I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and this one caught my eye.
According to the reviews, it isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I thoroughly enjoyed it – for me, it did precisely what it says on the tin.
Blurb: Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into Hathergill Hall. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope’s pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless – but surprisingly sweet – fortune hunter who came to court Penelope. And she never dreamed that she would have to enter into an outrageous magical charade to save her younger sisters’ futures.
However, even the most brilliant scholars of 1817 England still haven’t ferreted out all the lurking secrets of rediscovered dragonkind…and even the most sensible of heroines can still make a reckless wish or two when she’s pushed. Now Elinor will have to find out just how rash and resourceful she can be when she sets aside all common sense. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll even be impractical enough to win her own true love and a happily ever after…with the unpredictable and dangerous “help” of the magical creature who has adopted her.
A frothy Regency rom-com full of pet dragons and magical misadventures, Scales and Sensibility is a full-length novel and the first in a new series of standalone romantic comedies.
My review:Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Charming, dear reader, splendidly charming.
I was drawn to this book by the quirky title and the promise of a light and fluffy Regency romance complete with dragons. My only disappointment was that the dragons involved are all small enough to sit on a lady’s shoulder during afternoon tea. Other than that, it fully delivered on its promise.
Our heroine, dear reader, is the much put-upon poor relation, Elinor. Being forced to keep her manners around her frightful, spoilt cousin, Penelope, finally becomes too much when Penelope frightens her draconic fashion accessory – the delightfully-named Sir Jessamyn,- into pooping on her dress. Throwing all caution to the wind, Elinor removes her cousin’s expensive fashion statement and with his heretofore hidden magical assistance, embarks upon an unexpected adventure fraught with complications too numerous and wondrously strange to recount here.
An enchanting and satisfying tale, this is the perfect read for fantasy-inclined Bridgerton fans! Highly recommended for an undemanding getaway from reality, and I shall definitely be reading the next as soon as it is published.
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