Mary Jo Putney's "The Wild Child"

The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney

Interesting reading for the most part, but the melodrama went over the top towards the end and instead of finishing the last page with a sigh of satisfaction, I was simply glad that it was over. The story is mostly told from the POV of the hero instead of the heroine. This was interesting, but I think it would have been better to have more of the heroine's POV, especially since she was such an unusual character and was obviously perfectly capable of thought and reflection. For me the heroine's recovery, once Dominic had convinced her to say a few words, seemed too sudden and effortless - I think in reality such a recovery would take much more time and be more painful, with setbacks along the way, and it would have been more effective in the novel for her recovery to be more difficult too. The chapters about the older twin on his journey to Spain with his dying mistress didn't work for me at all.