• Royal Valentine

  • A Museum of Literature Romance, Book 1
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Sara Young
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (275 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Molly Graham doesn't believe in love at first sight or fairy tales. She's been burned too many times before. But when she stumbles across a very handsome British professor, Albert George, seeking refuge in her office during the Museum of Literature's Valentine's Day gala for the opening of their Austen exhibit, she can't help but be drawn to the fellow introverted academic. Together, they ghost out of the event and embark upon a monthlong love affair. Just as she’s rethinking her stance on happily ever afters, he disappears. 

Afraid something bad has happened, she searches for him only to discover there is no Albert George affiliated with the university. She's been played for a fool. But when she travels to England to return the Jane Austen exhibition materials on loan from the Whitmore Estate, Molly is introduced to Earl Whitmore and his grandson Lord Insley - or, as she knows him, Albert George. She is shocked and dismayed to discover she’s fallen in love with a viscount in line to be an earl. 

Although he had to leave her unexpectedly, he hasn't been able to forget her, and he wants to win her back. But she refuses to be taken in twice. He’ll have to channel his inner Fitzwilliam Darcy to prove to her that love conquers all.

©2022 Jenn McKinlay (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Darling whirlwind, wilted conflict

A cute cozy, modern day romance. The first half is set in NY and provides a fun meet-cute, followed by a Hallmark-style whirlwind romance in The Big Apple that is profanity-free and fades to black after kisses. Then, as the summary states, he ghosts.

The second half was decidedly less cute because (a) there is zero reason, in an age of phones, internet, and flower shops, why he couldn't say something or send apology flowers or do anything other than be silent for a whole month and (b) she had way too many silly reasons to hold a grudge.

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Delightful Valentine Romance

Jenn McKinlay has created a happily ever after, fairy tale of a romance! Just the right length for an afternoon listen.

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Less than fluff

Decided on this to lighten the day as I worked at those. What a bore. There were near glimmers of creativity occasionally, but not enough to lift this story off the floor. What a waste of time and energy and $1.95.

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Molly Graham, register of the Museum of Literature, is forced to attend the Valentines Day gala being hosted. She meets a handsome academic and they fall into a relationship. Then he disappears and her attempt to track him fails. Devastated she much escort a collection of Jane Austen book back to Bath, England and finds her man in the Viscount. Can they recover from the past. A sweet story of love at first sight.

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Less than 4 hours

Cute book but less than 4 hours long. This storyline is entertaining and very simple but it made me smile and I’m glad I listened. Narrator did a great job.

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Delightful Romance

This was an enjoyable light romance story. The narrator was very animated and voiced the various characters well.

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Cute quick read

I thought this book was so cute! It was easy to listen to and had some really sweet bits.

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sweet and swoony

a sweet little fairytale of a contemporary romance novella! museums, libraries, nobles, and Austen inspired scenery

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  • RW
  • 07-27-22

Such a short book and so not worth it

I could not get past how unlikeable the main female character persisted to be throughout the book. Just got worse and worse. Not even worth the 1.95 spent.

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  • JT
  • 07-27-22

Fun quick listen

A good rainy afternoon fairy tale. Just a fun listen and escape. Perfect quick listen.