Tuesday, December 8, 2015

#Review: RESTLESS IN PINK by Lynne Connolly

4 of 5 stars

Even though I haven't read any of the first 3 books in the series, it did not take away the enjoyment of reading "Restless in Pink." Perhaps I would have understood the characters and family relations better, but the book mostly centered around Claudia Shaw, the wild child, of the family know as the "Emperors." Dominic St. Just is adjusting to life after leaving the army although he’s still doing some clandestine activities for the Crown. If Dominic thought he'd met his match on the battlefield, he was sorely mistaken when he meets Claudia. When the woman wants something, there is no stopping her.

Ms. Connolly does a superb job of fleshing out both Caroline and Dominic and their attraction to one another. I especially loved how independent and fearless Caroline is. Throw in intrigue, betrayal and personal attacks and the unsettling English times come to life. The history lesson surrounding the Young Pretender was presented without a heavy hand as she kept Caroline and Dominic central to the story. My only slight criticism besides a few typos was there there were a lot of minor characters to keep straight. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the other books in the series. Recommended.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.