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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