I’m a huge fan of Ruth Axtell’s book. Her Good Name was one of my favorite reads last year and I also really enjoyed the first in this series, Moonlight Masquerade (which I promise a review will go up one of these days). So with the release of A Heart’s Rebellion, I was excited to get back into the Regency world with some of my favorite characters.
In a world governed by unspoken rules, one young woman is about to break them all . .
Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she’s ready to take fashionable society by storm–and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it.
Can Jessamine trust her heart to lead her to a love that proves true through thick and thin? Or will her rash actions close the door on the life she really desires?
Lose yourself in Ruth Axtell’s sumptuous story of discovering one’s true self and finding true love.
While it was an entertaining read, I have to admit I did like the first in the series a bit more. I think it had to do with Jessamine. I completely understood where she was coming from (young heart break is never easy and can stick with you), but she held on to bitterness so long, it was somewhat frustrating. And in the process of her love haterade, she nearly creates a disaster. But these actions also made Lancelot even more charming, since he refused to quit on her. But man, did that girl need to give up her hot mess ways! Then again, aren’t we all a bit of a hot mess at some point in our lives? 🙂 What’s life if not to learn a few hard lessons? 🙂
So readers, have you read Ruth Axtell? And on a completely different note, what are some of your biggest life lessons so far? Feel free to share below!
(Thank you Revell for the copy in exchange for my honest review)