Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
In medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society.
Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow.
Sir William Corbett, a large and fierce warrior known as the Lion, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He’s determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. When he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he’s forced to enlist the help of Sir Christian. It’s a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.
When I first started reading romances (MF) I loved the medieval setting; Knights, villainy and damsels in distress. So what could be better than two knights rescuing the damsel – especially if those knights fall in love with each other.
I loved the tension between William and Christian, and when they got together physically it was hot! I loved how they got to know and respect one another.
I felt the length of time they spent on the road seemed excessive – why would the Brandons have such a feud with a lord so far away? And the journey home seemed much shorted though it should have taken longer. However, this discrepancy is minor in the scheme of things.
I really enjoyed this story when it was a free Love Has No Boundaries contribution, and I looked forward to seeing what had been added in the paid version. I was a little disappointed in that it seems only the epilogue has changed. It gave us more insight into what happens after, but left me sobbing bitter sweet tears. I don’t feel the additional 34 pages are worth $4.99. If you can get it on sale, give it a go, but otherwise, I would stick with the freebie.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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