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As usual, I'll put my disclaimer: I'm a chapter-mate of Ms. Kell
As usual, I'll put my disclaimer: I'm a chapter-mate of Ms. Kelly's at the First Coast Romance Writer's RWA chapter. That did not influence my rating at all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I read this novella in two pieces. It didn't catch my interest initially, but I did go back to it. I didn't realize, until I turned the last page, that this was a novella, so the ending really caught me by surprise. Because of that, though I hesitate to say this in some ways, I feel like the ending was sort of rushed. There was no real emotional build-up (at least for me) as Anthony and Linnet found their way to each other.
I was very interested in the Chloe/Dominic story line, which now I understand is a common thread throughout the first few books of the Renegade Royals series. I had to feel pretty sorry for the two young ones.
Anthony - I genuinely liked him. Solid and serious, he knew what he wanted (Linnet) and was incredibly patient when it came to getting it.
Linnet - not the strongest female I'd ever seen, but I liked her devotion to her family and desire to not come across as selfish. I did, toward the end, feel she was being a bit martyrish about the mother working in the court thing, buuuut it resolved itself. Kudos to Anthony for coming up with the solution.
These two made a pleasant pair and I adore the fact that Ms. Kelly chose a non-Regency period to write about. I'm quite looking forward to the rest of the series, despite my meh-ish feeling toward this book. I think most of that comes out of the fact that I was stunned at the ending coming so fast. I literally paged through the book a second time, trying to figure out if something had been deleted from to the book.
Ah well. Thanks, Ms. Kelly, for the introduction to another fabulous series!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.