Envy: A Luxe Novel is a young adult novel by author Anna Godbersen. It is the third book in The Luxe Series. Plot[edit]. Henry Schoonmaker, the handsome son . The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters. Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling series. All four books are included in this tan, In a world of luxur.

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Elizabeth’s personal maid, Lina, finds out about Elizabeth and Will’s relationship and is hurt because she has grown to love Will herself. Young adultDramaRomance.

The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen

And because I enjoyed seeing Penelope swallow her own tongue when she finds out a certain couple are engaged.

I used to watch Gossip Girl religiously and this book reminded me how much I loved the show! Imagine having to take your sister or your aunt on a date. And, oh my god yeek I loved this book! All in all, not something I would ever pick up again. If you are used to reading romance novels that include sex and other …more tbh it really matters on how mature you are-as in what kind of books you read.

I don’t think I will be reading the other books in the series. If you are used to reading romance novels that include sex and other romantic scenes then you should be fine. Everyone assumes Henry and Elizabeth would be perfect together, while Penelope is determined to have him for herself. Beware, moms of teenage girls, this book was recommended to me as the “next big thing”.


So I just admired the cover from afar, and that of the sequel Rumors. She comes from a super rich and respected family, a family who since her fathers death, has fallen to pieces that may well me able to be put together by Elizabeth accepting a worthy suitor with a hefty dowdry.

Lina Broad has been the Holland family’s maid for years, ever since childhood. Wow, I actually think this is my longest review, officially beating out my Perfect Chemistry review length.

Henry Schoonmaker’s best friend, who enlists in the military. Dec 30, Denise Smith rated it did not like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I kind of wished the romance between said main character and her certain lover was dev Scandal and intrigue on the upper east side in Manhattan, New York! This book was basically just Gossip Girl set in the ‘s Former servant of the Holland family; used to be in love with William Keller.

A basic conversation between two characters: That dress is beautiful! I enjoy reading shallow, trashy books.

But then Henry started showing some good sense and just the slightest hint of a backbone, despite his apalling sense of entitlement. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Later, Henry tells Penelope that their love making was a mistake and he that never should have committed the act. Cover of The Luxe. Elizabeth Holland, the darling of the high society set, has returned from her year in Paris in time for the first ball of the season, held at her best friend Penelope Hayes’ newly finished and incredibly vulgar mansion.


Godberssn to mention backstabbers, liars and cheaters.

Who would have thunk it? However, Penelope’s scheme backfires when her brother begins to legitimately fall in love with Diana.

Luxe Series

Its mainly the time period, the way of life, and the characters that puts me off and no matter how ,uxe I try, I can’t get sucked in. This is an interesting book.

I saw a lot of mixed reviews for this book, and I understand why, but I personally really enjoyed reading it. I just don’t like Lina for her decisions, her lack of confidence in herself, and her obsession over Will. The characters’ paths once again intertwine when Henry plans a fishing trip to Florida with his good friend, Teddy Cutting.

For the first quarter of the book, I felt bad for this girl. The bitch of the book is Penelope, of course – and she’s marvellous at it. The plot seemed to move very slowly for me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Waiting for something to happen that I can’t quite put my finger on, but something that didn’t quite turn up.

Cecily Von Ziegesar, the creator of the Gossip Girl series, did. I fell in love with a historical romance third person book! The Holland sisters, Elizabeth and Diana, are at the top godbwrsen the social ladder.