finished reading

This is a quirky genre mash-up of a book.  It's a Regency Era modern tale.  It's a rom-com dealing with serious issues like alcohol and drug use, emotional abuse, rape, and physical assault just to name a few.  It's an adult book that feels like a YA or EA (Emerging Adult).  It's about class and race, too.

My favorite parts were with the main character, Georgiana, and her love interest, Thomas.  Middle-class Georgiana is a fish out of water when she rubs elbows with the upper class.  And the snarky moments among Georgiana and her upper-class circle of frenemies were entertaining.  I loved the talk about books.

From the publisher:
The hilarious debut novel from Lex Croucher. A classic romcom with a Regency-era twist, for fans of Mean Girls and/or Jane Austen.

Abandoned by her parents, middle-class Georgiana Ellers has moved to a new town to live with her dreary aunt and uncle. At a particularly dull party, she meets the enigmatic Frances Campbell, a wealthy member of the in-crowd who lives a life Georgiana couldn't have imagined in her wildest dreams.

Lonely and vulnerable, Georgiana falls in with Frances and her unfathomably rich, deeply improper friends. Georgiana is introduced to a new world: drunken debauchery, mysterious young men with strangely arresting hands, and the upper echelons of Regency society.

But the price of entry to high society might just be higher than Georgiana is willing to pay ...

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