The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the "traveling companion" of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.--Amazon. - (Baker & Taylor)
This scandalous, choose-your-own-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure—and satisfy your earthly desires—as you embark on “an enticing romp” through the Regency era (Entertainment Weekly).
“If you've ever been frustrated by a romantic heroine's choices, this book is for you.” —Bustle
Endless scenarios of high romance, deep desire, and quivering...comedy await your tender caress in this chooseable-path romance novel. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of 19th-century society, the courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand...
Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet, Sir Benedict Granville?
• Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, handsome, horse-loving highlander, Captain Angus McTaggart?
• Or perhaps you will chase through the chapters a good man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, in the arousing form of Lord Garraway Craven?
• Or read recklessly on to take to the continent as the "traveling companion" of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline?
• …or yet another intriguing fate?
Whether it’s forlorn orphans and fearsome werewolves, mistaken identities and swashbuckling swordfights, or long-lost lovers and pilfered Egyptian artifacts, every delightful twist and turn of the romance genre unfolds at your behest! - (Random House, Inc.)
Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran are the creative team behind the hit viral Kickstarter project Taylor Swift: Girl Detective as well as countless other zines and comics. Larissa is a writer, educator, and photographer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among many other internet places. Kitty is an illustrator and comics artist who is Actually British and knows all about courtship rituals, the peerage, and upper-crust accents. - (Random House, Inc.)
Library Journal Reviews
Harking back to those fun-filled, choose-your-own-adventure stories beloved of kids and teens, this lighthearted book takes the reader—in this case, you, a 28-year-old penniless Regency-era heroine in search of a match—on any number of romantic escapades on her way to the requisite happy ending. Characters, settings, and situations are typical of the genre but pushed to the limit (e.g., featuring orphans, werewolves, double-dealings, Egyptian antiquities). The second-person point of view, unusual and disconcerting at first but common to this format, works as intended. Although not an original concept, this is nicely written and inventively done. Even the instructions are fun to read. VERDICT This hilarious, often silly, and over-the-top spoof of romance novels is in no way your typical historical romance, but the myriad possibilities, fast tempo, and tongue-in-cheek approach make it a most entertaining if somewhat page-flipping experience. Debut authors Curran and Zageris, who must have had a ball writing this, live in Chicago.
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Publishers Weekly Reviews
Curran and Zageris's cheeky riff on the Choose Your Own Adventure stories puts readers in the shoes of a feisty 28-year-old Regency miss who's living as a lady's companion to a sour dowager. The pinched old woman's beautiful niece offers the reader a choice of futures, including a romance with a traditional haughty hero who covers his desire with angry indifference. Other candidates for love include a Scottish war hero and a do-gooder with a penchant for helping orphans. Then there is the dowager's son, Lord Craven, a Gothic hero living with his strange servants in the Yorkshire moors, who hires the plucky heroine as his son's governess. Readers may also pursue an Egyptian adventure that includes a passionate affair with the dowager's niece. The authors understand romance novel tropes, and those looking for a farcical romp will find plenty of laughs, winks, and nods in how the stories play out. (Apr.)
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