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To Wed A Rebel based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This was an enjoyable read. Isaac was paid to ruin Ruth, but once meeting her, he couldn't go through with it. His plan backfires and she is ruined anyways. They end up marrying and we learn that there is much more to Isaac than we had originally thought. I look forward to reading my by Dash in the future.
Once I started reading this book I did not put it down. It was definitely a historical romance but with a different edge to it…one that I enjoyed. Isaac, the hero, was complex and so was the heroine, Ruth. Both had difficult childhoods and lost their parents early in their lives. Ruth was intelligent but a pleaser who often hid, or hid from her, true self. In her desire to please she pushed her feelings, desires and personality down - perhaps she was not even sure what they really were. Isaac was also a product of his past and that included time in the Navy where what he thought he was escaping from proved to be even more rigid and difficult than what he left behind. He was a good man and a good friend to teammates in the Navy but once out his desire to achieve a personal financial goal saw him willing to do just about anything to make money. Yes, Isaac was a scoundrel. His ways of making money were questionable. And his ethics were deplorable. And yet, as I got to know him and he got to know Ruth, the other side of him began to emerge and I really began to like him quite a bit. When Ruth was “ruined” she had a rough time of it but it just might have been the key that allowed her to become a much stronger and better woman than she would ever have had the opportunity of being had she not been “ruined”. This was a complex story that allowed insights into the characters and fleshed them out. Their romance grew slowly after a rough start and seems more enduring and real than what most may have ended up with in those days. I liked the book and the writing and the characters and would like to thank NetGalley and Carina UK for the ARC they let me download in exchange for my honest review. 4.5 Stars