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Named A Most Anticipated Romance of 2023 by Goodreads and Bookpage

"Croucher infuses this energetic Regency era friends-to-lovers sapphic romance with zany wit, joie de vivre, and a distinctive literary bent... Bookish readers who wish that Alcott’s Little Women were a bit more explicitly queer will lap this up." ––Publishers Weekly

Twenty-two-year-old aspiring writer Edith (“Eddie”) Miller and her best friend Rose have always done everything together—from climbing trees and sneaking bottles of wine, to extensive kissing practice. But Rose has started talking about marriage, and Eddie is horrified. Why can’t they continue as they always have?

Then Eddie meets charming, renowned poet Nash Nicholson––a rival of Lord Byron, if he does say so himself––and he welcomes her into his world of eccentric artists and boundary-breaking visionaries. When Eddie receives an invitation to Nash's crumbling Gothic estate in the countryside, promising inspiration (and time to finish her novel, a long-held dream), she eagerly agrees. But the pure hedonism and debauchery that ensues isn’t exactly what she had in mind, and Eddie soon finds herself torn between her complicated feelings for Rose and her equally complicated dynamic with Nash, whose increasingly bad behavior doesn’t match up to her vision for her literary hero.

Will Eddie be forced to choose between her friendship with Rose and her literary dreams––or will she be able to write her own happily ever after?

Romance

Publication Date: 21 Mar 2023

  • Advance Praise for Infmaous:

    "Croucher’s novel is witty, well-written, and heartfelt and will intrigue those looking for writerly heroines and friends-to-lovers romance between women." ––Library Journal

  • "Gleeful and unruly, Infamous brings Gen Z zeitgeist to some seriously hilarious Regency angst. Croucher is a rare talent, with a genius for hijinks, hot messes, irrepressible characters, and turns of phrase that will stick in your mind until the end of time. Eddie's coming-of-age arc shines with insights into the wild, worthwhile work it takes to find yourself, and find love." ––Joanna Lowell, author of The Duke Undone

My Review:

3.5 Stars: 

📖Book: Infamous
⭐️Rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✍🏼Author: Lex Croucher
📚Genre: Historical Romance
🗏 Pages: 336
💕Tropes: Best Friends to Lovers, Marriage of Convenience,
⚠️Warnings: Drugs, Toxic Relationship
🔖Readability: 4.5/5 italic font is used
🥇First Line: When the bell rang for supper up at the house, Eddie and Rose were practicing kissing.

What to expect:
⭐️Sapphic Romance
⭐️Friends to Lovers
⭐️Regency Era
⭐️Writers

I love Lex Croucher. However, this one just missed the mark for me. I feel like this time around, the characters weren't as spunky and had the wit to them. Both main characters fell flat for me and didn't keep me engaged. This reminded me of my least favorite Bridgerton sister Eloise, probably why I wouldn't say I liked this one. Lex is such a fantastic writer, and the story is there, this one however just wasn't for m.e

Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin Press for the advance reader copy.

 

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Lex Croucher grew up in Surrey, reading a lot of books and making friends with strangers on the internet, and now lives in London with an elderly cat. With a background in social media for NGOs, Lex now writes historical-ish rom coms for adults (REPUTATION, INFAMOUS) and historical fantasy rom coms for teenagers. GWEN AND ART ARE NOT IN LOVE is their YA debut.

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St. Martin’s Press has a long and respected history of publishing a solid and varied list. We are dedicated to publishing emerging new authors, and offering a fresh perspective on classic genres, while maintaining a diverse and interesting range of books. Our strength is derived from a dedication to solid publishing of many books, while consistently producing the occasional blockbuster. The vast majority of our hardcovers are published in paperback through our internal paperback lines.

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Named A Most Anticipated Romance of 2023 by Goodreads and Bookpage

"Croucher infuses this energetic Regency era friends-to-lovers sapphic romance with zany wit, joie de vivre, and a distinctive literary bent... Bookish readers who wish that Alcott’s Little Women were a bit more explicitly queer will lap this up." ––Publishers Weekly

Twenty-two-year-old aspiring writer Edith (“Eddie”) Miller and her best friend Rose have always done everything together—from climbing trees and sneaking bottles of wine, to extensive kissing practice. But Rose has started talking about marriage, and Eddie is horrified. Why can’t they continue as they always have?

Then Eddie meets charming, renowned poet Nash Nicholson––a rival of Lord Byron, if he does say so himself––and he welcomes her into his world of eccentric artists and boundary-breaking visionaries. When Eddie receives an invitation to Nash's crumbling Gothic estate in the countryside, promising inspiration (and time to finish her novel, a long-held dream), she eagerly agrees. But the pure hedonism and debauchery that ensues isn’t exactly what she had in mind, and Eddie soon finds herself torn between her complicated feelings for Rose and her equally complicated dynamic with Nash, whose increasingly bad behavior doesn’t match up to her vision for her literary hero.

Will Eddie be forced to choose between her friendship with Rose and her literary dreams––or will she be able to write her own happily ever after?

Romance

Publication Date: 21 Mar 2023

  • Advance Praise for Infmaous:

    "Croucher’s novel is witty, well-written, and heartfelt and will intrigue those looking for writerly heroines and friends-to-lovers romance between women." ––Library Journal

  • "Gleeful and unruly, Infamous brings Gen Z zeitgeist to some seriously hilarious Regency angst. Croucher is a rare talent, with a genius for hijinks, hot messes, irrepressible characters, and turns of phrase that will stick in your mind until the end of time. Eddie's coming-of-age arc shines with insights into the wild, worthwhile work it takes to find yourself, and find love." ––Joanna Lowell, author of The Duke Undone

My Review:

3.5 Stars: 

📖Book: Infamous
⭐️Rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✍🏼Author: Lex Croucher
📚Genre: Historical Romance
🗏 Pages: 336
💕Tropes: Best Friends to Lovers, Marriage of Convenience,
⚠️Warnings: Drugs, Toxic Relationship
🔖Readability: 4.5/5 italic font is used
🥇First Line: When the bell rang for supper up at the house, Eddie and Rose were practicing kissing.

What to expect:
⭐️Sapphic Romance
⭐️Friends to Lovers
⭐️Regency Era
⭐️Writers

I love Lex Croucher. However, this one just missed the mark for me. I feel like this time around, the characters weren't as spunky and had the wit to them. Both main characters fell flat for me and didn't keep me engaged. This reminded me of my least favorite Bridgerton sister Eloise, probably why I wouldn't say I liked this one. Lex is such a fantastic writer, and the story is there, this one however just wasn't for m.e

Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin Press for the advance reader copy.

 

PRINT LENGTH PAGES

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING

$
PAPERBACK COST

$
E-BOOK COST

AUTHOR

Lex Croucher grew up in Surrey, reading a lot of books and making friends with strangers on the internet, and now lives in London with an elderly cat. With a background in social media for NGOs, Lex now writes historical-ish rom coms for adults (REPUTATION, INFAMOUS) and historical fantasy rom coms for teenagers. GWEN AND ART ARE NOT IN LOVE is their YA debut.

PUBLISHER

St. Martin’s Press has a long and respected history of publishing a solid and varied list. We are dedicated to publishing emerging new authors, and offering a fresh perspective on classic genres, while maintaining a diverse and interesting range of books. Our strength is derived from a dedication to solid publishing of many books, while consistently producing the occasional blockbuster. The vast majority of our hardcovers are published in paperback through our internal paperback lines.

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