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A hardened, battle-weary warrior, Reynaud has forgotten what it is to be in the company of a beautiful woman, to delight in her comfort and warmth.

On his return to Granada, he is drawn to Leonor and senses that she could heal his hidden scars. She is set upon a dangerous path, a path that they travel together, becoming closer every day—every night. But such forbidden passi
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Harlequin (first published August 21st 2008)
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Rosemarie
Aug 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
I didn't finish this book. I am not sure if it was the author's writing style or not, but I found it somewhat hard to follow the story. The hero I didn't find all that likable, he feels lust towards the heroine, which is fine, but he seems to lack any tender feelings towards her, even when he finds out he knew this woman as a child. Also he has many questions about her strange behavior, but he takes no opportunity to discuss these questions with her, even though they make a long journey on horse ...more
Cyndi
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. Reynaud is a beautifully developed character. His angst and inner turmoil sucked me in and made me want the best for him.
Bookaholics
Oct 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance
Templar Knight, Forbidden Bride by Lynna Banning

Mass Market Paperback release date September 1, 2008
4 stars

Templar Knight, Forbidden Bride is an eloquently written story by Lynna Bening. In beautiful detail she tells the story of Reynaud, a Templar Knight has come back to his adopted home after a 20 year absence.

His is returning only to carry-out a mission of the highest order. But his plan is complicated by Leonor, a childhood friend who, now as a grown woman, captures his imagination and i
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Venetia Green
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. Sure, it's a Mills & Boon, but I've come across some great reads in their stable. This, however, was not one of them.
The setting was unusual and intriguing, which was what attracted me to the book: twelfth-century Spain and southern France. The hero was a Templar Knight, and the heroine a part-Arabic girl raised in Moorish Granada. These were all great ingredients for an unusual historical romance. Unfortunately, the execution of the tale did not support the c
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Amy
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn't care for this one much. This is one of your typical Medieval traveling-and-camping-along-the- way-to-the-next-castle stories, except nothing happens between the couple. There is only sexual TENSION because he has sworn himself to God as a templar knight, and so he practices chastity. She is your typical untried virgin who, by this time period's standards, is an "old maid" because she's in her late 20s. By the time they do eventually go to bed together, the sex is "ho hum" and "yawn".
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Jessica
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Elements of it were okay but having done more research into life of the Templars I found the ending too abrupt and unbelievable ie how easy it is for Reynaud to finally leave the Order. I felt this could have been built up more - then again, its not historical fiction but historical romance....and its not easy to write a book after all! Hence the three stars.
Sylvia
Sep 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
Medieval
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Mar 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good read, an exotic twist to the medieval romance genre.Interesting about Templar Knights, there is a lot of historical information thrown in for good measure. Easy light read.
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