This is part of the Ultimate Reading Challenge I'm doing, and since I'm doing it to break out of a book slump I figure bending the rules in any way that gets me reading more is productive. Romance isn't really my genre most of the time, so I figured a classic romance was not going to happen and went with just a romance novel instead. The House of Velvet & Glass was not my usual read at all, but very light and fun. I liked how much detail there was about the dresses, the balls, the settings. Very lush.