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Book 30: Penelope

23 Mar

penelopePenelope by Anya Wylde

Well first off, I gotta give props to Anya for contacting/befriending me through goodreads. She saw that I read a lot of Regency Romance and graciously decided to let me read her story for free. 🙂

And with that let me continue to blurb.

Ahaha only on the second page and I’m loving Anne’s overactive imagination in explaining Penelope’s lateness. I can see I’m going to like her already. This book was filled with such a quirky story and I loved it. It was very fluffy and I had quite a few “I’m smiling like an idiot” moments. It read like some of my favorite romcoms, plot and action wise, and had those playful scenes that make the story so comical/enjoyable. My favorite scene was the balcony scene. When Penelope “fainted” and then when Charles called her out on it and of course infuriated her. Her trying to choke him afterward. Hilarious.


“It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl needs her wits about her, she goes and does something completely idiotic. Penelope was that sort of girl.” (8)

“It was their right to learn his past, dissect his personality and gossip about his latest attachments.” (16) ahh the duties of a Gossip Queen


“Penelope dusted her skirts and smoothed her hair. “I swooned and then attempted to murder the duke. Shall we return indoors?”” (162)

~Lady E


Book 26: Cybele’s Secret

28 Feb

cybelessecretCybele’s Secret (Wildwood Dancing #2) by Juliet Marillier

I loved loved loved it. As you can tell from above this is the second novel in the series, but I preferred this one to the first book. The inside jacket summarizes

An ancient artifact…

A perilous quest…

A trail of magical signs….

A startling love triangle….

and boy was it a love triangle. In the books that I am used to reading, there usually is a love triangle, or rivals of the main love interest, but it is usually very obvious whom the heroine favors/loves/ends up with, but in this story it was actually touch and go for me for a bit as to who was the true love of our dear Paula. We met the scarf-stealing, charming, pirate Duarte and on the other hand, the he’s tough, but also has a golden heart, bodyguard Stoyan. Both men equally dangerous, and dangerously handsome. *swoon And the three go on a hair-raising, riddle-filled quest, relying on each other because their lives depended on it. The ending was quite sweet and mushy, very waffy.


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