Lady Triona McKee’s life is under desperate siege. The marriage she thought would answer her dreams has left her struggling alone to provide for her people, while an arrogant kinsman prepares to take her land. But one look into the cynical green eyes of her cousin’s boldest knight warns Triona that even a promise of help is just as dangerous…
Betrayal taught Sir Brett Murray to make protecting others his only life. Still, the growing desire he can’t help but feel for this entrancing widow makes him long to earn more than her trust. But in trying to save all she cherishes, he can’t see how an honor-scarred knight can stay in her world and her heart…unless he risks everything to prove his love is now and forever always…
I’m going to do this one in dot points:
- THIS is how you do covers. It doesn’t really matter if you love it or not; it’s the fact it’s classier. No waxed chests and no twenty-year-old models trying to pass themselves off as hardened warriors. The costume also gives you an idea of what to expect.
- Though this is the NINETEENTH book in a series, this is an author who knows not to give us endless updates on every past character and past storyline. It was very much appreciated, as this is the first book I have ever read by this author. The ability to not over-tell past plotlines isn’t as common as you would think.
- We get a good sense of time and place, and I liked the way the book began. It was almost like reading a screenplay, the visuals were so strong.
- I love some Scottish historical romances and hate others. There’s more of a range in this subgenre than in just about anything. I’ve learnt that Hannah Howell is one of the better writers of these books.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.