An innocent maiden
And a legendary warrior
When captured and held prisoner in an enemy castle, Margery of Lyon is guarded by brooding mercenary Evrart, who’s been commanded to watch her—day and night. Margery’s determination to escape brings her closer to Evrart and the kind heart hidden beneath his granite-hard body. Now Margery is torn… Fleeing under the portcullis will mean leaving behind the man she’s falling for…
My Review of Her Honorable Mercenary
Her Honorable Mercenary is a story about an unlikely romance between Evrart
(who barely talks) and Margery (who talks all the time). Margery is captured by
Lord Warstone and brought to his stronghold, where Evrart is tasked with
The first half of the story is about how Evrart and Margery develop feelings
for each other despite the atmosphere of fear around them. They tiptoe around
each other’s feelings until they can no longer hide it. Their passion spills
from the pages and you can feel their pain when they have to restrain
themselves for fear of Lord Warstone’s wrath.
I enjoyed the second half of the story when, free of fear, they set about
trying to make things work. The book ends on a heartwarming note and makes up
for all the gloom and doom in the beginning. The last scene brought happy tears
to my eyes and I was grinning at the book.
A lot of space is devoted to how little Evrart speaks but only hinting at
why it is so. The dark recesses of the Warstone Castle are skillfully described
through words. I could feel Margery’s frustration, fear, and pain all
throughout. Her past, on the other hand, is explained in the beginning. We get
to know what she’s thinking from time to time, but Evrart’s mind is out of
The author’s note explains that this is the second book in a series but it
works as a standalone book. I feel that readers would be able to appreciate
this book better if they have read the first story. There were parts of Her
Honorable Mercenary that seemed vague or missing some information, even though
the author has tried to include all relevant information in the story.
For instance, Lord Warstone’s quest, his family background, the reason for
his madness, Margery’s sister’s backstory — these things were not clear.
Perhaps I’ll find the answers in the first book.
(I received an e-book from Rachel’s Random Resources with a request for an honest review.)
About Nicole Locke
Nicole is the author of Harlequin/Mills and Boon Lovers and Legends Historical series. If she isn’t working on the next book, she can be reached at NicoleLocke.com, Facebook, and Twitter!
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