I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and India Holton for letting me be a part of this fun tour! Look for this one Tuesday.
Author: India Holton
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: June 15, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.
Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.
Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.
When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her--hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This was such a fun time! I was initially pulled in by the really pretty cover (good job design team!). I love the wisteria purple color they used. GORGEOUS! I knew I had to read it once I read the synopsis. It just sounded like a lot of fun, and it was a lot of fun.
This book is pretty much a blast from start to finish. It has so much going on in it. There's thieves, pirates, regency romance! It has all the bells and whistles, it's fantastic.
I had so much fun reading this. I'd say zany is a good word to describe it. You know you're in for a good time right with that opening scene, and it keeps up the good time throughout the whole book.
I can't wait to see what happens next. I like it a lot. More books like this one please.
India Holton lives in New Zealand, where she's enjoyed the typical Kiwi lifestyle of wandering around forests, living barefoot on islands, and messing about in boats. Now she lives in a cottage near the sea, writing books about unconventional women and charming rogues, and drinking far too much tea.
Thank you so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and India Holton for providing me with an advanced review copy and having me on the tour. Books like this are my candy, I want to read them all the time, and I want more of them! Look for this one on June 15.