I am going to be reviewing a book that’s tagline had me hooked from the first time I read it. Being a bookworm, who loves various genres, I fell hard for this Historical Fiction. It is a take on one of my favorite movies and let me tell you the cover is beautiful!!!!
“Pretty Woman meets the Bridgertons in this witty, vivacious historical take on 90s romcoms by USA Today bestselling author Amalie Howard:
“Refreshing, steamy, and stocked with characters you don’t normally get to see in the genre—a must-read author.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Fabulous writing . . . such a delicious escape. Utterly delightful!”
—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
“Amalie Howard tells a story with self-assured style, wit, and energy . . . her writing sparkles!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
Lord Lysander Blackstone, the stern Duke of Montcroix, has only one interest: increasing his considerable fortune. After a series of betrayals, he keeps his emotions buried deep. Money, after all, can’t break a man’s heart—or make promises it can’t keep. But when his reputation for being heartless jeopardizes a new business deal, he finds himself seeking a most unusual—and alluring—solution . . .
Once an up-and-coming ballerina, Miss Geneviève Valery is now hopelessly out of work. After refusing to become a wealthy patron’s mistress, Nève was promptly shown the door to the streets. When she accidentally saves the life of a handsome duke, she doubts the encounter will go any better than her last brush with nobility. But instead of propositioning her, Montcroix makes Nève an offer she would be a fool to refuse: act as his fake fiancée in exchange for fortune enough to start over.
Only neither is prepared when very real feelings begin to grow between them. They both stand to win . . . but only if they’re willing to risk their hearts.”
Yes you read that description right, this book is Pretty Woman meets Bridgerton, and let me tell you when I read that I immediately pre-ordered it! Now normally I am a little hesitant to read a book that combines my two favorite things, but let me tell you I am so happy that I found this little gem, because I was not disappointed. I laughed, I cried, and I screamed at the characters to get it together already. Genevieve is such a beautiful, funny and very relatable character. She will do anything to take care of her her sister, except lower herself to be a mistress. Lysander is easily one of my new book boyfriends and although I wasn’t sure about him to begin with but he grew on me.
If you love all things Bridgerton and especially the amazing movie Pretty Woman, than you need to pick up this book and read it ASAP! You will not be disappointed!