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I needed my Le Veque fix so. I decided to start the "Highland Warriors of Munro" series. This first book "The Red Lion" is a solid medieval love story that is more on the "sweet" side than many other medieval books written by Kathryn Le Veque. It's different from what most readers have come to expect but as long as you go into this book with this knowledge it shouldn't be an issue.😉
I really enjoyed the characters. Jamison is a strong Scottish warrior who meets his match with Havilland, who is English and a warrior in her own right. Their journey begins with some funny moments then builds to a sweet romance. 💟
I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Wills' narration. He is always a delight to listen to. 😁
This is definitely worth a listen for those who enjoy sweet medieval romances.
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The characters of Lady Havilland and Jamison are very well drawn. I enjoyed spending time with them. The story is very strong as is the narration. Brad Wills is excellent at creating distinctive and appropriate voices for each character.OK...
Semi-Spoiler alert...My one problem with the book is the end. In the last big assault on Four Crosses Castle, Havilland is dragged from the castle and Jamison saves her. Then....they then have a loooong heart to heart talk about what they mean to each other and their future. Full of very sweet sentiment but ...For Gosh Sakes....behind them somewhere, the castle is under siege and people are dying. It was as though since they were safe they didn't care who was fighting and dying and we never find out what happened to the Castle.
One thing I like about Kathryn Le Veque's books is that she does not inject modern values into her Middle Ages characters. However, in this book, the last chapter does just this; the "enemy" clan chief decides to go all Cum-bah-ya and lay down his arms without any concessions at all from Jamison. I expected his warriors to start swaying, light cigarette lighters and break into John Lennon's "Imagine". It felt like the end was very rushed and the author was anxious to move on to the next book in the series and it was time to wrap everything up quickly.
All this said, but for this, the book is very well researched and written; the characters very likeable and interesting. I enjoyed it very much.
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The male narrator gave the characters silly voices. While the hero sounded manly and believable, the female characters sounded like drag queens who'd had too many cocktails. It was distracting.