The Luxe: Envy
Two months after Elizabeth Holland's dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Diana's side, however, those watching New York's favorite family begin to suspect that all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South. Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city's most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelope's finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope's social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortuneand her fameare anything but secure, especially now that one of society's darlings is slipping tales to the eager press.
Envy was just as excellent as the other two installments in the Luxe series. Every chapter held gorgeous historic details with twists and turns. I fell in love with Diana and Henry's forbidden love story all over again. Penelope goes a step too far in her "relationship" with Henry, and Lina is brought to an all time low.
I was surprised, however, by being equally captured by Elizabeth's story.
Her do-everything-my-family-wants do gooder ways never really caught my attention. She was more like a background character to me than a main one. But I found myself rooting her on in this book and hoping the best for her. (I really want her to be with Teddy Cutting).
All in all, this was a excellent book.