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BETTER THAN BOOK 1
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
I didn't like Loki in book 1 of the series, but this was an improvement. I enjoyed Heather (h) and her relationship with her daughter. She had a rough life and she didn't let it get her down. The daughter was precious as were the other two girls of the family.
The villains (yes more than one), were down right awful. I couldn't get over how Torrian (H) fell for his betrothed underhanded tricks. He was so smart the first time, and he doesn't think she will attempt it again? This caused me to lower my rating and that of the King. His reactions to what the betrothed does is mind boggling and he acts as no big deal. Women in the time period the author writes were to be virgins.
There is lovemaking but very mild, 3.5 if that out of 5 heat level. There is an attempted rape scene near the end, so be warned.
There is a slight cliffhanger with one of the villains near the end. I am sure this will play into the next story about Lily. I enjoyed the ending, and how we discover the connection to the h and a family member. I was somewhat sad at the decision of the Laird. I hate to think of these strong character's getting old and passing the torch.
It was nice to see the first generation have major parts in this story. You really don't need to read the whole series, the author does a nice job catching everyone up. As other reviewer's mentioned some of the actions and dialogue were at times modern.
We have no cheating, no cliffhanger for our H/h, we do get HEA and suspense. I did feel a connection to the H/h and they do fall in love fast, but that didn't bother me.
I am not going into the premise as many have explained it better than me, just what you may get out of reading it. (ljb)