The Second book in The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen

Description: As old friends become rivals, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. True love. False friends. Scandalous gossip. This is Manhattan, 1899. After bidding good-bye to New York’s brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise. All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family’s only hope for redemption; New York’s most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth’s scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.

Parts of this book seemed slow and boring, I didn’t give two shits about Lina’s part of the story so all of her chapters seemed to drag on and on.. but the rest of the story was quite enthralling, yes things do happen slowly, but I think that’s just what the era calls for, things were done slower back then. The “love triangles” (because I don’t know what else to call what happened with Diana) and deception, the lies and the heartbreak..oh my goodness the heartbreak!!! That ending crushed me! Like intense tears type of crushed me! all of the feelings were just so real in this book. It’s hard not to love the vibrant characters, the colourful wardrobes, the lively parties and the fabulous era! Everything was so extravagant and lovely.. except Lina, she annoys me. This one was in my opinion, quite better than the first one. The story felt way more compelling and now I’m invested in what happens with these girls, and Henry. I shall keep reading and hopefully keep loving this story!

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