Review: A Brit on the side by Brenda St John Brown



A Brit on the Side

By Brenda St John Brown


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Bea’s English escape plan: 

  • Work in a real British castle
  • Quality time with bestie
  • Figure out what spotted dick really is
  • Fall for bestie’s older brother. Hard. 

Bea Gillespie would rather do anything than teach summer school math two classrooms down from her ex-fiancé. So when her best friend, Scarlett, invites her to England for the summer to work in her family’s castle-turned-hotel, she jumps at the chance.

Now Bea’s an ocean away from her problems at home, but she’s got a bigger one. A British one. Scarlett’s older brother, Jasper, is at Castle Calder for the summer, too. And he’s as sexy and smart as Bea remembers. Two years ago Jasper came stateside, and he and Bea shared a hot weekend. But that’s all it was — a weekend. One she purposely didn’t tell Scarlett about.

It didn’t feel like much of a secret until now. As Bea falls for Jasper, what started off as a fling begins feeling more and more like the kind of thing you’d gush about to your best friend. If you hadn’t been lying to her all along.


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Jennifer’s Review

A Brit on the Side by Brenda St John Brown is a fun read that I absolutely loved.  Bea is spending her summer working at Castle Calder, when she has the opportunity to revisit and old flame, her best friend’s older brother.  With questions circling Bea’s mind about Jasper, Scarlett’s brother, her ex-fiancé, Theo, and her best friend, Scarlett’s feelings about all of them, she has a lot to keep her busy while spending her summer in England.  And hopefully, Bea can find herself in the answers she seeks.

The characters in A Brit on the Side were so incredibly relatable.  Bea, Scarlett, and Claire were honest, real, and a little bit snarky.  I could imagine this group of friends as some of my own.  Add in the rest of the Castle Calder family and you’re in for a good time.  I hope you enjoy A Brit on the Side as much as I did.



About Brenda


I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for nearly six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. There are sheep everywhere! Sheep!! (This is so strange to me I always have to say it twice. With multiple exclamation points.)


My novels are about teens and twenty-somethings kissing. I especially love writing sweet moments that end with a sizzle. For more info on all of my books (including one you can read for FREE), visit my website at


I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.”



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Posted August 15, 2016 by gsbookblog in 4.5 stars / 0 Comments

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