Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My Cherished Enemy” as Want to Read:
My Cherished Enemy
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My Cherished Enemy

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  219 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Seeking protection from her vicious scheming uncle, spirited Kathryn of Ashbury is forced to turn to her despised enemy, Guy de Marche, the dashing Earl of Sedgewick, for aid. But the handsome arrogant knight demands more than she is willing to give—arousing within her a passion she has vowed to resist.

Guy returned from the Crusades to fi
ebook, Revised Edition
Published March 1st 2012 by Smashwords (first published May 1992)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about My Cherished Enemy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about My Cherished Enemy

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)

Kathryn dint start out like a h I liked –she was bristly, confrontational, even irritating and the stories where the h and H are at odds for most of the book don’t make for an agreeable read. Because such conflict is just a way to prolong the story or really to get a story!
But here the author writes an h very convincing in her resistance. Her love and coveting of her home estate Ashbury, and her suspicion and hatred for the conquering H was believable- at least after a while. Her lament about w
Mar 14, 2013 Katya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This one should be retitled My Cherished Enemy: Emotional Abuse of Loved Ones in Medieval Times. A full 3/4 of the novel our hero and heroine spent reviling each other with all sorts of dastardly names and accusations - how does love grow from such hatred? Regardless, it was a fun read for me (not that I condone bad behavior) and I'll continue to read more from this author.
Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
May have slight spoilers.

My Cherished Enemy by Samantha James introduces us to Kathryn of Ashbury and Guy de Marche, Earl of Sedgewick.

Guy has returned after three years from the Holy Lands after having been on the Crusade and captured. In the dungeon that is were he learned of the birth of his son, and the death of his wife. He vows to have revenge of the man who raided his lands while he was away; Richard of Ashbury. Without wasting time, Guy quickly sets about retaking his lands and then goin
This book followed a well traveled path for romance novels. A fiery love-hate relationship between a dominate male and a feisty female. I found myself fairly easily distracted from the book - especially after the first half or so. Most of it was fairly predictable, and the last 25% was that annoying theme writers over-use (I love him, but I refuse to tell him. Oh, I so wish he could only love me. I love her, but I'll go to the devil before I admit it to her... etc.).

Also, I would like to note th
This was my third re-read of this book. At one time it was a 5 star read for me, but I changed it to 4 stars this time around. I love this author's historical romance writing style and have read many of her books. We have a strong, alpha male knight seeking revenge for the brutal killing of his wife by a rival. We have a heroine who is immature in many way but normally a sweet, loving woman who puts her sister above all others. The book contains the usual rich historical descriptions of the medi ...more
Ok, this was very difficult to read. The emotional roller coaster the story drags you through is just plain tiring! The book is fine but the endless self-talk that leads to numerous misunderstandings on both parties was just too much! I was literally exhausted by the time I finished it. Literally exhausted!!
Set in Medieval England around the year 1152. This has the love-hate relationship between the hero and heroine. I didn't care too much for the characters. Hero was a major jerk. I can't see giving it more than 3 stars.
Jul 26, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another good book by this author! Great story line with strong willed characters!
Jul 16, 2012 Mydearloverboy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5++ stars!!...definitely one of my favs. now;)
really liked the plotline and character depth portrayed in the book.

Overall a great, awesome read;)
Sep 07, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so much angst, i became frustrated frequently but read straight through beginning to end.
Antoinette Lewis
What a fight of wills. I must say I am glad to be born in this era for women owning their own and not being barter or cast aside at a father's, king's or Husband's whim
Mae rated it liked it
Dec 02, 2008
predictable but enjoyable read and the h keeps running away from the H. Still, quite ok!
Becca rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2011
Chelli rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2011
charmaine brissett
charmaine brissett rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2015
Clemance rated it liked it
Oct 31, 2013
Celeste rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2016
Tracyk rated it liked it
May 05, 2012
Morin rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2017
Rashi rated it liked it
Apr 06, 2014
Evie rated it liked it
Mar 28, 2015
KIM rated it it was ok
Apr 21, 2016
Fiorela rated it it was amazing
Dec 31, 2014
Pink Angel
Pink Angel rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2016
midnightfaerie rated it liked it
May 13, 2012
Xostephanie rated it it was amazing
Jan 21, 2013
Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Nov 02, 2014
Louise rated it it was amazing
Jan 19, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Savage
  • Parting Gifts
  • Night Wind's Woman (Santa Fe Trilogy, #1)
  • Blackheart
  • The Innocent's Surrender
  • The Devil's Lady (de Laci, #1)
  • Dangerous (The Reckless Rockwoods #2)
  • Lie Down In Roses
  • The Vow
  • The Princess (Bride Quest, #1)
  • The Marriage Bed
  • The Perfect Wife
  • The Conqueror
  • Mustang Wild (Wild, #1)
  • The Price Of Desire
  • The Duke's Double (Lords of Love)
  • Knight of Desire (All the King's Men #1)
  • Her Sister's Baby
Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations--being a writer was never one of them. When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer. That soon changed (happened a lot during those pre-teen years!) when she decided archaeology was in her future. Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before ...more
More about Samantha James...

Share This Book