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This read like an average story you'd see on AO3 or fanfiction.net. From the unnecessary sexual violence to the anachronisms in the attempted historical accuracy, to the clunky attempts at "old fashioned" speech. But the thing that made me want to throw my kindle in rage was when the writer decided to have Eliza claiming that the Schyler family valued black equality... Her family owned LOTS of slaves. And Alexander Hamilton bought some of them on her family's behalf! Also, the amount of work de la Cruz does to pretend this isn't true is actively deceitful. Her aunt has a "Brown skinned servant girl" in 1780? Are you kidding? I'm annoyed I paid money for this book, and that I wasted three hours of my life reading it. There is nothing of value of originality to this work, and it only exists because the author and her publishers knew they'd make a fortune off the back of the Hamilton musical. Utter rubbish.
"Does it hurt when you hide every last shred of your individuality and self-worth behind acres of silk and cups of powder and smiles that never, no matter how hard you try, reach your eyes."
Alex & Eliza was just a little blah for my tastes, I have no doubt if your a Hamilton fan then this book will be for you but for me the history side of it had no point of reference to me and as much as it pains me to say this Alex's devotion to Eliza came across as cringe instead of swoon.....
Arrived in great condition on time. A brilliant book, especially for Hamilton: An American Musical fans. Also great if you enjoy historical romance. Would definitely recommend and I eagerly await the second one.