This review of Living London is made possible by a review copy provided at no charge.
Thanks to the parting gift her grandmother left her, Jocelyn goes back in time straight into Regency London. There she has to try to fit in and remember the life she was supposed to be leading if she had indeed been raised in that era. Here she learns that it’s so important to play by the rules and the accepted doings of the whole society. Wouldn’t that be difficult when you have right in front of you the man of your dreams?
He is such a tease! Look:
He noticed my perusal, and I bit my lip and looked down, embarrassed to have been caught staring. When I looked up again, a wicked grin accented his features. “Don’t worry, I shamelessly watched you while you were absorbed with the play. We’re even.” He grinned and I lost all embarrassment.
Who wouldn’t fall for that? The flirting going on between them was so entertaining; it was easy to get attached and to look forward for their meetings.
The dialogue that takes place at this time is so witty and they talk a lot so fast, not to mention that they are all so proper. The best part was when Jocelyn sometimes would forget she was in Regency London and would start using terms like “So, what’s up?” and they would give her this look of annoyance at her inappropriateness.
As for the characters, I dare say they were very well written. They bring life into the story with their different personalities, and let’s face it, the characters need to be strong and have a great sense of humor to make a great impression, and I think the author nailed it.
♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
What if you found yourself waking up two hundred years in the past? What if you wore the gowns and waltzed around Almacks? What if you found out first hand just how dangerous a rake could be, or how much fun? For Jocelyn Westin, this is her reality. But reading all the historical fiction in the world could never have prepared her for what it would be like to be “Living London.”
- Title: Living London
- Author: Kristin Vayden
- E-book: 205 pages
- Publisher: Astraea Press
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