His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones #Review #AfternoonDelight

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones #Review #AfternoonDelightHis Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Samhain Publishing on April 28, 2015
Pages: 159
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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She took him as her prisoner and then he took her as his in this exciting medieval romance set in the dangerous times of the Welsh fighting for independence while the English had a fight between cousins for King Henry’s throne.

Warren de Tracy is ordered by King Stephen to journey into the Welsh lands to offer himself as bridegroom to a Welsh princess to help achieve stability and peace between their two people. Unfortunately, Warren and his small group of men are betrayed and he ends up the captive of Welsh rebels led by none other than his intended. Failing on this mission will be the final shame after other past failures so he hopes they kill him quickly.

Princess Eleri doesn’t know what to make of the man who seemingly came in peace, but is from the hated race that killed her husband. Her visions tell her that he must not be killed or bad would come to their people. She suspects he is important so Eleri keeps him alive to take to her father. Misadventure dogs her little party’s trail and it seems that many people on both sides of the conflict want this man dead. As she learns of him, she begins to struggle against her feelings for the enemy and even wants to protect him.

This was one exciting ride and surprised me with the twists of a mystery plot along with the flavor of pagan magic to make things interesting. The enemies to lovers plot line was done well in how these two dealt with each other and the passion between them grew. Warren is a knight after my own heart and reminded me why I adore medieval romance and Eleri as a warrioress was most definitely his equal. I enjoyed them as individuals and loved seeing them slowly become a couple who loved and fought side by side. My only real quibble is that it ended abruptly on a happy for now with several questions still unanswered. I can hope that there is more to come in a sequel.

In the end, I had a great time with this story and would heartily recommend it to those who enjoy medieval era Historical Romance and lots of heat and spice to their romance pair.

My thanks to the author for providing the book in exchange of an honest review.

 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • The magic sounds like a nice addition to this historical romance. And it sounds like an original setting in the war and it seems like the couple are quite literally enemies, which sounds like it would work well for an enemies to lover romance. Great review!

    • Thanks, Lola! I loved the addition of Welsh magic and folklore that was added to the story. Oh yeah, these two definitely come from opposing sides. He didn’t kill her husband personally, but he is in charge of the English castle that is on Welsh lands.

  • Right up my alley Spophia! I love Mystery in my historical reads. BTW I’d have never guessed this was a Historical Romance by that cover, I’m glad I read your review.

    • Me too, Loupe! Put a mystery in it and I might even be tempted to read horror. JK, I don’t think even a good mystery would get me to read horror.

      It’s a lovely cover, but yeah some get tricksy to guess the genres.

  • just bought this thanks to your review!! I love reading this trope, it can be a nice change from regency at times. And I just love the plot here…definitely sounds very intriguing.

    • Oh, I agree, Renee! Sometimes we historical lovers need to get out of the ball rooms. This one definitely does that.

  • Enemies to loves AND surprise twists would make me so happy. I love both! I had looked at this on someone elses blog earlier and thought about it but seems like a must now 😀

    • That happens to me too. A book becomes so necessary after reading even a few different takes on it. Much of my wish list is a result of that thinking. 😉

  • Oh those pesky questions. This does sounds good though from the twists to the villains.

    • Yes, those pesky questions! There were some good twists and I don’t think its done the way it ended.

  • Lindy Gomez

    I love reading about the Medieval time period. Princess Eleri having visions sounds intriguing. I love when books have a magical element to them. I love that the two main characters were equals. It’s always wonderful to read about a strong female character 🙂

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    • I love Medieval stories too, Lindy, but I rarely read them now so I was excited when we got asked to review this book. Oh yes, Princess Eleri is a strong lady and deserves to be known as such. She’s a Welsh Shield Maiden and trained as a warrior.