really was an absolute delight to read, I really enjoyed the slow-burning romance between Lucinda and Alex, their chemistry is spot on they have an instant attraction. I love the tension which builds from the moment they meet to when they finally give in, the journey to happily ever after is one full of misunderstandings and crossroads.

The Only Exception is an absolute delight; charming and cheerful, perfect for a lazy day of doing nothing but falling into a good book – and this is the perfect book to find yourself falling into.

A definite must-read, if you love the likes of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson then this book is an absolute must-read!

Author Bio

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.

Social Media Links: https://linktr.ee/clairehuston_author

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