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The Lady Is Trouble


Loved it! 😍

A historical romance with interesting characters and dynamic situations which engage you. Definitely worth the read.

The Lady is Trouble by Tracy Sumner is a historical romance, set in Victorian England. The characters we meet are both interesting with their own hopes and dreams, as well as reasons for why they are outcasts in a society that they should both be a major part of.

What I loved about The Lady is Trouble: the characters are distinct. They have laid out reasons and expectations, and both of them have voices which are very different from each other, without overwhelming the storyline. The buildup does not fall flat, and doesn't leave you without knowing what happens in the end. The chemistry between the characters didn't feel forced and felt as though it had always been there, as well as continued to build up throughout the story arc. I appreciated the consensual aspects of the relationship, including her being given the opportunity to say yes or no as she saw fit.

What I was bothered by: There are some things that are questionable as far as historical accuracy goes. While I understand that there is a need to use words that we understand when it comes to other eras, it does spoil the setting in some ways that quickly pull you out of the action, which isn't much but it is there. I had a few issues with how quickly the sexual relationship occurred and how quickly she discovers that she is pregnant, but overall it didn't pull me out of the story or feel exaggerated in any way.

Overall: The Lady is Trouble is a fun, quick read, and the characters do feel real. While there are some things that are a little problematic when it comes to language, they are so few and far between that they almost have no bearing on the story itself. I appreciated the dynamics and would have loved to have stayed with the characters a little longer.

If you like historical fiction, especially regency romances, then you might enjoy The Lady is Trouble.

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About the author

Tracy has been awarded the National Reader's Choice, HOLT Medallion, the Write Touch and the Beacon - with finalist nominations in the HOLT Medallion, Heart of Romance, Rising Stars and Reader's Choice. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. view profile

Published on February 17, 2020

90000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Historical Romance

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