New Hosted Game! Samurai of Hyuga Book 4 by Devon Connell

As a female reader, this has been prevalent since Book 1 personally. SoH has been more akin to Witcher 3 where you play as a character with a set background and personality (though you can still tweak a bit).

I have the same sentiment. Jun is my least favorite character among the main cast. But I understand why Jun/ko is that way but he/she is still not my cup of tea in the end and it give Jumancers their time with their RO.

Looking forward to your Book 5 review!