Note: Copying and pasting is proving to be more different 🙏🏾
Before I begin:
Girl from the wrong side of the tracks 🤔 I’m intrigued. Turns out Cassandra has conned (and successfully charmed) the Duke of Greyland 😂 She needs his help, years later 😂 For, what looks like a good 👍🏽 time 😁😂😇
Prologue – Chapter 4
How everything is being set up promises to be a fun story 👏🏽 Not information dumping but informative! From the beginning they’re brought together again 😂
Martin gives me evil villain 🦹♂️ vibes. Cassandra wants to be good 😊 but, as commonly happens in life, hardship can lead to poor decisions 🤔 Can’t blame Cassandra but wish she’d find another way 🤞🏼
In the last book, we noted names of gaming hells 🤔 What’s the name of Martin’s gaming hell?
Quotes 👇🏽 from my reading that I reacted to! Also, I will try to summarize the last scene in the section!
Finish up with my thoughts 💭 at the end of each section too!
You always want, what you can’t have 😉
Expectations are added pressure 🤔
Is that really honorable though? 🤔
No one wants things half finished 😏
Complement in an insult? Reminds me of Bridgeton 🤔
Sad realities 🥲
Last scene: Alex decides, while talking to Ellingsworth, he’d marry Cassandra
The groundwork was successfully lain 👍🏽 Quotes that really resonated with me were related to roles and expectations, which are a major driving force for everyone
Chapter 5 – Chapter 8
True to his word, Alex is there for Cassandra ♥️ From paying staff to taking Cassandra in (future cohabitation 😏) to helping her search for Martin. Underandanly, people are mistrustful and skeptical 🤨 But you can see Cassandra is trying! She has her faults but wouldn’t do anything like this 😱 Alex is very honorable in this section (but when isn’t he?)
Last scene: Meet Mrs. Rose Donavan
Sometimes you just want to
Being pensive 🤔 🧐
The suspence can just eat away at you
Evedence of Alex’s unlovability 😱🥲
It’s like yelling 🔥 in a crowded theatre 🤔
A subject that needs to be address, sooner than later
I understand Cassandra…
Another way of saying “You don’t know my life!”. 🤔
Capitalism is alive and well!
I feel for Cassandra’s circumstances, BUT I, also, understand Alex’s feelings. With his low image of his lovability (not saying it’s wrong but unfortunate).
Only had quotes if I read them in my ebook! Read the audiobook too 😂 Exercised restraint 😏 Waited until we caught up on the chapters!
Chapter 9 – Chapter 13
Alex and Cassandra are in full pursuit of Martin, learning more about each other, in the process 😏 But their attraction is UNDERSTANDABLE 🤗 Not going to name specifics, but this section is fun-(NY 😂).
Last scene: Orchid Club shindig over. In the cold 🥶 morning, Alex hugs Cassandra to keep her warm 🤗
Again, refraining from posting as I read (like usual) so I don’t accidentally spoil anything 😂 Been told I do that 😂
Quotes to come! 😂
Chapter 14 – Chapter 17
This section really amps up the story! Feels more Cassandra-centric 🤔 Trying not to give too much away 🤷🏽♀️ But the quotes might fo that 🤦🏼♀️😇 You’ve been warned! ⚠️😂
Including them in my book club discord is too hard, but they’ll be here! Only chapters I read on my ebook are included 😉
This is an expected trajectory for the plot 🤔
Last scene: Cassandra, Lacey, and Lacey’s 2 lackeys at Walden Gardens
Chapter 18 – Epilogue
Alex saves her 😍 Was that really a question?
Cassandra is a relatively independent (yet dependent) character 🤔 She believes its her against the world 🌎
Alex came for her 👏🏽 Liked Ellingsworth and Langdon’s involvement to help make them happen 😁
End of book 📖
Not overly deep but satisfying 👍🏽 No plot holes I’m aware of. The story was relatively light with likeable characters. Liked the untraditional epilogue 👏🏽, where it highlights happy endings aren’t just marriage ank kids (it can be, but not the only outcome)