Rebellious was the first book I read of the Martini Club 4 series, and it really set the scene. Four young women run away from their homes and lives in England in order to make their way as independent women in New York City. I already have a bit of a thing for the 1920s, so it was easy to get caught up in this book (and the others in the series).
Lady Jessica is quite the bluestocking, and determined to write more than just society columns and gardening party reports in the newspaper. This determination gets her into a heap of trouble when she begins frequenting a (very illegal) speakeasy. Her curiosity leads her to investigate the club’s owner, and she begins to unravel his secrets, which then (of course) leads to more trouble.
I loved that this novella was closely wrapped up with the other books, although as this was the first I read, I hadn’t realized how closely they would correspond. On reading the other three in the series, I started to see that each story was running concurrently, and I went back to re-read this one to see what I might have missed.
I’d definitely recommend reading all four! (and I will be reviewing the other three in the series soon!)
Rebellious: Martini Club 4 Series – The 1920s
Blurb: Can an aristocratic lady melt the cold heart of a Russian gangster?
Lady Jessica Hatton fled her high-society London debutante life for one of investigative journalism in New York—only to be relegated to the fashion pages. Searching for a juicy story leads her to Club 501, the city’s most glamorous speakeasy—and its handsome, mysterious owner, Frank Markov. But his past of war and revolution puts their hearts—and their lives—in danger…