Title: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting
Author: Sophie Irwin
Genre: Adult Historical Romance / Fiction
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Rating: 4.5 stars
“Kitty Talbot needs a fortune. Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. Left with her father’s massive debts, she has only twelve weeks to save her family from ruin.
Kitty has never been one to back down from a challenge, so she leaves home and heads toward the most dangerous battleground in all of England: the London season.
Kitty may be neither accomplished nor especially genteel—but she is utterly single-minded; imbued with cunning and ingenuity, she knows that risk is just part of the game.
The only thing she doesn’t anticipate is Lord Radcliffe. The worldly Radcliffe sees Kitty for the mercenary fortune-hunter that she really is and is determined to scotch her plans at all costs, until their parrying takes a completely different turn…
This is a frothy pleasure, full of brilliant repartee and enticing wit—one that readers will find an irresistible delight.” (Goodreads)
I’ve had this one on my tbr. My sister had asked me for some recs and I figured why not have her read some on my tbr to tell me if it’s worth it or not. 😂 She loved this one so I figured it was time to give it a go!
The book is told from two point-of-views and they come from Kitty Talbot and Lord Radcliffe. They both come from different backgrounds and it does come into play a lot during the book as it has to do with social class. I liked reading about Kitty’s struggles with class and how her and her family dealt with it. Scandal is not for from their name!
Both characters were not what I was expecting but in a good way. They are both stubborn and will play a mean game of chicken, haha. They get under each other’s skin and it’s hard not to see the chemistry brewing. I definitely got a lot of The Viscount Who Loved Me vibes. I think that is why I liked it so much.
The plot was a bit slow in the beginning but when it takes off I flew through the audiobook. I could have finished it in one day if I had wanted but life got in the way, haha. There were a lot of plot twists and they kept me engaged throughout. Some had me dying from the hilariousness of them. Kitty is something else!
Overall, this was a fun read and I really enjoyed the audiobook. I would highly recommend this one, especially if you love Julia Quinn’s novels.