Throughout the other three novellas in this series, Charlotte is always baking, or just about ready to start baking, and I was becoming more curious about her story. While the other women seem to have managed to get away reasonably scot-free from their backgrounds in England, Charlotte is not so lucky. Her jilted fiancé follows her to New York, and it turns out he’s not the pleasant young man everyone thought him to be.
Detective Noble is a fascinating character all his own, and his agonies over his attraction to Charlotte, though she is his number 1 suspect, are very well portrayed. He really fancies Charlotte, but yet, she’s wanted for murder. The push and pull between his heart and his job really give him depth.
The ending was quite satisfying, and as it’s the last of the four I read, a good way to close the series.
Runaway: Martini Club 4 Series – The 1920s
Blurb: Can she prove her innocence before more than her dreams are destroyed?
After escaping an arranged marriage, Lady Charlotte Leighton lands on a new shore, determined to realize her dream of opening her own bakery. But her plans are shattered when her former fiancé follows her to New York. Now, she finds herself in a fight for her freedom.
Haunted by a string of failures, Detective Felix Noble is determined to solve his latest case. But his efforts to find a murderer are jeopardized by a forbidden attraction to his number one suspect. While he’s certain Charlotte Leighton is keeping secrets, instinct tells him she’s not the murderess he first believed.