Top critical review
on 2 February 2014
Just coming to the end of A knight's reward and not really sure if it's a joke. I'll be honest, I don't want a realistic story when I read romances, just a bit of fun escapism where the guy ends up being everything a girl could want while she proves to be more than just a pretty face. But the knight in this story is a very poor excuse for a heros. First he gets the girl pregnant (obviously he doesn't suspect because they only made love once so she couldn't be right?!) and runs away from home to join the crusades because his parents want him to marry someone else. She's left alone for four years bringing up a son and dealing with several adversities. Then when he does come back he's on a spying mission only he gets that all wrong and ends up being beaten up several times while causing more trouble for his lost love. In the end she saves the day and he's just a bruised bleeding mess. He's a failure, and although she's the heroine she's grateful to have him back in her life and they live happily ever after with their spoilt and annoying son. Not really my idea of escapism.