Book review: Winter’s Knight by Mary Calmes

Winter's Knight (L'Ange #4)

This is the fourth book in the L’Ange series, and I’ll admit up front that I have not read any of the others in the series.  Nor did I realise, before starting, that this was a novella rather than a full-length book.

There are parts of this book that are brilliant.  They just draw you in so that you feel like you’re right there with the characters.  For me, that was the scene where Tucker went walking in the woods and ended up in a tree (!), and the scene where Keir meets the princes.  Those were so well written.  Unfortunately, the author skips huge sections of the story that I felt were critical to the enjoyment of the book.  I know it’s a novella, but it shouldn’t have been.  This could definitely have been a full-length book.  Tucker makes it clear right at the beginning that he is a romantic who is looking for love, and then he finds his fated mate and reiterates that while they may be fated mates, he still wants love.  But we don’t get to see any of the relationship development.  At all.  Which, ultimately, is what I was looking for when I picked up the book.  

I can see that the author has serious writing skills, and so I may check out some of her full-length books.  However, this one was just too rushed, too short for my liking.  I felt like Tucker deserved more time.  And seriously, that balcony moment was screaming to be ‘shown’ rather than ‘told.  

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