Heart Mate - Robin D. Owens Why, oh why, do fantasy romance authors have such difficulty leaving well-known fantasy series elements out of their writing? One author all but had Galadhrial make a guest appearance. This series, half-way through the *first chapter* made me think a colony of dark elves had been relocated from Menzoberranzan. The names, the class structure, the destruction of a "Greathouse"...

Now that I got that mini-rant off my chest... The H is a dim bulb. He's pushy, overbearing, and doesn't want the h to associate with *anyone* but him and his cat. Uh... right. And the h keeps pushing him away due to his behavior. So instead of changing, he dumps her?! (without telling her, mind you). He comes back from a trip and she immediately comes running to him and says "yes; I'm yours!" 'Scuse me while I grit my teeth. And the cat... Ugh. I dislike strongly when animals try to influence people's behavior. 3 stars is being generous - it really deserved 2.5.