on May 26, 2014 :
This short novel is a delightful blend of suspense and romance.
James, renamed Mr. Smith by Aden is an ex-solider employed as Adens’ Bodyguard who grow fond of each other but there is an interesting twist involving Adens’ cousin Witt who has eyes on her estate and a jealous streak for the golden girl of the family.
The author did an excellent job of developing the characters and I came to adore Aden and found her unusual behaviour for coping quite intriguing and enjoyed how her strengths showed when she needed it most.
A unique book I enjoyed immensely and highly recommend as a great light read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Jan. 25, 2012 :
Not Really Mr. Smith is a well-written & engaging tale. I found myself smiling at the playfulness portrayed at times. The romance was there, but it didn't overwhelm the rest of the story.
After Aden's mother's death, unable to cope she withdraws from reality. So much so that she even feels the need to rename everyone she meets.
When a young man is hired to protect her from a imminent threat, Aden is intrigued by him, and therefore comes slowly back to her true self through love and fear.
I found a few typos in my version of the book, which pulled me out of the story for a second, but otherwise it was thoroughly enjoyable.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on Jan. 22, 2012 :
This book was ok. I found it hard to relate to the characters, especially the main character Aden, who refuses to deal with reality, and has kind of annoying ways of creating her own reality. I also found that the book ended really quickly. The book was sweet, but I found it hard to get into because of my dislike for the main character.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Jan. 20, 2012 :
I enjoyed this book. It kept me up late into the night finishing it. Definitely a recommend. Thanks for sharing.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)