Brighter Than the Sun

Brighter Than the Sun - Julia Quinn My enjoyment of this book was night and day from book one. (Get it? Everything and the Moon, Brighter Than the Sun, night and day?)

I only occasionally wanted to kill Charles, which might make him the most tolerable of Quinn's male love interests. I loved Ellie a lot. A LOT a lot. I thought the little mystery was clever and neatly showed that not everyone in a household accepts sudden changes to the status quo. In all, it was a great take on the marriage of convenience plot.

On the negative side, the big mystery at the end was totally silly and felt like it belonged in a different book. Ellie reads completely differently than she did as a side character in Moon, as did her family's motivations.

Still, a significant increase from book one.