My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Sir William Corbet and Sir Christian Brandon embark on a journey together to free William’s sister from the clutches of her cruel husband. William is prepared to die to protect his sister, but Christian is the seventh son of his family and is determined to use the guile he’s learned protecting himself from his half-brothers to protect William – a man he’s quickly falling in love with.
I loved The Lion and The Crow. It weaves a believable and clever story with a strong HEA in a time when the whole world would have been against the idea of two men in love. It lets the tension simmer and build between the pair as their feelings grow and they struggle to come to terms with them.
I deeply enjoyed William’s struggle against his desires for Christian as they traveled together. The sex scenes were hot, a wonderful payoff and release of tension at exactly the right moment, and the way the story wrapped up at the end was nothing short of brilliant. I loved Christian’s intelligence and the fact that he used his wits to protect William, and William’s strong sense of honor and duty was easy to like.
The writing itself is fluid and richly detailed without bogging down the pace of the story. I learned exactly enough about William and Christian and their respective families to understand the characters’ reasoning. Anybody worried about being mired in superfluous details shouldn’t worry.
I really can’t believe this novella is free. I would have gladly paid for it. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.