Plain English by Rachel Spangler

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When a no-strings, romantic adventure begins to slip into something more, Pip and Claire are each forced to confront the pressures they were trying to avoid.


Reconnect with your favorite characters from Spangler’s best-selling romances, Full English and Modern English

When Claire Bailey left London to open her own art gallery in the tiny village of Amberwick, she’d hoped the slower pace and lower cost of living might allow her to focus on her own painting, away from all the drama and distractions that had plagued her in the city.  She fully intended to make an honest go at simple living right up until the moment a shockingly attractive aristocrat rocketed off the road and knocked her world off its axis.

Pip has learned to play the part of a ne’er-do-well upper elite: charismatic, enigmatic, and a little bit erratic. Luckily, women tend to like those characteristics. After leading such a charmed existence, where even motorcycles wrecks come with the added bonus of meeting beautiful women, Pip finds that Claire’s complete lack of interest in money or status sparks both curiosity and attraction.

Surrendering to both boredom and sheer chemistry, the two agree to an unconventional, no-strings, romantic adventure designed to provide them both a bit of freedom and entertainment. However, once released from the pressure to project perfect images of themselves, the walls they depended on for protection begin to crumble. Worlds blend and identities blur as their whirlwind romance quickly becomes more than they bargained for. Will their almost elemental attraction be enough to overcome the complexities rushing in from all sides?  Or will the pressures they’ve both sought to escape force them to forge a new path neither of them had dared to dream of?

“Spangler writes fights and misunderstandings with heartbreaking precision, but she puts her characters’ hearts—and the readers’—back together by the end.” —JAIME GREEN, The New York Times Book Review

“Said before, and say again, Rachel’s writing style is so natural it makes the reader feel the sense of eavesdropping—a polished skill for authors.” —GRADY HARP, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer

RACHEL SPANGLER is the Goldie, IPPY, and Alice B award-winning author of twenty women-loving-women romance novels, including the Lambda Literary Award finalists Heart of the Game, Perfect Pairing, Close to Home, and In Development. They live with their wife and son in Western New York, and always make time for a good romance, whether reading it, writing it or living it.

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1 review for Plain English by Rachel Spangler

  1. Marianne Ratcliffe (verified owner)

    I’m in awe of this book. The dialogue, the intimacy and the chemistry were all top notch. I’ve met few characters more charming than Pip, and even fewer as wise as Claire. No only a great read, it is also a courageous and authentic exploration of genderfluidity within a romance setting.

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