Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Defeated by Love

Author:  Samantha Kane
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN/BIN:  9781419947827
Genre:  {M/M} {M/F}, Regency, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph.

Harry returns from America with the idea he is going to do what is necessary to win Daniel back.  Complications arise when he discovers his wife is pregnant and running from his family, especially when he realizes she turned to Daniel for help.

The latest book in the Brothers in Arms series, Defeated by Love, brings Harry and Daniel back together after a ten year separation.  Daniel has a lot of resentment about how Harry left.  To find out he even abandoned his wife on their wedding night is not something Daniel is sure he wants to deal with at all.  Circumstances bring changes in, not only Daniel’s and Harry’s lives, but their friends as well.  This was also a departure from the majority of the series where the main characters end up in a poly relationship.

I found some of the situations between Harry and Daniel, Daniel and Christy, and some of the other characters quite humorous at times.  Other times I wanted to slap some of the main characters, as well as some of the secondary characters, because they seemed to be acting like overgrown children. 

Daniel’s feelings regarding Harry are quite understandable because he feels Harry abandoned him for a secret life that Daniel didn’t find out about until right before Harry returns to England.  Harry feels he left Daniel under some major misconceptions.  The author did a good job showcasing both men’s feelings and then going about the resolution.  I loved how Daniel finally decided that he needed Harry in his life. 

Readers should read the entire series in order, though it is not really necessary, to get the most of the stories and relationships of the characters.  I am looking forward to reading more books in this series, especially if Sir Barnabas get his happily ever after.

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