The Brat was a funny little story. It grabbed ahold of me from the beginning... quite a page turner. It was the first book in several months that I just could not put down and finished reading it in one day. Murie is very superstisous and some of her antics due to these superstitions were extremely funny. The wedding night was hilarious!! This was just a great book and I look forward to reading more by Lynsay Sands.
- Not my favorite by Lynsay Sands, but still a good story!
- Set in Medieval times, Lady Murie is King Edwards goddaughter. She was orphaned at the age of 10 and has lived life at court ever since. As protection, Murie builds a reputation as a 'spoiled brat,' capable of noteworthy tantrums.
- Balan is a shy knight and lord who doesn't deal well with the female aspects of women at court; namely, conversation, dancing, and romance. Thus, instead of glib comments that turn a ladies head, Balan, trying only to speak plainly, much of the time ends up insulting.
- Of course there is a plot and Murie and Balan must decide if there is more to the 'other' than what meets the eye.
England 1351 The God-daughter of the King (the brat) is not to marry and must select a suitor from amoung the eligible men. Story starts with her fighting her reputation as the brat to fighting trickery with one who only wants power until she marries only to discover someone is still trying to kill her husband.
Good read. Interesting but a little predictable. Recommended.
Very cute. The cover implies the story will be a 'taming of the shrew' type story, but it is not. It is a romance where the heroine does not have behavioral problems; the plot revolves around unknown character(s) trying to kill the hero and possibly the heroine as they are falling in love.
The thing to liking Sands' historic romances is to forgo the plot. They are silly but redundant. They are like all the other ones except the antics and humor. Those are the things that set them apart and why I continue to keep reading them.
Great, likeable characters. Funny scenes. Great, easy, brainless read with some steamy scenes thrown in.
Pretty much what I expected from Lynsay Sands having read her vampire novels. An extremely light read featuring characters with little depth and not much happening.
I personally enjoy books where the heroine undertakes a massive cleaning and restoration of a home. Murie, the heroine, does so in The Brat, but manages to get it all done in two days which struck me as rather unrealistic.
Sands does include a lot of sexy love scenes, and given the book can be read in just a few hours, it is certainly worthy of a breezy beach read.