A very Happy Publication Day to Jenni Fletcher!
I'm delighted to be sharing my review for The Warrior's Bride Prize today but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
Daughter of a slave…wedded to the warrior!
Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! Livia must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall she must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…
I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this story! There was something about it that captured my attention right from the start. I especially loved how the book was rich in historical detail but balanced out perfectly with the romance. The romantic side of this story was beautiful along with showing a passionate chemistry between Livia and Marius. Both Marius and Livia are resilient but have their vulnerable sides, Jenni Fletcher has created two beautifully rounded characters making me like them even more. You can see that Julia is brave but also resigning herself to the fact that she has no say in her future. All of the characters play their parts well from new friends to the villains and the danger that Marius and Julia find themselves in.
It was so easy to sit back and relax with this book especially as I became hooked on seeing how everything would turn out. I read this book over one evening mainly because it was such a gorgeous story, one that took me on quite a journey!
Captivating and a delight to read, I enjoyed every moment!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
Jenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes Medieval, Roman and Victorian romance novels.
She studied English at Cambridge University before doing an MA on Women and Literature in English and a PhD on Victorian & Edwardian literature at Hull. After realising that she was better at writing than teaching, she worked in a number of administrative jobs whilst trying to finish her first book, which was rejected. Thinking there must have been some mistake, she then wrote another, which was fortunately accepted by Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, but maybe that’s just because she’s Northern.
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1 x Signed US Copy of The Warrior’s Bride Prize
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