Alice Coldbreath is a brilliant writer who really makes you feel like you’re in medieval times. Details about pets, swearing, tapestry and the surliness of the men feel real.
I nearly didn’t buy this one, as the plot seemed unromantic to me. Hideous facial scarring? Errrrrr. But I was persuaded to buy it by the many 5* reviews and my need for a new book.
I regret buying it and won’t read it again. The amount of self-hate the heroine has for her alleged lack of personality is sad. The facial scarring is sad. The inconsistent and controlling way the hero treats her is sad and the way he talks to her is not ok (today we would call this guy emotionally abusive). The sex scenes are hot but it was all a bit too unromantic for me. And then at the end everyone starts telling the heroine that her scars are minor and she is still objectively attractive. I’m thinking which is it? I’ve just read the whole book and I still don’t know if the heroine is hideous or attractive, and given this is central to the plot, that was irritating. And the fated love bit towards the end was cheesy and unnecessary.
I couldn’t love this hero the way I loved the heroes in her other books. This dude just isn’t likeable enough.
I went back to reading the other books in the series and they are just in a different league. Definitely buy Alice Coldbreath but maybe skip this one.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2396 KB
- Print Length: 382 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0859YR6LB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 123 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)