Author Cynthia Marcano: My Thoughts Thursday: Behind The Scenes by Jen Turano

My Thoughts Thursday: Behind The Scenes by Jen Turano

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Behind The Scenes
by Jen Turano

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Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill."

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . .


Filled with plenty of hilariously laugh out loud moments, Turano writes her signature type of tale. However, I have to say, Behind The Scenes didn't deliver the chemistry I have come to expect from her. I love her work, but this is my least favorite book by Turano thus far.

Protagnist, Permilia was an absolutely well written and great character. I simply adore her. Hero, Asher Rutherford, however, just didn't measure up for me. He was...boring. Permilia Griswold was not. How could she be with a name like Permilia Griswold?! I felt the love story portion of this love story was flat and I didn't find myself routing for Asher.

Turano did set us up for the next story in the series and I admit that I am looking forward to it. I was much more excited to read Harrison's emerging tale.

All in all, because Harrison peaked my interest and I loved Permilia and because I did laugh, I would still recommend it to less particular Turano fans.

I rated this book a little less than four stars because I didn't care for the hero and the love story lacked chemistry.

Overall Rating - 3.75 Stars 

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