Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Jen Turano Book Review

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano is the second book in the "Ladies of Distinction" series. I loved the first book so I was super excited to read the second one!

Arabella Beckett is an advocate for the suffragette movement, and she travels across the country giving speeches supporting the cause. She was on her way home when she got sidetracked into helping someone. As she helped free the woman, things quickly spiraled out of control. When the sheriff came, Arabella looked guilty and was sent to the jail. As she considers her plight in walks the handsomest man ever, Mr. Wilder.

Theodore Wilder is a private investigator, and the Beckett family hired him to find Arabella before her brother's wedding. After a month of searching, he finds her in a jail which is the last place he thinks a respectable young lady should be. Needless to say they argue incessantly the whole way back to New York, but when Miss Beckett's life becomes in danger it's Theodore who comes to the rescue.

Theodore and Arabella are forced to hang out together, and they both realize they have misjudged the other. As they start to fall in love, they can't help but wonder if they will ever be able to resolve their differences.

I love the main characters, and there were a lot of really funny moments. But it didn't seem too flow as well as the first one. Plus, I didn't like how in both books she put the same recurring theme of getting thrown into jail. It just made it seem much more unrealistic that way. But even still, I really enjoyed this book. Her characters are so distinct and funny in their own ways, and I can't wait to find out more about Felicia in the next book! She is intriguing. :-)

Overall I give it a four star. :-)

I was given this free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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