Tuesday, October 26, 2021

REVIEW: The Lady Gets Lucky by Joanna Shupe


 In The Lady Gets Lucky by Joanna Shupe we get the story of that scoundrel, Kit (you may remember him as one of the BFFs in the first book in this series) and Alice (also seen, though in a more minor way, in the first book) and their story does not disappoint. Kit, my new favorite rake, and Alice, my new favorite confidence woman (underneath her shy demeanor) undertake the all important task teaching/learning how to seduce a man to become Alice's husband. Why is it all important? Exhibit A: see her mother. Exhibit B: see women's prospects for independence in the Gilded Age. Exhibit C: see Exhibit A. 

The task they've undertaken means a lot of stealth, late night visits, forbidden topics and touching, and all around fun things that were off limits to women in high society at this time --- so obviously it was AWESOME to read and image all of this happening. The sneaking around, the discovery and exploration of each other, and the general premise were just so fun that I found myself smiling and/or swooning ...when I wasn't begging Joanna Shupe to relent and let them have each other already. Gahhhhhh. Can we officially call Joanna Shupe the queen of delayed gratification when it comes to her characters? If not, please direct me to who is.

Surprisingly to me, I really enjoyed the character of Alice. Why surprising? Normally I fancy a strong, confident heroine, but I really enjoyed the development of Alice from someone who could barely make eye contact to someone who exhibits a backbone of steel. I also enjoyed that even though Kit seemed to be this charming, mischievous scoundrel he had a lot more insecurity and depth than others gave him credit for.  Together, their stories were interesting and fun to read, especially because of the growth that they exhibited over the course of the novel.

I'm loving this series and am hopeful that there are many more novels in this universe. 

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Following the book called “an alluring blend of love and playfulness” (PWThe Heiress Hunt, beloved author Joanna Shupe continues her new Fifth Avenue Rebels series with a scandalous romance about a good girl desperate to rebel and the rebel desperate to corrupt her.

A first-rate scoundrel.

A desperate wallflower.

Lessons in seduction.

The woman no one notices . . .

Shy heiress Alice Lusk is tired of being overlooked by every bachelor. Something has to change, else she’ll be forced to marry a man whose only desire is her fortune. She needs to become a siren, a woman who causes a man’s blood to run hot . . .and she’s just met the perfect rogue to help teach her.

He’s the life of every party . . .

Christopher “Kit” Ward plans to open a not-so-reputable supper club in New York City, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to hire the best chef in the city to guarantee its success. Even if it requires giving carnal lessons to a serious-minded spinster who has an in with the chef.

Their bedroom instruction grows passionate, and Alice is a much better pupil than Kit had ever anticipated. When the Society gentlemen start to take notice, Kit has to try to win Alice in other ways . . . but is he too late to win her heart? 

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