Another case of good writing and poor plots. I don't mean that the book is bad. I just mean, it is not great, for me.
Kathryn Le Veque is very good at her medievals. I like her way of telling a story. It is just her characters are almost always the same, with plotlines that make me wonder, what is the point to read more at all?
I don't mind formula in romances so much. I think it is inevitable that the romance novels feature some cliche at some point. I do think though, it is a defining quality of the writers to make a formulaic story memorable and alive. Of all the stories I read by Le Veque, none of them would make the mark for me.
Her heros are always very honorable knights. Her heroines always level-headed gentle heroines. This is why I can still read her stories because these are character types that I am most comfortable with, especially the heroines. The problem is that they almost always profess love very early. Was it really like this in those times? People met each other and decided this was their love after a day?
I would still read her books on a good day where I could tolerate a ok story. I have stopped looking for that "oh my god this book is fantastic" feeling in the books from this writer.