My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran // Choose your own dashing hero(ine)

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My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

by Kitty Curran

E-ARC, 352 pages

Published April 3rd 2018 by Quirk Books

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The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.

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I’m a huge sucker of historical fiction books, mainly because of the setting, but I can’t deny that the allure of historical romance often make the story more interesting. From the banter between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, the life in hiding a la Claire and Jaime, or the one full of anger and angst like Heathcliff and Cathy. So when I found out that there will be an interactive book that allows you to choose your own love interest as you go, I was like “GIVE ME”. It is such a fun idea and I am intrigued on how the author will execute the idea.

Likes

  • It was really fun! The writing is really lively and sassy, from the first page you meet your character, you know that there will be some crazy shenanigans happening down the road
  • The dialogue and situation are presented one at a time, so it’s not overwhelming and we get to think our decision before choosing
  • The decisions are not set in stone, meaning that sometimes along the way, your choice might lead you to different person/situation outside what you wanted. There are also choices that give you the exact same outcome with the others.
  • There are more than 4 love interest! I was kinda expected this, but some of the non-major love interest really pleases me and honestly, I would choose them over the major ones.

Dislikes

  • I think it was meant to be fun and hilarious, but at times it can feel vulgar. I feel like an old lady saying that, but it’s how I feel. All our character do is banging the love interest, and feel desire to do so when she set ther sight for the first time to the love interest. And really, all our character do is banging the love interest, whether they are good, bad, even unpredictable.
  • Some ending for Lord Craven’s story are just ridiculous. Just no.
  • I wish the author was more creative in picking the love interest, as it’s pretty obvious who they are based on. A super rich but arrogant lord hosting a ball and reject you? Complete with an even more evil bastard brother and need-to-be protected little sister? A certain scottish veteran calling you sassenach? A little-crazy lord living in a secluded mansion and hire you as his governess? It takes away some of the fun as the plot for each of them are similar with their inspiration, so it can be a bit predictable.
  • I read this book through e-arc and while I am grateful for the opportunity, I felt like the format took away some of the fun of this book. It’s really hard to keep track of different choices as I only able to tap my screen instead of bookmark it for later or something.

Overall? It has a unique premise that executed really well and truly delivered on its fun front. However, it can feel vulgar at times and the plot can be predictable due to the obvious source of inspiration. If you’re looking for a good time, this book is for you, but if you want a liiiitle more substance like me, this book might leave you on the fence.

tasya

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17 Replies to “My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran // Choose your own dashing hero(ine)”

  1. I’m often to blogging and i actually respect your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and hold checking for brand new information.

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  2. I used to be obsessed with the choose-your-own-adventure books and the fact that there is a new release heroine version just makes the entire month for me! The idea of a historical fic contemporary where you have power over choosing the love interest is so appealing.

    It’s a bit sad that it doesn’t sound like there are any slow-burn romantic options. I also want to see this with some LGBT+ options!

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  3. LMAO @ your descriptions for the backgrounds of the love interest. They sound pretty familiar…

    I don’t really like these choose-your-own-story books, but this one sounds fun! The 4+ love interests is SO OVERWHELMING though. Who needs all that, omg. Awesome review still!

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    1. I know right, it’s like we’ve seen them somewhere….. There are 4 main interest in this book and most of the plot will lead you to those fours, but some of the plot will lead you to the non-major love interest, and these plots can only be found accidentaly or if you’re like me, finishing all plots, because they are usually the most unlikely/normal plots 😀

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  4. I have never read one of these choose-your-own-storylines books so I still can’t quite figure out how it’d work.😂But I’m glad it was still fun for you despite the negatives! I can totally imagine how doing this via ebook would’ve been tricky!

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