Friday, July 8, 2016
Amy's 3 star ARC review of The Other Brother by Heather Knight
A political marriage to the young brother of the famous General Barry, a leader known for his ruthless brutality, is the last thing nineteen year-old Bianca Mason wants. But an alliance with these men will keep her father’s citizens safe from the endless Barry raids and be another step toward the return of modern civilization. Unfortunately, Bianca puts the entire treaty in jeopardy when she confesses a traumatic personal secret to her intended groom, and he refuses the marriage. Desperate to keep the peace, she gratefully accepts when another brother steps in to take his place.
Kent, the other Barry brother, is known for his strong leadership ability, fair treatment of his troops, and brilliant military strategy. He is also a known for his burn-scarred face and his reputation as a sadist. When confronted with the disintegration of a much-needed treaty, he grudgingly steps in and marries Bianca, a girl traumatized by long-ago assault who doesn’t like to be touched.
Kent must teach Bianca, as only he can, how to surrender herself fully, trust in him completely, and become the woman he needs. Only then can they both find happiness.
This dark romance novel contains mature situations and sensitive subject matter, and contains triggers some readers may find discomforting. It is a work of fiction and is intended for adult readers 18 and older.
The Other Brother
3. 0 stars
Heather Knight is a new author to me and I have not read any of her books. This one arrived on my Kindle and I thought I would give it a try. There are some potential triggers in this book so beware.
Bianca our lead female finds herself in an arranged marriage in order to keep her father’s village safe from the raids of the armies led by General Barry. She is nineteen and innocent. Leaving her father to save the citizens is something she must do. Sacrificing herself to a brutal man is not what any girl her age wants for their life. Thinking she will seal a peace offering she accepts her fate but the plans go astray when something from the past is brought to light. Nico becomes sickened by her and refuses the marriage.
Kent intends on taking the young beauty and showing her everything he knows. His brother may not have wanted her but he will take her if he must. Teaching her the ways to please her husband might be fun after all. No one else wants him. His face along with his reputation keeps people at length. His mind is brilliant –
There are a few additional twist and turns in this book. I won't reveal too much but Nico is … wow. What a wreck that one is. Kent and Bianca do have an HEA but not without turmoil and heartache.
This book just wasn’t my cup of tea. I do love the dark and twisty stuff but I need more action and less saving. I love smexy times as well but this was pretty much all this book was. Again give me a deep story line with two character or more that are in the cross fire and add in the smexy … I'm good to go … Now having said that if you love the beauty and the beast syndrome with the beauty a little more scared herself then this one is for you. Click it up and read on!
Thank you for the ARC! Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets!