Fans of Bridgerton will love this “delightful” Regency romp (Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) named one of the best romances of the year by Entertainment Weekly.
As a master of disguise, Thomasina Wynchester can be a polite young lady—or a bawdy old man. She’ll do whatever it takes to solve the cases her family takes on. But when Tommy’s beautiful new client turns out to be the highborn lady she’s secretly smitten with, more than her mission is at stake . . .
Bluestocking Miss Philippa York doesn’t believe in love. Her heart didn’t pitter-patter when she was betrothed to a duke, nor did it break when he married someone else. All Philippa desires is to decode a centuries-old manuscript to keep a modern-day villain from claiming credit for work that wasn’t his. She hates that she needs a man’s help to do it—so she’s delighted to discover the clever, charming baron at her side is in fact a woman. But as she and Tommy grow closer and the stakes of their discovery higher, more than just their hearts are at risk.
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Don't judge this book by its title bluestocking Philippa York may be bookish, but she's no wallflower, and master of disguise Tommy Wynchester is no demure miss in pearls. Bestseller Ridley's second Wild Wynchesters romance (after The Duke Heist) arguably touches the holy grail for Regency fans: like Georgette Heyer, but with sex. Lesbian sex, in fact, which pairs deliciously with classic Heyer elements like Shakespearian gender bending and exquisitely delineated fashion. "Tommy" is short for Thomasina, and she's infatuated from afar with Philippa. A sibling dare to act on her feelings and hold a conversation with Philippa launches her on a masquerade as Baron Horace Vanderbean, guardian of the madcap Wynchester clan and aspirant to Philippa's hand. Then the perfidy of a friend's uncle leads the pair into a complicated collaboration to expose him. Along the way, the women uncover truth after truth about themselves and each other, until they can no longer deny what they want. While Ridley does not have Heyer's skill with minor characters, she has the very great virtue of making her protagonists' confrontation with the status quo believable. Compromise here is a dragon to be slain, not an inevitable bargain with society. It's a feminist fairy tale readers will rejoice in. Agent: Lauren Abramo, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley
I loved this beautiful, emotional love story between Phillipa York & Tommy Winchester‼️👍.
I believe you’ll find hours of enjoyment reading about the wacky Winchester’s, a family team of investigators who help right the wrongs of Londoners in 1817! Phillipa’s friend, Demaris, needs their help in bringing her uncle to justice & in doing so all, including Phillipa & Tommy, get involved trying to solve the mystery they uncover❣️
It’s fun, exciting & dangerous, as is a love story between two women in 1817 London dangerous‼️
Grab your copy of Erica Ridley’s beautifully written novel on a difficult subject to approach in this historical romance & which deserved& my 5-star rating❤️🥰👏.
from being used by her puffed up uncle trying 5o take credit for both illustrated manuscripts as well as a cypher code she created that could be used by the military & help win the war!
Loved this so much!
Such a good book!