Spoiler-Free Review of Reputation by Lex Croucher
Reputation is perfect for people who enjoyed the film adaptation of Emma from 2020, and Bridgerton.
This is an unbelievably good debut from Lex Croucher! Their writing style is easy to read, concise, and has a great balance between the historical time the book and the modern voice of its contemporary audience.
The characters are fantastic! I enjoyed the main character and the storyline with the love interest, but there is also some diverse representation which was refreshing to see.
Overall, Reputation is a fun, historical romance, but it also includes some darker themes which were handled with care and added a lot to the book. Definitely worth a read!
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 …