Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review ~ ONCE UPON A SUMMER NIGHT ~ Nancy Scanlon

Once Upon a Summer Night by Nancy Scanlon

As one of the O'Rourke time-traveling Protectors, Colin O'Rourke is destined for one woman only. His instinct tells him he's found her when she wanders into his cousin's garden, but she's as enigmatic as she is charming. He vows to find her, but first, he has to deal with his professional life. He's about to take his matchmaking business overseas, but a prominent gossip columnist publishes a slanderous article about is company, threatening their success before they even open their doors. The columnist agrees to retract her article...if he can successfully match her stubbornly-single niece.

Eleanor Carberry is content with her life as a London bookshop owner. She has everything she needs―books, tea, and an aunt who is more like a mother. With all her aunt has done for her, when she asks Ellie to try out an American matchmaking company, Ellie reluctantly agrees.

When Colin and Ellie meet, they immediately recognize each other―Ellie as his soul mate, and Colin as the man from the garden. Colin's bound by contract to find Ellie an Englishman...and if he doesn't, he'll lose the business he's worked so hard to grow. Despite the distance he tries to keep between them, Fate has other plans when Ellie takes an unexpected trip back in time...once upon a summer night.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I hadn't read the first two books so I wasn't sure what I was in for, but it sounded pretty good. I love reading books set in Ireland and Scotland so I jumped at the chance to read this. Not only is the setting right up my alley but so is the time travel aspect of the story. Needless to say, I LOVED this book. In fact, when I finished it, I grabbed the first two in the series. That being said, I had no trouble reading it as a standalone.
I completely fell in love with every character in this book and I truly hope Ms. Scanlon continues with the stories of the secondary characters (REILLY!!). This book will capture your imagination and not let go. (I read it in one sitting.)
The story takes you from Boston to Ireland to London and beyond. It's engaging, absorbing and flows perfectly. I didn't want it to end, that's why I grabbed the first two books!
The characters are well developed and well written. Aiden and Reilly are hilarious. I have to say, I did beat Ellie in falling in love with Colin because well, what's not to love about tall, blonde, and incredibly gorgeous. And he's a protector to boot. And smart. And filthy rich. See!?!

I received a copy from the publisher via netgalley for my honest review.

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