Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen
Expected Publication: December 3rd 2019
Page Count: 416
Genres: YA Historical
Lady Victoria Aston has always been just as comfortable in a pair of breeches stolen from her father as she has in satin ballgowns decked in lace. And though she is perfectly capable of minding her manners in polite society, she doesn’t much see the point. With an older sister happily wed and the future of her family estate secure, she is quite content to while her time away in the fields around her home.
However, Vicky’s comfortable, idyllic life is overturned in the course of one night. Her sister’s husband is a terrible cad and now Vicky must marry, or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s season in a flutter of silks, dances, and pretty words.
But Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s particular circumstances: whether the gorgeous and roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend—the much-grown and very handsome Tom Sherborne—is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the bright-orange waistcoat.
Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her. Accidents that have her wondering if there’s someone trying to prevent a match from being made…or prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.
REASONS I’M EXCITED FOR DANGEROUS ALLIANCE
“…set in Georgian London’s high society”. I used to have a job as a reenactor in a Georgian estate house museum so I both love books about this period and am also really picky with them.
“…uses Austen’s novels as a guide to navigate a treacherous season”. I love this idea! I’m guessing it’s not going to go quite as planned.
The romance. The early reviews seem really impressed with the development and chemistry in this book, so I’m keen to give it a go.