One of the things I think about when I think of a Jen Turano story is that its going to be fun, adventurous and even intertwined with humor. The story will be easy to read, a quick, and a nice escape as it is lighthearted. I have always enjoyed her books. So don’t be too shocked as I say, this one is the same.
I absolutely love the time period, the description of the costumes and the social classes that are written about in this book. You will love how the high society is viewed and addressed as well as described. The characters are fun, not to mention funny. The female characters that Jen writes about are not typical society ladies. They have their own fun and free thinking attributes which make them sit a bit on the outside of the societies finest families.
I guess that is why I like this story so much, I can relate to Permilia. She isn’t a typical society lady. She has her own little quirks and oh my her dancing skills. I laughed at the whole scene that Jen wrote about the “Go-As-You-Please Quadrille”. Oh my I can only imagine how that looked.
I love that not only is Permilia a bit quirky but she was brought up to be independent, probably not necessarily pleasing to her father or any man during that time period. But Mr. Asher Rutherford certainly seemed taken with her from the get go. Apparently she intrigued him to no end. He has a pretty interesting back story as well, which I will not spoil you with. But I was rooting for him and Permilia as soon as he was introduced into the story.
I recommend this one as a fun, quick read. And since its the beginning of a new series I am looking forward to reading the next book. I kind of hope its about Permilia’s best friend. But we shall wait and see.
To pick up a copy of this book you can click on the book title or image below to go to the publisher’s website. And here is a bit more information for you about the book.
“[Turano] will have readers laughing out loud and rooting for their favorite characters to fall in love.”–RT Book Reviews Top Pick review of Playing the Part
After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, Miss Permilia Griswold has finally figured out a way to pass the time at all the New York high-society events she attends. Under the pseudonym “Miss Quill,” she is the author of society gossip columns filled with tidbits only an insider in society–albeit one on the fringes–would know.
When she overhears a threat against Mr. Asher Rutherford, the owner of one of the most up-and-coming department stores in the city, she’s determined to warn him. But the irritatingly handsome man doesn’t believe her, leaving her no choice but to take matters into her own hands. What she doesn’t anticipate is that she’ll end up putting herself at risk in the process–or that she and Mr. Rutherford, a man with secrets of his own, just might end up joining forces after all.
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