The Only Exception by Claire Huston #BookReview #LoveintheComptons2 #GoldcrestBooks #5*

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

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?

Love in the Comptons series

  1. Art & Soul
  2. The Only Exception

A Fabulous Read!

Claire Huston’s writing just keep getting better and better!

Lucinda Green knows she has no room for complaint and yet she feels as if something is missing from her life. Her catering business is going well and she lives in a small house, renovated to bring out it’s beauty – even if she does have to share it with her ex-fiance. It can’t be the lack of romance – years of non-belief in ‘true love’ have left her immune .. or so she thinks. Then along comes Alex Fraser and there are real sparks between them. As she gets to know him better, Lucinda realises that he is clever, smart and funny – and, oh, not to forget handsome. But, of course, none of that matters because she doesn’t believe in ‘the one’ . . .

This is the author’s third novel and she has definitely developed as a writer in that time. This is easily as good a contemporary romance as I have come across and, although the second in series, it is very much a stand-alone read. Beautifully developed characters and a terrific storyline with plenty going on will entertain even the most discerning of readers. With The Only Exception, Claire Huston puts herself firmly on the stage with the most popular authors and she fully deserves to be mixing with the best sellers. Well worth a full house of sparkling stars and my highest recommendation.

My thanks to the author for my copy of her novel; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: contemporary romance

Author Details

Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire, UK. She writes uplifting modern love stories about characters who are meant for each other but sometimes need help figuring that out.

A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for all the cakes mentioned in her first novel, Art and Soul, on her website along with over 150 other recipes. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.


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