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Neurotypical romantic hell continues
on 15 July 2015
Rejar is the second book in the series and it picks up where the first book left off, but with a new lead. Rejar, the cat shifter, arrives in Britain in early 1800s and sets his sights on, what we are lead to believe is, an independent young woman, determined to stay single and enjoy her life and wealth as a spinster. Her independence doesn't last long, because Rejar, is an overbearing and domineering man, who takes what he wants. Rejar and Lorgan (book 1) are both very similar and act the same way, they do what they want and their women must fall in line. Neither will take no for an answer, they lie - ok, they OMIT the truth - and trick their chosen "mates" for their own purposes. Why the women put up with that, I don't know. Apparently, fantastic sex makes up for it.
I found that both books, 1 and 2, are almost copies; the men are of the same character, their women feebly put up a fight at the beginning until they are sexed up witless by their men, throw in some sci-fi and some quest the manly man must complete, stir the whole lot and the woman ends up in another universe, like it or not. Again.
And again, I didn't find anything particularly thrilling or romantic about Rejar and Lilac's story. The sci-fi bit got old and, in the end, I skipped some latter parts of the book because I just couldn't take it. The author insists on this sexist idea of romance, where essentially the man's word is law, where the woman is always behind the man, not standing next to him. Honestly, there are much better romances out there.