FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. These are my honest thoughts.
In one way, I feel very misled by a couple of things. The back blurb and meet-cute both indicated a certain romance was going to take place, but the story took a weird turn on that front. While I grew to enjoy certain aspects of the romantic thread and rather adored the finale, it wasn’t anything like what I’d been led to believe it would be.
In another way, this story grew on me and wrapped me in a
vintage era that felt very much like home. The atmosphere in this book helped
the story slowly sift past my defenses at the aforementioned deception. The
words chosen created such vivid imagery that I found myself immersed in a
different time and place and wanted to stay in the fantastical
ballet-and-circus world the author created.