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Come the Morning
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2012
I agree with the people that Shannon Drake/Heather Graham uses the same theme over and over. This is the 3rd book where the heroine is tied to a burning stake, and the hero magically is able to jump up there with his horse and save her from the fire. In Heather Graham's MacAuliffe Vikings Trilogy the first 2 books(Golden Surrender and The Viking's Woman) are also pretty much the same story, but i like them both. Who would like she would make 2 books in the same trigoly the same.
I also agree with the comment that there is some history in this book. However this one does not compare to the rest of the Graham Family series, where at times I either put those books down, and quit reading the book, or just skipped all of those history parts because they became too boring in describing everything. The history in those was so bad I would not read them again. Where as this book i re-read.
Mellyora may be a little spoiled at the beginning, but this is another one of those where the woman does not want to except the fact that the king is forcing her to marry someone she does not like, so she fights in the only way you can. So not sure spoiled is exactly the right word. Some of it is, some of it isn't. That she thinks she can get away with not doing what the king wants, with no real consequences is the stupid spoiled part. I am one of those people that likes the forceful man though, as long as it comes down to seduction in the end and is not rape. Once they are married they fall in love pretty quickly. I love the part where Mellyora is telling a story and is dancing, and Waryk's friend who doesn't know who she is, says he is in love with her. As well as what comes right after that.
Even though some what a repeat of Knight of Fire, I still loved this book. One I re-read when I get into the mood for a conqueror/forceful type of book. Also one I read straight thru, because it is hard to put down. Love the strong knight and a strong woman that can defend herself, most of the time. This is the typical, 2 people forced to marry each other who do not like each other. Bad guys causes problems. They fall in love, the woman is stolen, and brave knights gets her back and kills the bad guy. Happy Ever After! Love it!