Friday, January 6, 2012
Review: The Brat by Lynsay Sands (5 stars, medieval)
Full Description: Amazon
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thoughts After Reading:
I'm not a big fan of medieval romances, but for Lynsay Sands I make an exception. I have loved almost every book of hers that I have read, and this certainly holds true for The Brat. They have all contained her trademark humor that borders on the absurd, sensual love scenes, and touching scenes that show how much the hero and heroine care about each other. In The Brat, the heroine is a beautiful woman who has basically been adopted by the king. She has been pretending to be a "brat" so that the other women at court aren't cruel to her. The heroine does put some stock in superstitions, but never discards common sense. The hero, meanwhile, is a good and patient man who sometimes has trouble wording his thoughts. The hero and heroine get married fairly early in the story, and then the rest of the book is spent discussing the couple as they settle into their new life. As with other books of Sands I have read, one of the major conflicts is trying to discover who is trying to murder the hero. One thing I should mention is that seemed to be a particularly sedate romance, even for Sands. Many of the misunderstandings or conflicts are settled very quickly, leading to a sweet romance with suspense but very little angst. I personally enjoyed the break from angst, but it depends on your preferences. All-in-all, a good read from a good author.