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review 2017-05-30 20:06
Really Good Medieval Romance
Desire - Amanda Quick

This was a really good medieval romance. I wonder why there are not that many of these out there anymore? When I was growing up I always saw a romance cover with a heroine (bosoms heaving) being clutched by a man with a sword with a castle in the background.

Ah well.

 

"Desire" has Lady Clare of the Isle of Desire being forced to wed after her father's death. Her guardian suggest that she marry Sir Gareth of Wyckmere or her closet neighbor, Sir Nicholas of Seaborn. Due to Lady Clare being abducted by Sir Nicholas a few months back and not caring for him, she feels like she's trapped between no good choices. But without realizing it, Lady Clare starts to develop feelings for Gareth and his knights that chose to ride alongside him. 

 

I have to say that I was more in love with the hero in this one. Gareth has an interesting backstory (no spoilers) but we know that he is a bastard that was raised in his father's household. All he wants is a place to call his own and a wife and he starts to see Clare and the rest of the people there as his to protect. 

Clare is kind of stupid. Yeah I said it. She has a hair trigger temper at times and sometimes does really dumb stuff that if this was a different kind of book would probably have caused Gareth to beat and or rape her (thank God that didn't happen). 

 

The two of them make a lot of sense and I can see why they were so strong together. The love scenes were pretty hot too though. 

 

With all of this going on we have a murder mystery to solve that could lead to Clare and Gareth's death as well. 

 

The writing is clever and I have to say that I laughed at the horrible songs that Clare's minstrel was playing. The rhyming was just bad. 

 

I thought the ending was abrupt though. We just go to Clare throwing down another gauntlet that Gareth doesn't call her out on (and honestly I would have) and then the book ends. Still give it five stars though. 

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text 2017-04-21 18:21
Page (Sweet Scottish Brides Book 1) by Tanya Anne Crosby (Author), Alaina Christine Crosby Free!
Page: A Sweet Scottish Medieval Romance (Sweet Scottish Brides Book 1) - Tanya Anne Crosby,Alaina Christine Crosby

 

England/Scotland 1124: Page FitzSimon has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father. Left to her own devices, with her mother imprisoned, she still might never have imagined that Hugh FitzSimon would deny his only daughter. Alas, when Scottish Chieftain Iain MacKinnon comes to barter for his son's release, she learns how expendable she truly is...

Vowing to stop at nothing to secure his young son's return, Iain MacKinnon captures Page with the intent of bartering her for Malcom's freedom. Little does he realize that Page's father doesn't want his daughter, and although he will win Malcom's freedom by other means, he will also find himself a reluctant champion to the Sassench lass who now has no home.

 

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review 2017-02-11 14:28
New series
Dance: Cinderella Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale series Book 3) - Demelza Carlton

dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits...
Once upon a time...
When the Emperor's army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother's armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war...only to find herself sharing a tent with the General's arrogant nephew, Prince Yi.
The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi's last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match...until now.
Can one woman win the war and the prince's heart?

What did I think
First off I want to say thinks to the author for letting me know her book was for free , and even though its book 3 in her series it can be read as a standalone, with that said here is what I thought of it, while it's called Dance: Cinderella retelling , it's doesn't come off like a Cinderella type story ,there is only a little aspect of the Cinderella story and that's where the mother dies and the stepmother and magic ,the rest of the story reminds me 100% of the Disney movie Mulan, which takes place doing the same time period, even though I was looking for more of a Cinderella retelling I ended up loving the story ,the characters , basely everything about the story, so if you never checked this series out you need to. Expressly you love the Disney movie Mulan

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text 2016-09-16 20:58
Once Upon a Kiss By Tanya Anne Crosby 99 cents
Once Upon a Kiss: A Medieval Romance (Medieval Heroes) - Tanya Anne Crosby

She came to wed his brother... and stole the Dragon's heart.

To settle a feud, Dominique Beauchamp is prepared to sacrifice in order to heal their ravaged lands. Offered in marriage by her brother to the lord of Drakewich, she arrives to take the d'Lucy name ... never counting on losing her heart to the brother of her betrothed--the notorious Black Dragon.

Loyal to his brother unto death, Blaec d'Lucy mistrusts Dominique from the beginning, believing her to be part of her brother's endless perfidy, but he is powerless to resist the fiery vixen who rides so proudly into their midst... and their forbidden love is sealed ... once upon a kiss

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review 2016-07-11 13:17
"Never Seduce a Scot" by Maya Banks
Never Seduce a Scot - Maya Banks

If you're looking for engrossing, well-researched, vividly detailed historical accuracy, Maya Banks is not your girl. However, if you're hoping for a quick escapist romp that's reasonably well written, with a plot that moves right along, likeable characters who don't forget to bring the feels, and a generous dash of CrazySauce to keep things interesting? Well then, this is a good bet, especially if you can pick it up on sale. 

 

The Montgomery and Armstrong clans have been feuding for decades. Determined to put a stop to the infighting, King Alexander decrees that Laird Montgomery must marry the Armstrong's only daughter. Unfortunately, Eveline Armstrong is rumored to be daft. Luckily, it turns out she's not daft, just deaf, and luckier still, she can read lips flawlessly and kinda-sorta-almost hear the hero's voice (and only his voice), so of course their happiness is assured... just as soon as they swim through the CrazySauce.

 

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