Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WINTER'S KNIGHT by H.J. Raine & Kelly Wyre

Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 4/11/12
ISBN 9781610406833
Gay Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Lucian is the son of an extremely rich, but dirty, mayor. Shea is also the son of a wealthy family. They have been best friends for many years, closer than brothers, fully understanding each other’s history and needs. Lucian decides to build his own empire, one for good not evil, although his methods are not always lily-white. Shea chooses freedom by disappearing. When they finally meet up again, three years later, their relationship is not just explosive, it also has far-reaching consequences.

This book has many good features. The sex is detailed, explicit, and with lifestyle MM BDSM. WINTER’S KNIGHT is termed a fantasy romance, but I see the plot as more mystery-suspense, with some nice twists and turns. But sometimes those twists and turns become convoluted. Also, Lucian has a penchant for literary speech, which is mostly okay, but every now and then becomes quite annoying. Added to that, there were sections of the book which seemed to drag, possibly because of Lucien’s personality. There was also quite a bit of repetition ensuring the reader fully understood the characters. I certainly didn’t need to be told things so often, and I suspect most other readers don’t need such reinforcing either. Other things seemed unnecessarily confusing, such as different minor characters with extremely similar names. I found myself scrolling back to look for the other people to make sure I wasn’t confusing the characters.

Overall it was an interesting story, but not strong enough to hold my attention through the less enticing sections. Readers of MM and BDSM will definitely appreciate the sex scenes though, and some of the background to the actions.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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