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The King's Champion
Groomed to be the wife of a knight of good standing, nothing is more alluring to Eleanor than a powerful, courageous man. And she has found him in Troye de Valois, one of the king's own elite guard. Now, with Ellie's reputation unwittingly compromised, King Edward commands her marriage. She's overjoyed that her husband is to be none other than Troye. He has long lived in h ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Harlequin
(first published February 1st 2008)
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Why is it that most medieval romances are so very, very bad? This one is no exception. The heroine is completely unlikeable - a whiny, weepy, pathetic little girl with no character development, except her belief that she "loves" this man she doesn't even know. Who isn't even very nice to her. The hero is a jerk to her through most of the book, until he suddenly (and for no good reason) decides he's madly in love with her. No character development on his part, either. Having nothing in the way of ...more
Eleanor has been in love with Troye ever since she was very young. He is a famous knight but he was married before and was in love. When his wife dies, he mourns her deeply. But Eleanor has been ordered to marry Troye by the King and has to overcome Troye's grief for his first wife.