"Appetites & Vices," by Felicia Grossman


Historical Romance

Book Blurb

He’s her ticket into high society…

Banking heiress Ursula Nunes has lived her life on the fringes of Philadelphia’s upper class. Her Jewish heritage means she’s never quite been welcomed by society’s elite…and her quick temper has never helped, either. 

A faux engagement to the scion of the mid-Atlantic’s most storied family might work to repair her rumpled reputation and gain her entrée to the life she thinks she wants…if she can ignore the way her “betrothed” makes her feel warm all over and stay focused on her goal. 

She’s his ticket out…

Former libertine John Thaddeus “Jay” Truitt is hardly the man to teach innocent women about propriety. Luckily, high society has little to do with being proper and everything to do with identifying your foe’s temptation—an art form Jay mastered long ago. A broken engagement will give him the perfect excuse to run off to Europe and a life of indulgence. 

But when the game turns too personal, all bets are off…

My Review

Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovelies! 💕 I’m so excited to feature this week’s smashingly brilliant historical romance with a Jewish heroine and a smolderingly sexy bad boy hero. Appetites & Vices, by Felicia Grossman—released by Carina Press—as my lovers’ holiday review! It’s a treat and a half, to say the least. It’s also the first in a series, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

This little gem happens to be the first historical book I’d ever read that truly piqued my interest. I was fortunate enough to beta read for Ms. Grossman—both for this, and for the next book in the series entitled Dalliances & Devotions, set to be released in September! I positively gobbled them both up. Ms. Grossman managed the impossible by drawing my non-historical reading self into a love and obsession with her characters!

Ursula Nunes might very well be one of my favorite—and if nothing else, the feistiest!—heroine I’ve had the pleasure of reading in quite some time. Her voice is so distinct, and her character so vivid, I was left blinking big ol’ heart eyes. And that’s nothing on what Jay Truitt did to me. Holy guacamole, folks. This stud is Hot with a capital “H.” Ms. Grossman manages to draw such realism and beauty into her characters, that I assure you’ll be walking away just as grinning-like-crazy as I was.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romances, but also to anyone who might not think they’re a historical fan and is willing to give it a one-off shot at proving themselves wrong. Because, speaking from experience, Ms. Grossman—and her cast of delightful characters—will win you over. Of that, I have no doubt!

So, what are you waiting for? Appetites & Vices is available for pre-order or can be purchased for immediate enjoyment on or after its release date, February 18th, 2019!

Until next time,