Genre: Historical romance
Publisher: Mills & Boon Historical
Publication date: June 25, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this steamy romance between the spunky widowed heiress, Eleanor, and the knight Hugh de Villiers.
The tug of war between Hugh’s duty to his King and his duty to his wife was most entertaining. I wasn’t sure which way Hugh was swing in the end, but I’m glad to have found out that he didn’t compromise with his principles.
The novel starts with a bang with a surprise order by King John for Eleanor and Hugh to marry–something that both find distasteful. Eleanor has a big secret that she cannot let Hugh find out about at any cost. Hugh’s past has made him bitter towards women in general. How can this couple ever hope to find happiness or even a companionable togetherness?
The many layers to both Eleanor’s and Hugh’s personality unfolds gradually, keeping the reader hooked. This is a tale of clashing loyalties, betrayal, principles, and above all, the power of love. It was most entertaining and sadly, it ended too soon for me!
Thank you to the author and Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my review copy!
She must marry the knight
By order of the king!
Widow Eleanor of Tallany Castle knows her people are broken by the taxes demanded by King John. So when she’s ordered to marry Hugh de Villiers, a knight loyal to the king, she’s furious—even if he is handsome! As gallant Hugh begins to heal the scars of Eleanor’s abusive first marriage, she’s even more determined to keep her secret: she is the outlaw the king wants to send to the gallows!
About Melissa Oliver
Growing up in Richmond- Upon-Thames, Melissa Oliver used to walk past the old Mills and Boon offices as a teen, and wistfully sigh that one day her dream of writing for them will come true. Amazingly, after all these years, it finally has…& now she can bring all those stories out onto the pages of her books. Melissa lives in south-west London with her gorgeous husband and equally gorgeous daughters, who share her passion for castles, palaces and all things historical.
Social Media Links –
Blog Tour Schedule
More reviews, excerpts, and spotlight posts here:
India – https://amzn.to/31GNflz