England, 1152. Henry II is king. The country is wracked by bloody civil war. Griffyn Sauvage is a valiant knight with a strict moral code of honor. But when his family's estate and vast treasures are seized, he becomes hardened by the betrayal. Now he will go to any lengths for vengeance even if it means forming a union with his most despised enemy by marrying his daughte...more
This is an assured, nicely-written debut historical romance from Kris Kennedy. However, I got up to Chapter 12 and decided not to finish for several reasons:
The heroine was coming across as one of those type that always ran into trouble. In the course of one night, she was already abducted TWICE and threatened by yet another and the night was STILL not over when I left off! The night never ended!
The book was also starting to set up wi...more
Even if you aren't fond of medieval romance, you should give this one a try. This book is more than its time period (though it does stay true to its setting). It is ultimately a story of the power of love and how it can transfor...more
First off let me say the $3.99 price tag alone makes this book a no-brainer to add to your to-buy list! You won't be disappointed in the story either. I liked the combination of war story, revenge plot, romanace and even a...more
Guinevere de l'Ami, nicknamed Gwyn, has recently buried her father, the illustrious earl of Everoot. As the only living heir and the sole owner of a sizable estate, Gwyn is a magnet for gold diggers.. Namely, Marcus fitzMiles, Lord d'Enshire, an ally of her late fathers. Marcus will stop at nothing to achieve his goal of securing de l'Ami lands, even if it means forcing Gw...more
Guinevere de l'Ami is the daughter of the Earl of Everoot who has died and many men are trying to do everything within their power to take her by force and in doing so grasp control of E...more
Let me just say, I toted this book with me everywhere for about a month, hoping that I'd have a chance to indulge myself with Kris Kennedy's beautiful story o...more
"What do you think you’re doing?”
She lifted the slipper into the air. “My shoes are wet.”
The grimness in his face shaded with something else. “What are you doing?” he asked again, his words a deep rumble of masculinity.
“I’m going north.” Hot tears pushed against her nose.
He nodded, then paused. “That’s a very general area.”
You must be pleased with your accomplishments,” she observed sourly.
“I would be if my pretty betrothed did but smile at me.” Down went the corners of her mouth. He sigh...more
Fantastic use of medieval time period, great writing and characters, but really disliked the paranormal/religious storyline. It seemed extraneous to the plot. I really liked the romance, except that I thought the secret that Gwen was keeping went on too long (it's the well used the-heroine-keeps-getting-interrupted-when-she-tries-to-tell-the-hero trope). But the resolution was believable, and I thought not too rushed. Considering the dearth of medievals in the romance market,...more
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The Conqueror is a historical with a hint of mystery. If you're looking for a strong warrior and the woman who can tame him, this is the book for you!
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