Infamous by Lex Croucher is a bright queer romance set in the Regency era.
Best friends since their childhood, Edith “Eddie” and Rose promised each other that they would never marry. Eddie took that as a solemn vow, but Rose assumed it wasn’t that serious.
A rift forms between the two when Rose begins seeing someone and soon talks about marriage.
At a dinner party, Eddie meets her favourite poet, the charming and talented Nash Nicholson. An aspiring writer herself, Eddie accepts Nash’s offer to finish her book at his crumbling estate. With Rose and Nash’s entourage in tow, Eddie gets caught up in this chaotic and free lifestyle but eventually learns some hard truths.
Review of Infamous by Lex Croucher
This romance follows Eddie’s perspective.
I really enjoyed the author’s romcom debut Reputation, so I thought I would like this one just as much. But I could never get fully invested in the story. The writing wasn’t as engaging this time around.
It took Eddie quite a while to understand everyone’s motivations. I get that she’s young, but even so, it took too long to get there.
I did like that this novel discussed negative racial stereotypes. It didn’t go that deep, but it briefly touched on it.
Still, I will definitely try the author’s next release, which is their YA rom-com debut.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 21 March 2023
Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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