Blame It on the Brontes by Annie Sereno

Title:  Blame It on the Brontes
Author:  Annie Sereno
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing) 
Genre:  Romance, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  371
Date of Publication:  3 May, 2022
My Rating:  2.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

This one didn’t really work for me and that both surprised and disappointed me. It’s got so much of what I love -  literary references, classic books, second chance romance, the hint of a new beginning, career-wise, but I felt an odd disconnect from the story and the characters. There was a lot, a whole lot of miscommunication between the main characters and I’m not a fan of that trope. 

I wasn’t the right reader for this. 

eARC kindly provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


She’s going to write her own happy ending.

English professor Athena Murphy is an authority on the novels of the Brontë sisters. But as they say in academia, 
publish or perish. To save her job, Athena decides to write a biography of C.L. Garland, the author heating up bestseller lists with spicy retellings of classic literature. Tracking down the reclusive writer and uncovering her secret identity, though, means Athena must return to her small midwestern hometown where Garland—and her ex-boyfriend, Thorne Kent—live.

Seeing Thorne again reminds Athena that real life 
never lives up to fiction. He was the Heathcliff to her Catherine, the Mr. Rochester to her Jane. Not only did their college breakup shatter that illusion, but they also broke each other’s hearts again a second time. Now she has to see him nearly every...single…day.

The only solution is to find C.L. Garland as quickly as possible, write the book, and get the heck out of town. As her deadline looms and the list of potential C.L. Garlands dwindles, Athena and Thorne bicker and banter their way back to friendship. Could it really be true that the third time’s a charm?

Athena and Thorne have a love story only a Brontë could write, and the chance for their own happily-ever-after, but first, they’ll need to forgive the mistakes of the past.


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