This story didn't engage me as much as the first one in the Debutante Files series, but Will Peregrine's story was definitely kept my attention. As a minor character in A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, he really only existed as a way to flesh out Declan and Aurelia's characters as a cousin and brother, respectively. Seeing him step forward was fun for me as a reader.
I'm not going to lie: I was disappointed with this story. After Aurelia gained my love in A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, and made me like her more in An Heiress for All Seasons, I expected an awesome love story for her. What I got was similar to my issues with An Heiress for All Seasons: good characters, weak plot, earning 3 stars.
I really enjoyed this story. Maybe it's because it's one of the only historical romances I've found with an American, an artist, or just the fact that Jeremy Keane is so swoonworthy. Lady Yvette is a spitfire and is perhaps the most modern historical romance heroine I've read so far. Basically, I loved both of them on their own, and together, they really made some snarky and steamy scenes
**Warning: In honor of Jenna Moreci's M.O., there will be cursing in this post**
I've been thinking that phrase over and over again ever since I discovered Jenna Moreci on Youtube way back in April (or March, who the hell even knows?). I always loved her writing-advice videos, her personality, and her book didn't disappoint (I mean, with all the tips she vlogs about, that would have SUCKED). But it didn't, so we're all good.
Now, I don't want to spoil this kick-ass novel because it has one HELL of a plot that you'd kill me for telling you the end. But what I can say is that Evelyn "Eve" Kingston is one of the best heroines I've read in a novel in a long time! I finished the first 12 chapters within 1.5 hours way back in April when I BEGGED Jenna to send me the first 12 chapters before she staged an intervention and told me to wait like the rest of her street team to get the book (which happened yesterday).
I enjoyed this story a lot. The new setting of Scotland was fabulous. I love England, especially London, but there are so many stories about gossip at parties that one can read without them all starting to merge together.
I liked both characters, Lady Sybil and Liam MacBride (that name alone is awesome). They're both headstrong, passionate people who love bickering with each other almost as much as they're physically attracted to each other. But... the constant stereotyping of the other as a way of warning themselves off got a bit stale by the middle. And the meddling mother was a pain in everyone's ass, to be sure.
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