Fans of Bridgerton will love this “delightful” Regency romp (Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author​) in which a proper Society miss recruits a very improper lady investigator in a quest for vengeance, only to find love instead.

As a master of disguise, Thomasina Wynchester can be a polite young lady—or a bawdy old man. She’ll do whatever it takes to solve the cases her family takes on. But when Tommy’s beautiful new client turns out to be the highborn lady she’s secretly smitten with, more than her mission is at stake . . .

Bluestocking Miss Philippa York doesn’t believe in love. Her heart didn’t pitter-patter when she was betrothed to a duke, nor did it break when he married someone else. All Philippa desires is to decode a centuries-old manuscript to keep a modern-day villain from claiming credit for work that wasn’t his. She hates that she needs a man’s help to do it—so she’s delighted to discover the clever, charming baron at her side is in fact a woman. But as she and Tommy grow closer and the stakes of their discovery higher, more than just their hearts are at risk.

Meet The Author: Erica Ridley

Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels. When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rain forests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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Erica Ridley is on tour!

  • The Ripped Bodice (Virtual)

    In Conversation: Erica Ridley & Karelia Stetz-Waters

    Erica Ridley discussed her new novel, The Perks of Loving a Wallflower, with Karelia Stetz-Waters

  • Creating Conversations (via Zoom)

    Romance, Realism, and Representation— Celebrating stories of women enjoying sexy happy times in the 18th and 19th centuries

    Join us for a lively panel discussion with Manda Collins, Michelle McLean, Erica Ridley, Vanessa Riley, Mary Jo Putney and Emily Sullivan. Moderated by Bethany Bennett.

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Reader Reviews


"Erica Ridley is a delight!"—Julia Quinn
"The holy grail for Regency fans: like Georgette Heyer, but with sex. ...a feminist fairy tale readers will rejoice in."
 —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Funny and sexy. The lead characters' identities are realistically nuanced. Completely enchanting."—Kirkus, Starred Review
An “exquisitely written, utterly transcendent romance that perfectly captures the joy of being loved for who you truly are. Distinguished by a generous measure of buoyant wit, insightful characterization, luscious sensuality, and just the right dash of whimsy (homing kittens, anyone?), this is pure reading bliss.”—Booklist, Starred Review
"Erica Ridley's love stories are warm, witty and irresistible. I want to be a Wynchester!"—Eloisa James
“This clever novel will delight readers.” —Library Journal, Starred Review
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