The Perks of Loving a Wallflower (The Wild Wynchesters #2) (Mass Market)
Fans of Bridgerton will love this “delightful” Regency romp (Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) named one of the best romances of the year by Entertainment Weekly.
As a master of disguise, Thomasina Wynchester can be a polite young lady—or a bawdy old man. She’ll do whatever it takes to solve the cases her family takes on. But when Tommy’s beautiful new client turns out to be the highborn lady she’s secretly smitten with, more than her mission is at stake . . .
Bluestocking Miss Philippa York doesn’t believe in love. Her heart didn’t pitter-patter when she was betrothed to a duke, nor did it break when he married someone else. All Philippa desires is to decode a centuries-old manuscript to keep a modern-day villain from claiming credit for work that wasn’t his. She hates that she needs a man’s help to do it—so she’s delighted to discover the clever, charming baron at her side is in fact a woman. But as she and Tommy grow closer and the stakes of their discovery higher, more than just their hearts are at risk.
Entertainment Weekly Best Romances of 2021
Library Journal Best Romances of 2021
"The holy grail for Regency fans: like Georgette Heyer, but with sex. ...a feminist fairy tale readers will rejoice in."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Funny and sexy. The lead characters' identities are realistically nuanced. Completely enchanting."—Kirkus, Starred Review
An “exquisitely written, utterly transcendent romance that perfectly captures the joy of being loved for who you truly are. Distinguished by a generous measure of buoyant wit, insightful characterization, luscious sensuality, and just the right dash of whimsy (homing kittens, anyone?), this is pure reading bliss.”—Booklist, Starred Review
“This clever novel will delight readers.” —Library Journal, Starred Review
“Full of mystery, high jinks and tender personal revelations.”—New York Times
"Erica Ridley's refreshing and feminist Sapphic romance...is an engrossing romp. But it's the novel's deeper themes of identity and being able to live (and be loved) wholeheartedly as oneself that set it apart." —Entertainment Weekly
“A sapphic Regency romp that radiates all the good, fuzzy feelings readers want in a romance. … In a sea of recent feminist historical romances, The Perks of Loving a Wallflower stands out due to its incisive examination of gender and sexuality. … There’s not a scene with Tommy and Philippa in it that doesn’t produce cheek-aching smiles.”
“What could be more swoon-worthy? …Delightful.”—Salon
"Erica Ridley's love stories are warm, witty and
irresistible. I want to be a Wynchester!"—Eloisa James