A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose daring quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery–and desire. When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered–except Lady Alice.... show more
A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose daring quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery–and desire. When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered–except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal–one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh's great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives...and their only chance at love.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 29th 2005
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
, Medieval Romance
Hugh the Relentless wants to become Hugh of Scarcliffe. To accomplish that, he needs to appease his superstitious villages by finding a green crystal that's been recently stolen from the Scarcliffe convent. The green crystal was briefly in possession of Lady Alice, a sharp-tongued beauty that's det...
A fun historical romp that has a mystery attached. Strong female (Alice) finds a stone with a legend attached and wants to study it, strong male (Hugh) wants it to fulfil the legend, they team up to find the stone. He's relentless and strong, she's clever, red-headed and stuborn. It's clever, fun an...
I'm feeling a mite sick so I'll be brief with this review.I liked this book and as this is my first Amanda Quick book, I'm glad I purchased the first few books of the Arcane Society series. The characters were compelling, the dialogue quick, witty and easy and the mystery interesting enough with a r...
I used to love all these highly romantic stories of White Knights saving the damsel in distress. Ms. Quick writes such lovely ones with great plots and likeable characters. Before I read smut, these were so sexy to me. Hugh is an alpha male who is dreamy. Mine kind of Knight when I was a young g...