A Review On The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels was a delight to read. Both banter and cuteness filled the lines of the book as we witness the blossoming friendship and then romance between Ned Lightborn and Cecilia Bassingthwaite. The fun pirate and assassin and the thief band together to stop their common enemy, Captain Morvath from taking Cecilia, even if Ned is employed by him — although he has a very complicated employment. I really enjoyed The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels and Ned and Cecilia’s relationship, literally when Ned was crushing on Cecilia practically from their first encounter, wow it was just adorableness

Book: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
Series: Dangerous Damsels Book 1
Publication Date: June 15, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, romance, enemies to lovers, historical fiction
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryThrift Books
Read: December 16, 2021 to December 30, 2021


Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She’s also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it’s a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.

Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he’s under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.

When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her–hopefully proving, once and for all, that she’s as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels was a delight to read. Both banter and cuteness filled the lines of the book as we witness the blossoming friendship and then romance between Ned Lightborn and Cecilia Bassingthwaite. The fun pirate and assassin and the thief band together to stop their common enemy, Captain Morvath from taking Cecilia, even if Ned is employed by him — although he has a very complicated employment.

I really enjoyed The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels and Ned and Cecilia’s relationship, literally when Ned was crushing on Cecilia practically from their first encounter, wow it was just adorableness from there. Ned was so cute and funny and I loved their banter and relationship. The chemistry they had and how desperately Cecilia wanted to refrain from acting on that chemistry was adorable. I also enjoyed the witchy magic plot of this, magic flying houses with a world dominating women who are extremely powerful (we love to see it). The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels was so funny and cute and I really had fun reading this.

Having given The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels four stars, I found that it was really enjoyable, however, when reading the synopsis and other reviews, I had thought this would be extremely heavy on the romance side, but was wrong. While we do get Ned and Cecilia’s romance throughout the book, it had started off lighthearted and more on the sides of developing into a friendship and then slowly becoming a romantic relationship. The plot was more about Captain Morvath and while I enjoyed that, was expecting more of Ned and Cecilia’s relationship.

That being said, The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels was good as it was and I had such a fun time reading this and would recommend reading this!

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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