Genre: Clean Historical Romance
You’ll like this if you like: (Awesome) Romance, Historical, Medieval, Gruff, yet Lovable Heroes, or a Feisty, yet Feminine Heroine.
Cleanliness: Tamara Leigh is a Christian author, so this book is clean, though it does have some excellent scenes where the tension is high between the hero and heroine (yay!) and a few kisses in between 😉
Hero Type: Alpha
The book opens with robbers nearly killing Lizanne’s brother, and the leader nearly taking advantage of her. In the next few years, she trains herself in the art of swordsmanship, hoping to avenge her and her brother. The very man—identical to the leader of the robbers—appears, and she takes him captive. In a sudden turn of events, he escapes, and she becomes his captive. Though the men might appear identical, they couldn’t be more different. She soon learns that not all is as it appears to be.
My goodness, this book is so sweet! I can relate to Lizanne. She’s very independent, strong, and feisty, yet she has a gentler, more feminine side, which Ranulf—the hero of the story and eventually Lizanne’s captor—soon discovers. Though she frustrates Ranulf, there are a few times in the story where he’s so sweet to her it makes you want to melt. It’s very historically accurate, yet it doesn’t have any text book-like sections, and though the speech is obviously an older English, it’s not intrusive. This has got to be one of my favorite stories of all time, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves an amazing and clean romance.
What type of romance do you prefer? Historical Romance? Contemporary? Speculative? And is there anything else you would have liked to see in this book review? Anything that I missed?