Review: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

Review: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa ZagerisTitle: My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
Author: Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: April 3rd 2018

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

This scandalous chooseable-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure-and satisfy all your earthly desires along the way!

Endless scenarios of high romance, deep desire, and quivering...comedy await your tender caress in this chooseable path romance novel. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of 19th-century society, the 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, handsome, horse-loving highlander, Captain Angus McTaggart?
* Or perhaps you will chase through the chapters a good man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, in the arousing form of Lord Garraway Craven?
* Or read recklessly on to take to the continent as the "traveling companion" of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline?
* ...or yet another intriguing fate?

Whether it's forlorn orphans and fearsome werewolves, mistaken identities and swashbuckling swordfights, or long-lost lovers and pilfered Egyptian artifacts, every delightful twist and turn of the romance genre unfolds at your behest! Prepare to open your heart, open your mind, and open-this book.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review

It has been a long time since I have read a “choose-your-own-adventure” book. My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris is an historical romance that is a humorous and engaging book of stories that allows the reader to decide the path of the book. There is a plethora of interesting characters to meet in this unique novel, however the sexual innuendos become a little bit too much.

Have you ever wanted to be the main character of a book? My Lady’s Choosing gives the reader an opportunity to star as the protagonist of a few different plot lines. The book starts off with a small guide to each of the various characters (including yourself) that can be met in each of the stories. Then the adventure begins as you decide which character you want to spend your time with.

The character that I chose was the Scotsman, as he seemed to be the most exciting and adventurous of the lot. The story moves along at a quick pace and can be read easily in one sitting. At times I was able to choose where the story would go next and at other times, the book told me which page to go to next. It is a witty story, although some scenes seemed a bit corny, which may have been the intention of the authors. I have never read Outlander, but apparently the Scotsman story is a parody of the popular series. There was also a mystery element to the plot that I quite enjoyed.

I haven’t read too many historical romance novels before, so I may not understand the format that well. However, there are multiple sexual references in the book that are meant to be funny. A couple of them did have me chuckling, but there were just so many of them that they became a bit tiresome to read. When the young children in the story started discussing sexual encounters, that was when I had had enough.

My Lady’s Choosing is a unique book that allows the reader to choose the path of the story. The authors have created an intriguing cast of characters that will lead readers on many different and at times humorous adventures. Fans of the historical romance genre are sure to find this book to be enjoyable.

About Kitty Curran

Kitty Curran is an illustrator and comics artist who is Actually British and knows all about courtship rituals, the peerage, and upper-crust accents. Together with Larissa Zageris, she is a creator of the hit viral Kickstarter project Taylor Swift: Girl Detectiveas well as countless other zines and comics. She lives in Chicago.

About Larissa Zageris

image of Larissa Zageris

Larissa Zageris is a writer, educator, and photographer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among many other internet places.

15 thoughts on “Review: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

  1. Mary @StackingM BookShelves! says:

    I like that you got to choose your way through this book. Sorry it wasn’t stellar at a 3.5 rating but I can deal with that and I do like Historical Romances so it might be better for me. I have read Outlander and 5 others in that series – haven’t started the 7th yet cause I don’t want it to end for me yet. =)
    Thanks for the great review!

    Mary
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  2. Stephanie's Book Reviews says:

    Great review! I agree about all the sexual references being a little much. I would’ve enjoyed it a bit more if it wasn’t quite so “trashy romance novel”-ish. The scotsman storyline wasn’t bad. There was another option that involved a werewolf plotline, which I thought was odd.
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  3. Calvin says:

    Interesting, funny innuendos and stuff.. Sounds like a book that is worth reading, in the historical romance genre

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