Scales and Sensibility (Regency Dragons, #1) by Stephanie Burgis


Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into her aunt and uncle’s house. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope’s pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless – but surprisingly sweet – fortune hunter who came to court Penelope, either. And she never dreamed that she would have to enter into an outrageous magical charade to save her younger sisters’ futures.However, even the most brilliant scholars of 1817 England still haven’t ferreted out all the lurking secrets of rediscovered dragonkind…and even the most sensible of heroines can still make a reckless wish or two when she’s pushed. Now Elinor will have to find out just how rash and resourceful she can be when she sets aside all common sense. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll even be impractical enough to win her own true love and a happily ever after…with the unpredictable and dangerous “help” of the magical creature who has adopted her.

A frothy Regency rom-com full of pet dragons and magical misadventures, Scales and Sensibility is a full-length novel and the first in a new series of standalone romantic comedies.

Review: I’ve really struggled reading anything this year and have rarely been motivated to pick anything up.


Now I loved Tales from the Chocolate Heart and I’ll admit I’m a sucker for pretty covers. Scales and Sensibility has appeared on my FB for months and I finally bought it. Despite having a ridiculous mountain of books outstanding. It promptly went to the top of the pile and on Sunday, I picked it up thinking I can read a chapter or two and I won’t force myself to read. I finished the book that evening.


Everything I needed. It was fun, charming, comforting, magical and it had dragons. I admit I’m of the mindset that dragons can make everything better, and of course they did.

I think it would be fair to say that Scales and Sensibility isn’t meant to be an emotional epic heart-wrench of a read. It is, exactly what the cover and blurb tell you. A fun and unique Jane-Austin-style inspired story. One with good characters and engaging story.

It’s like a warm hug. With dragons. It is the perfect book for curling up on the sofa and forgetting the world.

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