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Meandering story, poorly-developed secondary plots,
By A Customer
This review is from: On Bended Knee (Mass Market Paperback)
ON BENDED KNEE is almost completely lacking in story. It spends far too much time in the heads of the protagonists as they rehash the same thoughts over and over again: Colin thinking how brave, strong and stubborn Seana is; Seana thinking what a heart breaking rogue Colin is. Yeah, I got it the first time. And while Crosby makes lame attempts to convince the reader that these two people belong together, she drags in a subplot involving characters from THE MACKINNON'S BRIDE that completely lacks in tension and takes time away from Colin and Seana. Another beef: Crosby's horrible Scottish dialogue which lacks continuity and is so overdone as to be virtually unreadable at times. (For a good example of Scottish dialect, read Gabaldon.) Finally, for a romance novel there is surprisingly little sexual tension and the one and only consummated sex scene is interrupted by an out-of-place attempt at humor. If you want to read a decent romance set in medieval times, read anything by Patricia Ryan. Not a single aspect of Crosby's book makes it impossible to set at any other time in history.