Monday, December 19, 2022

Notorious by Kathryn Kramer


DNF @ 63%

I was intrigued by the blackmailed mistress and female highwayman trope. To be clear, this isn't a bad book. The writing is purpley but it's honestly pretty dark for a Zebra romance! The heroine sleeps with the hero to save her father but the pardon is stolen in transit so her father ends up dying anyway(!). The heroine blames the hero and declares him public enemy number one. At one point in the book, she even tries to hang him.

This was much darker than I was expecting but I didn't mind. I actually stan a heroine who's allowed to be cruel-- and she WAS. But I lost interest in the book when they reunite and the heroine was like, I loved him all along. I'm sorry, WHAT? You were literally scouring the countryside looking for this dude so you could end him. Don't give me that.

Writing is pretty cheesy but I didn't mind it. It was honestly kind of endearing and made this book more of a product of its times. I'd read more from this author but this one just wasn't it.

2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars

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