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The Warlord (Montagues #1)

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Dark and Forbidding...

Lady Tess longed to return in peace to her beloved Remmington Castle--but she never thought that the price of relcaiming her land would be marriage to the most notorious warlord in all of England. Fierce and fearless, Kenric of Montague had never admitted defeat, and now he demanded Tess's loyalty--and her surrender. But how could she give herself to
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Mass Market Paperback, 386 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Fanfare
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HÜLYA
Ya Hep Ya Hiç - Elizabeth Elliott
(Orjinal Adı : Warlord)
Goodreads Puanı: 5/4,4


Yeni bir yazar yani bir hikaye ile tanışmış bulunmaktayım..O ne kurgu ne duygu sağanağı öyle..Çok beğenerek okudum..Yazarın kalemi ise müthişşş..Çok akıcı aşk,mizah,tarihi mekanların kurgusu tek kelime ile muhteşem bir roman bence..

Biraz internetten araştırdığımda yazar şimdiye kadar 3 kitap yazmış 4.cüsü ise yolda 2012 olarak yeni kitabı görülüyor..

Gittikçe orta çağ romanlarını daha çok sever oldum..Sanki o dönem daha
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Blaze King
Nothing original in the plot. But that would have been O.K had there not been some Big shortcomings. Kenric seemed to me a kind of confused fellow who couldn't make up his mind. He fell for Tess the moment he set eyes on her. So why would he tell her she didn't matter to him ? Now, if we say, he was a hard man who didn't want to give her power over him than the contradicting question it begs is that, why did he than showed her how much he desired her and liked her the very next minute when he wo ...more
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Booklover, Indianapolis
This was ok, not great. Those who love it really seem to love it, but for me it just missed the mark. I liked the beginning well enough, although there were scenes that I swear I've read before (Julie Garwood, maybe?), like when Tess was sick and thought Kenric was an angel and told him all about herself, etc. There were so many, many, many misunderstandings and unspoken assumptions I was exhausted of them after a while, and I think for much of the book Kenric was a jerk, never allowing Tess to ...more
Nicole
I'd put "The Warlord" on my reserve list at the local UBS years ago based on how often it was raved about on the Amazon historical romance threads-it finally came in about 6 months ago and I randomly picked it out of my TBR pile yesterday-and I'm glad I did.

I've tried to give myself sufficient time to digest this novel and write an eloquent, accurate review about why I liked it but what the heck, my reviews never turn out that way so we're going to go with my usual:

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Gamze
Yayınevinin devamını getirmek için zahmet etmediği bu güzel serinin yazarı ile tanışmak çok keyifli bir yolculuktu. Kitabı çok çok beğenerek okudum. Yazar bize sırf romantik havalarını dayatmamış, her şey vardı. Tarihi kurgusu, entrikalar, zalim herifler. Baş karakter Kenric'in zaman zaman yaptığı hödüklükler beni delirtse de yine de çok sevdim. Hele geceleri Tess uyurken odasına gidip onu saatlerce kucağında tutması falan.. Ama keşke herkes çeviri işine el atmasa. Zaman zaman çeviriden kaynakla ...more
Eddeliin Alcantara
AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, AME, JODIDAMENTE LO AME!
Hubo veces en las que me daban ganas de matar a Keric & a Tess por no decirse lo que sentian el uno por el otro.
El gili*pollas de Gordon y su padre merecían algo peor, no me puedo creer lo que le hicieron a la pobre de Tess, se merecian lo que pasó al final.
Aiiis, ame como quedaron Helen & Roger, quiero un libro de ellos, yo sabía que Helen no odiaba a Kenric, pero se pasó mucho con las cosas que decía de el, menos mal
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Rachel
3.5 stars

Oh this hard copy is a well worn favorite. Kenric is everything I hoped for in a reluctant, cold, leading man who is a Warlord. He is just doing his alpha male thing to be loyal to his king and if that means having to marry a super, hot virgin and dub-con her into his bed - he's game. I can't even think of what not to like about him. Sex is hot, tension high and archetypes spot on. Quintessential historical romance that delivers your expectations for every cent you pay.

Nesli
Duyduğum kötü yorumlar nedeniyle kitabı okumayı sürekli erteledim, geri plana ittim. Ama şimdi keşke kulak asmasaydım diyorum. Kitabı hem sevdim hem de çok beğendim. Çeviride sorun vardı ama azıcık ve bu karakterleri anlamama ve sevmeme hiç de engel olmadı.
Kitap erkek karakter Kenric'in savaştan dönerken, kralın bahşettiği ödülünü almaya gitmesiyle başlıyor. Ödül de bir gelin tabiki. Kadın karakter Tess'in ise bu durumdan haberi yok, ancak Kenric onu tam anlamıyla gördüğünde kıza öyle bir yapış
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Annabel Joseph
I have been going back through and posting reviews for some of my long time keeper shelf inhabitants. This is one of them. Aside from being a very skilled writer, Ms. Elliot created characters I absolutely loved. The hero in this book is very dark, tortured, and ultimately redeemed. The heroine is feminine and troubled, but she too finds redemption in the end. Great book.
Penny Watson
May 22, 2013 Penny Watson marked it as dnf
I am DNFing this at the half-way mark. It reminds me way too much of Julie Garwood...similar language, scenarios, dialogue, characters. It's sort of like a watered-down Julie Garwood book. Odd.

Katie(babs)
This is one of my all time favorite romances. One of the best I ever read. A true comfort read I end up re-reading each year. A MUST for any romance fan.
Melis
Kitabı beğendim valla keşke bu kadar geç okumasaymışım. Neyse geç olsun da güç olmasın demişler :))
Dr Goodreads
I enjoyed(?) reading the book but I have to rate it 3 stars.

Negatives :

>Yeah I agree that even before I read the book I knew what I was getting. A ruggedly handsome, ruthless fighter with a bad past. This is the general layout of H for the medieval Romance but seriously! Try putting something into the character. Their wasn't a moment in the book where Kenric stood out or shined. He was all the TYPICAL !

>Tess of Remington! The real ISSUE for me! Was she simple minded? or what she was supe
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Stevie
This was okay, but not at all deserving of the high rating. I read reviews from GR as well as Amazon all pretty much praising the story so I decided to send for it since its not out in digital form yet. It was one of those stories where you keep reading to see what all the fuss is about but nothing really happens until about 2/3 of the way through. For the most part you have the hero and heroine misreading each others actions and never bothering to communicate anything. Our hero, Kenric, is a bi ...more
Patsyann
After reading this book for a second time - I have a different take on it. It was all about the romance. A lot of history could have been put in this book - but it wasn't - the story kept to the romance.
I still love the characters. The hero and heroine both went TSTL to strong and spunky in almost the same page.
The book is about marriage. Arranged or not, marriage is the same. It really helps if you are both fairly attractive – but marriage is a work in progress- forever.
This book did not ha
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Farah
Mar 24, 2014 Farah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Kenric gave me a whip lash .. his mood/personality swings were a headache .. Tess was unpredictable .. one moment she's shy and the next she's almost attacking Kenric but I kinda of liked that about her. I grimaced at some of the things that took place .. I know it's a historical but I just can't digest the He-man ordering his wife around thing and the whole I'm your "master/feudal lord" bow to me woman *gag* Thank God for the 21st Century.
Graciela Cervantes aguilar
Estaba buscando una novela que hiciera que se me saliera el corazón de emoción, investigue varias criticas y a me decidí por una que planteaban como una de las mejores en lo que es libro románticos históricos medievales y cual mi sorpresa.....estuvo muy mal, no me gusto es una novela super lenta le faltaba algo no se .... definitivamente leible pero no creible
Michele Delgado
Lady Tess, forced to wed kenric of Montague, in order to save her people, a man renowned for his ruthlessness. She is faces the inner conflict of the love of her people and loyalty to her husband, the enemy. One of my all time favorites.
Déborah Muñoz
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Bueno, mi puntuación se basa principalmente en dos cosas: una, que la historia es absolutamente predecible en todas y cada una de las pocas cosas que pasan y dos, que los personajes me parecen bastante sosos y estereotipados. Por otro lado, debo decir que la autora escribe muy bien y que es capaz de hacer que te leas el libro a pesar de todo. Eso sí: no pasa casi nada. Cada vez que miraba la cantidad de páginas que llevaba leídas me asombraba:
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ѕєяєηιтι
ne düşünsem bilemediğim bir kitap başlangıç benim için hiç iyi değildi hikaye olarak güzel bir hikaye ama ben beklediğimi bulamadım ama son 150 sayfası falan özellikle güzeldi. Erkek kahraman bayağı bi dönüş yaptı gözümde kitap kızı ceza olarak odasına kapatmasından öncesi ve sonrası olarak ayrıldı özellikle kızın gördüğü vizyonla adamımızın hayatını kurtarmasından sonra ilgimi bayağı çekti. Okunabilir sevilebilirde ama bana pek hitap edemedi Kitabın sonunu bir sonraki kitabı merak ettirecek şek ...more
Angelyn Schmid
I have it on good authority that this is the book everyone raved about as their favorite. It is a good story, well-written with wonderful atmosphere. The premise is one that is familiar to the medieval romance reader of the mid 80s to mid 90s. Heiress is pledged to dark knight about whom are sung ballads aplenty and none flattering and their conflicted marriage is the centerpiece of the romance. I adored this premise at the time--this book wields the conflict well but there is nothing about it t ...more
Theresa
Love a strong female butting heads with a strong male. Although both at times felt wishy washy.
Julie
brilliant have read several times
Readaholic
I really liked this story. The heroine tried to be as honest with her emotions as she could (with herself and the hero)and didn't lash out with any childish stupidities that most heroines do when they feel they are backed into a corner. I understood her escape attempts and truly felt her pain of having to make that sacrifice for her people. One of the few books that I have read that I prefer the heroine to the hero...even though the hero did have his endearing moments.
Vann
the plot is just a traditional medieval romance story.. but elizabeth makes every character becomes alive.. i feel the agony, the love, the pain, the hatred, the distrust, n the sweetness,, i can see the hero n heroine as an usual human, who have a mundane worried, not only as a greatest knight or lady..

i really feel involved into their story.. my heart wincing in pain when they're in pain, but also grin from ear to ear when they reunited..

Kibbs
so i liked this one a lot.it's a nice change that the hero and the heroine don't hate each other from the start just to suddenly discover that they are so much in love.
in this book the love grows slowly but it is there from the beginning and i liked that a lot.although they have of course to face a lot of problems until they get their well deserved happy ending!
so now i will look the author up to see what other books she has written.
Selin
Çok sürükleyiciydi hiç sıkılmadım okurken hatta ne zaman başladım ne zaman bitirdim farkına varmadım kafa dağıtmak için birebir ama bazı şeyler yeterli gelmedi hani bazı kitapları bitirince bir eksiklik hissedersiniz,bir boşluk o duygu yoktu maalesef ama son zamanlarda okuduğum en sürükleyici romanlardandı...
Ana
Hmmp...Kenric's a fool. Conflict could have been avoided a lot of times in this book if only the baron used his head more. He was judgemental, arrogant and prejudiced. My goodness, Tess had the patience of a saint! I wish she had brained Kenric with a mallet for acting like an *** most of the time.
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Elizabeth Elliott (born in Fort Worth, Texas as Linda Elliott) is the pseudonym for American romance novel author Linda Crippes. All of her novels are published by Bantam Books, now owned by Random House. In addition to writing, she has held various management positions with Fortune 500 companies and worked as a management consultant for a variety of smaller businesses, specializing in information ...more
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“Please," she whispered, her tears flowing unchecked. "Tell me what to say and I will say it gladly. If I have hurt your pride then take mine. I have no use for it without you.” 3 likes
“He'd been showing her what was beneath the surface for nearly a fortnight, Tess realized, struck by the sudden insight. He probably wasn't even aware that he'd shown her the man beneath the mantle of a fierce warlord. She liked what she saw, liked it so much that it terrified her. She had been so concerned with controlling her reactions to what she saw on the surface, that she didn't take time to guard against what went much deeper. Her eyes widened over the knowledge. Kenric didn't find her disgusting. He hadn't lost the least bit of interest. He was waiting for her to tell him that she felt the same.” 1 likes
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