Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Within minutes of starting Joanna Shupe’s The Lady Gets Lucky I knew this was going to be a good one. For me, this book offers the lush, in your face sensuality & rich, I-know-how-to-wring-out-your-emotions goodness that Shupe brings in her book Devil of Downtown, which is one of my fave historicals.
LADY’s premise is lessons in flirtation between a quiet heiress & a charmer rogue—in this case said heiress Alice wants a husband so she can get freedom from her overbearing mother & pursue her passion for cooking & charmer Kit wants the recipes she can give him for his new supper club.
From the first Kit feels “protective” toward Alice & thinks her face & awkwardness & forthrightness are “adorable”; he watches her when she’s quiet amidst the group, wondering what he can do to make her more comfortable & less embarrassed by her overbearing mother. He listens to her & is honest & open with her—a rarity—& he wants to kiss her, don’t get him wrong, but he will never marry or fall in love (YEAH, OKAY, KIT. We believe you 😉 ).
The magnetic ways Shupe uses these tropes, the romance catnip, the crumbs Shupe lays telling us that these Words-Only lessons will turn to Kissing will turn to Love are all fantastic. The sexual tension is captivating. Watching Kit & Alice discover who they can be now that they’ve learned about themselves through the comfort, acceptance, & care they find in each other is lovely.
This is a 5 ⭐️ read for me & trust me, you want your hands on this one!
5 ⭐️. Release date: 10/26
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