Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Absolutely brilliant. I haven’t had that much fun reading a book in a very long time. My Lady Jane was clever, funny, well-written, and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.
The book is told in three different POVs, written by three different authors, and surprisingly enough, it works. Each character’s voice was distinct and interesting, without the writing becoming disjointed and abrupt. Everything flowed together in such a smooth way that you never would have guessed that it was written by different people. It’s full of humor, romance, adventure, and puns upon puns. I was not bored once. Jane, Gifford, and Edward were each likable in their own unique ways, and I found myself invested in all of their stories, something that is usually hard for me when there are multiple POVs. The historical context was mixed perfectly with slight (and some not so slight) alterations of fact, and the fourth-wall breaking interludes made by the narrators were added bonuses, as were the little nods to pop culture (from Shakespeare to The Princess Bride to Game of Thrones).
A very enjoyable read that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a lighthearted, smexy, fun story (with a little bit of history)!