Book Review: Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot
Finunula, a maiden who flaunts the rules of society, needs money for sister’s dowry. So, she does what most young women do when they need money she kidnaps a man to hold for ransom. Hugo Fitzstephen, Earl of Stephensgate, is returning from the crusades loaded down with jewels and gold. It should be easy to hold the man captive but Finnula makes a terrible mistake by falling for her hostage, only to realize that he’s been lying about his identity all along…. But then, so has she. Now their lives and the lives of everyone they know and love could be in danger.
This book was wonderful. The main character was fiery and not afraid to state her opinion while dressing like a man and gallivanting about. Hugo, the man she kidnaps was boorish at times but by the end of the book I adored his character. The book did take a little time to get into the plot of of the story but I was entertained by Finnula and Hugo’s constant bickering.
I especially enjoyed how the author used both Finnula and Hugo’s perspective so that we could get both sides of the story. I think it helped move the story along while portraying each character’s view on the other. It was compelling to read how each character rendered themselves and compare it to the other character’s view. Overall, how it was told made the story more intriguing. I would highly recommend this book especially to people who enjoy medieval romances or are looking for a quick and somewhat cheesy story.