Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review: Falcon's Fire

Falcon's Fire
By:  Patricia Ryan

Rating: 4 Cogs


Thorne Falconer swore he'd do anything to overcome his humble beginnings, even arrange a marriage for his wealthy lord. Martine of Rouen, the promised bride, has strong aspirations of her own, but agrees to wed to keep her family holdings intact. But when these two meet, the pull of their passion may overcome the power of their will.


Thorne and Martine are definitely a sweet couple.  I have to admit, once I started reading this book, immediately from Thorne's entry into the story I couldn't help but cry out to myself, "But.. But..  He's perfect for her, why can't she marry him instead?!"  I felt really silly partially in when I realized that's really where the story was going, but alas, I didn't bother reading the blurb before I dug into this fun historical gem.

The story is solid and the characters are well developed.  I feel that the secrets that these two love birds were holding out from one another were substantial.  The author did a great job at showing their different twinges of guilt for not being completely honest with one another, while at the same time, not being too overbearing and preachy about being honest to one's mate.

I love the cast in this story, and I'm pleased to see that it's a start of a series.  I would love to see a story involving more of Martine's brother.  He is such a fantastic supporting character that deserves a lady of his own.

I feel that my only real complaint with this story is that it ended so abruptly.  The story was completed, yes.  I still felt as though there was something missing.  There was more that needed to be said, and I feel that in the case of this book, an epilogue would have been beneficial to offer complete closure.

This is such a fun read, and I definitely suggest it to historical romance readers.

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