Rash and Rationality by Ellen Mint – Book Review

Rash and Rationality by Ellen Mint – Book Review

Rash and Rationality by Ellen Mint

Rash and Rationality
Happily Ever Austen Book Two

Author – Ellen Mint
Publisher – Totally Bound Publishing
Pages – 192
Released – 28th July 2020
Format – ebook
Review by – Linda
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Love is a lot closer and more complicated than Marty ever dreamed.

Marty Dashwood is a true romantic. Hearts, chocolates, kisses on the hand—the whole nine yards. His killjoy brother Eldon doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but one day Marty will have the perfect meet-cute, she’ll fall helplessly in love with him and they’ll live happily ever after.

Brandy’s worked with Marty for almost two years. He’s the best friend she could ever have hoped for after the accident that took her husband. So she should be happy that Marty finally found what he’d always wanted, right?

So why does it feel like every time she sees Marty with the ‘Social-Media Angel’ he rescued from a mugger, a piece breaks off her heart? How can she explain any of this to him before she loses her best friend forever?

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Rash and Rationality is the second book in the “Happy Ever After Austen” series, though it works as a standalone as I haven’t read the first book.

A lot of the plot is set in a bookshop where the two main characters, Marty Dashwood and Brandy work. They are the best of friends. Marty is forever the romantic looking for the one and only. Brandy is still grieving for her deceased husband.

The book starts with the two of them enjoying work and also spending some evenings together, we also meet Eldon, Marty’s older and more serious brother.

This is a lovely romantic tale of Marty finding his true love and how he organises romantic Jane Austen themed dates. Marty thinks he has found the woman of his dreams after he rescues her. She is his complete opposite a “social media angel” who might not be that into the relationship as he thinks.

The story is light-hearted and fun but has the seriousness of lost love and heartache underneath too. It is well written with good use of language and references including Austen type quotes. The plot steadily played out and I really enjoyed Marty’s antics, though my heart went out to Brandy as she has to watch from the sidelines and felt pushed aside by Marty.

Rash and Rationality is a lovely summery read with lots of romance, the Austen way, though with a twist. I can definitely recommend this book.

Book Reviewer – Linda

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About the Author

Ellen Mint adores the adorkable heroes who charm with their shy smiles and heroines that pack a punch. She recently won the Top Ten Handmaid’s Challenge on Wattpad where hers was chosen by Margaret Atwood.

Her books, Undercover Siren and Fever are available at Amazon as well as a short story in the Lucky Between The Sheets anthology.

Married, she lives in Nebraska with her dog named after Granny Weatherwax. Her hobbies include gaming, painting, and halloween prop making. The basement is full of skeletons because they ran out of room in the closets.

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