His Captive Princess
by Sandra Jones
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 159 pages
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Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter.
Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen.
Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner by a hooded Welshwoman with skin that glows like moonlight. If he must die at her hands, at least his honorable death will silence the whispers of disloyalty hanging over his name.
Princess Eleri has never seen a knight as stoic—and as eager to die—as Warren. She’d love to oblige the bastard, but something in his ocean-blue eyes stays her hand. Plus, suspicion nags at her, for the arrows that wounded him and killed his men are Norman, not Welsh.
A ghostly prophecy portends danger that thrusts the enemies closer together, where hate explodes into passion that won’t allow Eleri to surrender Warren to her vengeful clan. But returning him to his king breaks more than it mends…and for Warren, retaliation will be sweet, indeed.
Warning: Contains a Norman warrior with a thirst for justice, a Welsh rebel princess with second sight and a steady bow hand, magical prophecies, and a plot of royal proportions.
His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones
Lesson #1-Never, and I mean NEVER cross a prophecy.
Lesson #2-Never, and I mean NEVER cross a stoic knight on a mission to save his good standing.
Lesson #3-If you are going to retaliate and seek revenge, make it worth your while in every way and watch your back, what goes around and around could end up with a choke hold on your heart!
Warren thought this would be an easy quest, charm the widowed princess, wed her and bed her and all will be better in the world, politically speaking. He was not expecting to die at the hands of the very Welsh princess he had hoped to win over. Eleri is not the shrinking violet Warren was expecting, she is strong, protective and a force to be reckoned with, well skilled in the art of both offense and defense. As her prisoner, can Warren charm her with his quiet ways or will the fiery woman find him a better prize as an offering to her enemy, William, the Usurper. After all, wasn’t the plan to take over her priceless land for the King? Is going against the wishes of her clan worth the trouble sure to come her way? Never let it be said that turnabout isn’t fair play or that all’s fair in love and war…as two warriors find that making love, not war makes captivity that much more enjoyable.
His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones is historical romance at its best! Not too heavy, not too frivolous, but filled with some top rate romantic tension between two strong and clever adversaries. Nothing like a sweet romance between enemies to put life in perspective! Sandra Jones has set the scenes, painted the backdrops and cued her players with all of the precision of an artiste! Great dialogue, attitude and heat, all while traveling back in time when men were men and women could still pull the rug out from under them!
I received an ARC copy from Sandra Jones in exchange for my honest review.