Book Review: The Socialite

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a book review on J’nell Ciesielski’s The Socialite. It releases today so find out why you should add this to your TBR pile.

About the Book

Glamour, treachery, and espionage collide when an English socialite rushes to save her sister from the Nazis.

As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them—but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?

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My Thoughts

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I’m going to be honest, I picked up The Socialite for two reasons: the cover and the author. I’m a cover snob and The Socialite’s cover is simply stunning. The title, the scenery, makes you wonder what the books about. And, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the author so that was another reason I wanted to read this book.

The Socialite has such a unique premise, imo, when it comes to WWII books that it quickly engages you and makes you wonder what will happen. Will Ellie see her boyfriend’s true colors? Will Kat succeed in her mission?

Throw in the charming Scot, Barrett Anderson, and I was in for the ride this story was sure to take me on. And it did! There were scenes that had me nervous, holding my breath, and scenes that were breathtakingly beautiful.

All in all, I enjoyed this unique look into WWII.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is not required nor influenced.

About the Author

With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and white movies. Winner of the INSPY and the Maggie Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and lazy beagle.

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