Series: n/a

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Historical

Age: Adult


Thank you to Del Rey and NetGalley for an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What can I say but “AHHHH!!!” This book was so unbelievably adorable. I mean it was CUTE and it was hilarious and witty. One aspect I really liked was the narrator, I loved the little bit of fourth wall breaking and the asides. They made me laugh quite a bit. At the same time some of that went on for a bit, and made the pacing slow of the book. By about the 60% mark I was a bit less enthralled with the book, but nonetheless still enjoyed it.

As a sapphic romance I can say this was a slow burn, and quite a charming one. It had your historical fiction regency feel, but you also had a bit of magic and mayhem.

I adored the side characters, especially Lizzie and John. I absolutely need books for the both of them at some point in the future. And of course, Mae and the Duke I also loved.

Other things that I loved about this book:

⭐ the plot. The plot was really sectioned into two parts, and while I felt the first part was stronger, the second part was also good

⭐ the friendships in this book. Lizzie and Mae for one, I loved their banter and friendliness with each other, and I love how they interacted with John.

⭐ the families. HILARIOUS. I feel like this was a bit more Julia Quinn style family regency than other such books. So — loved that part.

⭐ how religion was tackled in this book — I found it was done very well.

Overall, this was a great book full of romance, plot, action, swooning, mystery and magic. 100% recommend this book to EVERYONE.