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Definitely not Medeiros quality
on 14 June 1999
Teresa Medeiros writes excellent books, but unfortunately, this book does not meet her usual standards. Compared with her other books, this one was extremely shallow. There was no tugging on the heartstrings at all. The first half of the book was almost entirely focused on the heroine's relationship with the hero's numerous children. The second half was really the story between the two main characters. I think Medeiros might have gotten a good read out of this, if she really had concentrated on romance and developing the relationship between the two characters, instead of trying to garner laughs. It didn't work too well. Also, Medeiros tried too hard to make the hero look good in the reader's eyes. I really didn't know all that much about his character, except he was a great warrior, a good lover, and had a soft spot for orphans. He had also had two previous wives, whom another character said the hero had loved deeply, even though he wasn't around them most of the time. That made me wonder how the heroine of this story was so special and different to the hero. This is an okay read, I guess, but really doesn't measure up to Medeiro's usual works. P.S. Bannor the Bold, Lord of Elsinore? Can't we think of better names?