Genres: Historical, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.
When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex’s heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year’s season begins!
Sarah MacLean simply does not disappoint.
Thoughts on The Season
Just as I find myself in a tizzy over the lack of Sarah MacLean books to read, I found myself with The Season, a young adult historical romance from Sarah MacLean herself. Imagine my good fortune! And now that I’ve finished The Season, I’m a little disappointed it’s not the beginning of a series; I find myself much attached to all the characters.
Very. Much. Attached.
So often in adult historical romances (and perhaps this isn’t so YA; Blackmoor is in his twenties, though kissing and embracing is as far as it ever goes), the heroines are well past their first seasons, perhaps “on the shelf” and usually have given up on the prospect of marriage. Alex’s experiencing her first season and she has no desire to marry.
Heh. Oh. The strong ones always fall the hardest, no matter the gender.
But I loved the friendship between Alex, Vivi, and Ella. I adored all three of Alex’s brothers (even when she did not). The three girls are bright, intelligent, and prone to fits of giggles, which frankly, sometimes you need to have a proper giggle fit. The mystery wasn’t all that mysterious, but it was still quite fine and not completely predictable. I’m just a little disappointed that The Season is over and I have no more.
*wanders off in despair*