Review: Forever His Champion by Marie Lipscomb

Forever His Champion is a sweet, beautiful end to Brandon and Natalie’s trilogy.

“I’ve faced the meanest, toughest warriors in Aldland, I’ve been stabbed and sliced and lanced, but I never trembled until I met you.”

Forever His Champion CoverAfter years of humiliating defeat, Brandon the Bear has at last found his strength renewed by the love of Natalie Blackmere. When he and his lady are called back to the Champion’s Guild, and the hosting nobleman demands they take part in the Grand Tourney, Brandon sees a chance to prove his worth once and for all.

Natalie is finally free to love her champion, but finds herself struggling with the newfound pressures of notoriety. Suffocating in silk and wilting under the prying eyes of Aldland’s nobility, she dreads the day she must return to her duties at the castle. But when she and Brandon return to the Champion’s Guild, she must decide who she wants to be; Lady Natalie, or the Lioness of Blackmere. Goodreads

I received an eARC of Forever His Champion from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I started reading this series on recommendations from friends, and because of the stunning covers. Something I love about this series is the way that both of these fat main characters so clearly love each other for what they are and who they are. Every description of them both is lush and starry-eyed.

“You don’t just remind me of my strength, my lady. You remind me of my weaknesses, or rather, that I’m safe to share them with you, without judgement, without you thinking I’m any less. And I love you, now and always.” – Brandon the Bear

I mean, how can you not love that?

There is one minor complaint. The ending wrapped up a little too neatly for my tastes, but I understand why Lipscomb did it the way she did. I felt like there was a little bit more to Henry’s story than we got. However, I think there’s more than a little bit of a chance that we’ll get it in the next books in the series. I know I’ll be buying them!

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Title: Forever His Champion

Series: Hearts of Blackmere #3

Author: Marie Lipscomb

Publisher: Violet Gaze Press

Release Date: March 3, 2021

Rating: Recommended

Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance

Representation: Fat white male main character, fat white female main character,

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