Clever characters, snappy dialogue, and fun shenanigans ensue in After a Fashion. With her signature humor, Jen Turano has written another fabulous novel filled to the brim with a dramatic story!
Miss Harriet Peabody suddenly finds herself without a job, thanks to a borderline-are-you-crazy woman who attacks Harriet in a fit of rage and blames Harriet entirely for said mishap. Like I said, crazy, right? And the woman also thinks she’s engaged to the most-eligible-bachelor-in-town, unbeknownst to him. This crazy lady sounds like a gem, right? Mr. Oliver Addleshaw promptly kicks crazy lady out of his house, and finds himself in a pickle.
How does he choose to solve his little problem? Why, he decides to hire Harriet as his companion, of course! Ya know, because being in a fake relationship is normal, right?
Shenanigans, people. It was shenanigans. Completely hilarious and outrageous and adorable. Completely entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny.
Jen Turano is a skilled writer, infusing her stories with wit and constantly upping the ante. As Harriet and Oliver navigate the rocky waters of their ‘relationship’, they find themselves in increasingly difficult situations that propel their lies further than planned.
If you can’t tell, I absolutely adored this novel and am completely sold on Jen Turano. Her next book comes out in July, which is only a few months away. Hooray! (Also, I loved Harriet’s friends, Millie and Lucetta, so I am looking forward to the fiascos they will have to endure to get their happy endings).
And I have to mention, the surprise twist at the end is a whammy! So good, my friends! SO. GOOD.
*With thanks to the publisher for my complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.*