Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2 helms, 2016 Releases, Historical, Reviews, Scottish

Forbidden Legacy by Diana Cosby

Forbidden Legacy #1 Book Cover Forbidden Legacy #1
The Forbidden Series
Diana Cosby
Historical
Lyrical Press
16th August 2016
Ebook
Netgalley ARC

I had a great time reading about The Knights Templar in this book. It’s one side of history I never fully grasped but “Forbidden Legacy” had some interesting facts which prompted me to do further research & understand them a whole lot better. The writing style was good & so was the vernacular which I felt was quite authentic for medieval Scotland & it set the mood for the story quite nicely.

Lady Katherine seeks revenge on the English who have seized Avalon Castle, her family home. She escapes & seeks aid from Robert The Bruce, her godfather, who agrees to help her under the condition she marries Sir Stephan Macquistan, a Knights Templar. Both of them find themselves in an unwanted & sudden marriage but with means to claim both their legacies as Avalon Castle is also Stephan’s ancestral home unbeknownst to Katherine.

The blurb is promising & the twists sound interesting enough but both Stephan & Katherine ruin the book for me. They just bickered & BICKERED for half the book & it was just so exhausting reading about their quarrels. They were both so ANNOYING! There was no sexual tension to make it even remotely interesting. Their “love” was too sudden as they went from fighting to being in love in a matter of pages which was too sudden & not believable at all. The book does improve slightly after they fall in love (as they stop bickering thankfully!) but by now it was too late for redemption & I just wanted the book to be over & couldn’t care less what happened to them both!

*Thank-you Diana Cosby, Netgalley & Kensington Books for the ARC.

  • wow….what a beautiful blog you have here hun!!! I love the theme Knights Templar…and not many HR authors write it in their stories—-which is a shame, because it has so much potential for a good romance. I haven’t read this author yet though. Too bad about the romance. It can be a bit annoying when a couple just bickers through the whole thing and there isn’t a good built up of chemistry and romance.

    • Awww thank you :) It’s very new & I just started blogging on it hehe…This story did have potential & I thought the blurb sounded quite good too! The Knights Templar theme was really well done but sadly the romance wasn’t :( Katherine got on my nerves & when she started calming down Stephan started lol…it was like a tag team!

      She is a new to me author & this is my first read by her as well but I would never reject an author based on just one book so I will read her other books if they sound good, but I will probably give up on this series!

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