Review: Runaway Heart by Claudy Conn
A couple of weeks ago, I headed to Fargo with my husband for his doctor’s appointment. We knew he’d be needing an operation. So, with all the optimist in me,just in case they decided to operate that day, I downloaded a couple books to my Kindle to read. Since I didn’t have the time to choose wisely, I only perused the free romances, figuring that if it turned not to be worth reading, I wouldn’t have wasted any money on them. The doctor thought we were insane to expect him to operate immediately if it wasn’t an emergency, so we came back home and I forgot about the books until the next time I wanted something to read.
Runaway Heart was one of those books. It was the one I chose to read first.
If you like Regency romances, you’ll like this book. I like them occasionally so I enjoyed it. If you like most romances but don’t particularly care for the Regency genre, then I suggest that you skip this read, Regencies are filled with the words, idioms, habaits and stuff of that period. The author (or authors, because two authors are mentioned though only one is on the cover) have done their homework and know the period intimately. So, as we watch heroine, Chelsea, be rescued from the school where she’d been languishing and given a season in London during which she will hopefully make a good match, we also learn a lot about London in the Regency era and meet several people whom history has made famous. Or infamous. Until she, of course, wins the heart of the most eligible bachelor of all.
Chelsea is a Regency feminist. She rescues animals and people from bad situations without thinking and in spite of any danger to herself. So I found myself cheering her on and didn’t really care whether she ever got married or not. But, of course, a happily-ever-after ending is always good. The book was well edited and the grammar was good, nothing to complain about there.
Tonight I’ll read the other free book I downloaded and didn’t read in the hospital. When he does have an operation, I plan to be proactive and find time to carefully peruse selections and choose according to potential readability instead of cost. Still, I’m glad I downloaded this book, even if it was on impulse.