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Cronic Bookaholic

I read any kind of books but lately I'm reading more and more of M/M.

Currently reading

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
R. Cooper
Lessons for Survivors
Charlie Cochrane
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
The Road Home
Michael Thomas Ford
Where There's Smoke
L.A. Witt
Mind Fuck
Manna Francis
Crimson Spell, Volume 3
Ayano Yamane
Call Me by Your Name
André Aciman
Neil Gaiman
Tea and Crumpet
Jay Rookwood, Lisa Worrall, Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft

The Knight

The Knight - Monica McCarty I read this as it's part of the Highland Guard series. Unlike the other books, this novella focused more on the romance between main character Sir James Douglas and Joanna Dicson, and not so much on the Anglo-Scotland war between the Bruce army and England.

What disappointing me was how much I dislike either main character. Black Douglas was ambitious driven by duty and need to avenge his father. His treatment of Joanna was callous but the girl starry-eyed worshipping doormat attitude was no better. To me their relationship was disaster waiting to happen, both too sure of the other's affection.

The redeeming part came in a much later chapters where James had to go down from his pedestal to win back the love of his life and Joanna got her steely back and treat him as merely man, not demigod prince charming of her childhood. Although by then, it's too late for me to really like this book.
Thus the 2-stars rate.