Friday, March 10, 2017

Behind the Scenes


Book Title: Behind the Scenes
Author: Jen Turano
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House

Synopsis:
Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”
Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated.

My Review:
If you haven't read the novella, At Your Request, that introduces this new series, Apart from the Crowd, then I recommend you read it now! Because it's the only thing you should do before reading this book. (Besides the necessities to live of course ;) 

This book is full to the brim with hilarious antics by the main characters. I love their witty banter; although sometimes I do feel like they do a lot more talking than the situation requires. If the conversations weren't quite as lengthy I think it'd be easier to read and more realistic too. After all, who gets sidetracked from the situation and carries on such long conversations when their lives are in imminent danger? But that's the only thing I'd fault in this book.

If you love a comedic romance novel set in the late 1800's (the Gilded Age), Jen Turano's newest series is sure to deliver. I can't wait for the next book!

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


(Thank you NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

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