The best thing about this book is the understanding of domestic abuse. It's about Bridgit who wants to spend her inheritance helping women who have been abused by their husbands in Regency England. But Bridgit’s fate is managed by her guardian, Cam, who has sworn to never marry to avoid repeating the mistakes of his brutal father.
This aspect of the book has a lot of heart, but somehow this relationship between the central characters is a little arid. For me they did not come to life like the wonderful characters in some of her other books. Then there are half evolved lesser characters. The dozy chaperone who is not up to the job. The panicking woman who pushes her baby girl into Bridgit’s arms begging for her child’s life. These promising subplots are never really developed.
I love Callie Hutton when she is witty. She has produced some hilarious novels such as ‘The Elusive Wife’ and ‘Seducing the Marquess’. I highly recommend these novels for anyone looking for a few laughs in between sizzling romantic scenes. But ‘His Rebellious Lass’ is more sombre. Everything that Callie Hutton writes is truly enjoyable. But I would have to rank this novel as in the bottom 50% of her books .
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1490 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (8 July 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07PS7TXQS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)