Review: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

About this book

(blurb from Goodreads)

The season is about to begin—and there’s not a minute to lose.

eview: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie IrwinKitty Talbot needs a fortune. Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches.

With only twelve weeks until the bailiffs call, launching herself into London society is the only avenue open to her, and Kitty must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb the ranks.

The only one to see through her plans is the worldly Lord Radcliffe and he is determined to thwart her at any cost, especially when it comes to his own brother falling for her charms.

Can Kitty secure a fortune and save her sisters from poverty? There is not a day to lose and no one—not even a lord—will stand in her way…

My Thoughts

If you are in the mood for a good Regency romance, this sure is the way to go! This is the first one I have read in ages, and because I may be a bit out touch with the genre, my automatic reaction was to compare it to “Bridgeton”. I hope I do not step on any toes here!

eview: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie IrwinThe reasons I cannot help but compare it with the Julia Quinn series is because it does play out in the same period, with very much the same social and courting rituals. We all would just love to promenade in a gorgeous summer dress, don’t we? Okay, I would!

But, as we have seen, the “husband-hunting” phase is quite exhausting, with a lot of social rites and yes, a lot of competition. Even more so if you must, like our hero in this book, Kitty Talbot, not only find a husband, but find a rich one to boot! Kitty is sassy, ingenious, very like-able and strong-willed. Her determination (and desperation) to save her family from financial ruin is to be commended. Desperate times, desperate measures as they say?

I compared “A Lady’s Guide…” to the Bridgeton series earlier, but if you are expecting sexy smut or grab-your-pearls-scandal, this is not a R-rated read at all. There are loads of sexual tension and boisterous banter though!

This is a wonderful read for fans of classic romance! This is a light-hearted, delightful, and enjoyable read. Yes, a tad predictable, but does it really matter? In romance that is what we want!

And yes, it placed the regency romance genre firmly on my radar!

Rating 4/5

I listened to the audiobook, courtesy of #NetGalley and Harper Collins Audio/Harper Collins UK. Eleanor Irwin brilliantly narrated it! #ALadysGuidetoFortuneHunting

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