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Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  23 reviews
He’s her enemy…

…and she must not fall for him!

When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be pr
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Harlequin Historical
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Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
Am I allowed to give more star's? I so want... No that should be need to give more stars!
My goodness me, this is good! When I say good, I a mean unbelievable good, I have been a fan of Hobbes’ work for a while now and this is a terrific addition to her CV. Hobbes’ knowledge of the era is absolutely spot, she never holds back with the history, her descriptions and detailing of this particular era is superb the author has a genuine fondness for this era, you get a sense of that through out her wor
Shell Cunliffe
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of all the Medieval books I have read, this one has to be my favourite. Just the cover alone is so hot, and don't get started on Gui and Aelfhild oh alright then I will. Be warned gushing is about to commence.

Omg Gui wow what a man, he may be scarred, but that's what you get when fighting in battles. But underneath the hard exterior, is the most caring man, considering the hardships he has suffered you wouldn't have thought he could be.

Aelfhild is the most amazing woman, she is strong, feisty an
Joanne Robertson
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Everyone knows about my teenage obsession with Mills and Boon but in all that time I had never read an historical romance. The first one I read was by Elisabeth Hobbes and I adored it so much that I’ve read all her books since then. She has also opened my heart to other books in this genre although Elisabeth still remains my favourite author of historical love stories! I was looking forward to Beguiled by The Forbidden Knight but I had no idea that I would end up loving this book so much that it
Suze Lavender
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's 1071 and the war between the English and the French has been brutal. Because the French are dominating the English, several nobleman have traveled to England to claim land and marry English ladies. Lady Sigrun and her companion Aelfhild are staying in a convent for safety, but Sigrun has been promised to a French nobleman. Gilbert gets an offer he can't refuse and decides he'd rather hunt than go on a dangerous trip. The man doesn't fancy the journey to fetch his wife in the least and sends ...more
Gwessie Tee
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Naughtiness 2 *

Absolutely utterly loved this book, as always Elisabeth most definitely does not disappoint us. Though I've loved the books I've read so far by Elisabeth, I think this is my favourite most definitely.

As always I will not give spoilers, it would be unfair to our author and potential readers not forgetting that there is a Blurb available, however I will say this book has everything you could want, intriguing hero and heroine, aswell as amazing acompany of friends and foes, adventure
A refreshing reading experience. Medievals have gone out of fashion, and it's hard to find good ones anymore, but the HQN Historical line is a good place to start.

This is exactly what it says on the tin: Gui agrees to retrieve his friend (and lord) Gilbert's bride-to-be from the priory where she has sheltered during the conquest in exchange for a parcel of land and a place to build a home. He assumes Gilbert's identity for the journey, because the prioress will be expecting Gilbert to show up an
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is a long time since I have read a medieval story and this one is good, times were really hard back then, the land and people have been ravaged by war and there will be many changes and when Lord Gilbert du Rospez arrives at Haxby to claim his bride Lady Sigrun, he is told she has been sent away to a priory, and he must go and fetch her, he is not overly keen to do so, instead he sends his best friend Guilherm Fitzlannion in his place.

Lady Sigrun was sent to the priory by her mother when thin
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Elisabeth Hobbes and I must say it was just a fantastic read!! Will definitely be reading more from this author.

This book is set in 1071 right after the Norman conquest. Lord Gilbert is to marry Lady Sigrun by order of King William. When Lord Gilbert and his friend Guilherm (Gui) Fitzlannion shows up to meet his betrothed, they find out she had been sent away along with her handmaiden Aelfhild two years ago because of the war. W
Lynn Brooks
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Falling for the wrong knight! The beginning of the story is a tad confusing, as is trying to follow who is being talked about on the trip because of the swtich-a-roo but once you get the characters and setting down pat, it's a very enjoyable book! The characters are drawn to each other even though they think they're each someone else, so watching them try to fight the temptation of their attraction is entertaining. I enjoyed seeing what came of all four of them in the end!

Feisty hand
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
f you love historical romance and especially enjoy stories about knights this book is for you. Ms. Hobbes gives us a handmaiden Aelfhild doesn't want her friend Lady Sigrun to have to marry an enemy knight. So she takes her place . However there is also Guilherm Fitzlannion who comes to claim the bride of his lord Gilbert Du Rospez, so you end up with four people all in the wrong place and not realizing that they are with the wrong person. Some confusion in the beginning because of the fact they ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a gorgeous chemistry between Aelfhild and Gui that makes reading this book such a pleasure. Elisabeth Hobbes sets the scene perfectly and shows the reader some history along with creating two wonderful characters. Gui has a sensitive side that I loved then when you pair him with the strong and feisty Aelfhild it really is a match made in heaven. Their first meeting is heated, tense and brilliantly written.

I loved the premise for this book with some secrets between the characters that ma
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes is a solid, provoking read that warrants praise for its compelling plot and brilliant prose! Not only are these characters well-rounded, but the writing is effortless and confronting at the same time. The sacrifices of Aelfhild and the dark tormented past of Gui takes a refreshing twist when what once started out as an act of loyalty turns into a passionate experience! All in all, this one is entertaining from beginning to end.

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Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. The author portrays the chemistry really well between Gui who has fought in battles and Aelfhild who doesn't have any real family. The story deals with false identities. I liked how the character Aelfhild looks out for her friend Sigrun. This book has a historical romance storyline and the author has worked hard to ensure that the storyline is realistic for the time period just after the Norman conquest.

My favourite scene is where Gui first sees Aelfhild and s
Janie Evans
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight" by Elisabeth Hobbes is a really good Historical Romance. There is a case of mistaken identity between handmaiden Aelfhild and Guilherm FitzLannion. He thinks she is betrothed to his best friend, and she is stepping in for her friend Lady Sigrun and thinks Gilherm is her friend's fiance. The sparks between these two are unmistakable. The beginning of the book is a little confusing, but once you keep reading the story it is great. I actually couldn't put this one ...more
Rosie Amber
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beguiled By The Forbidden Knight is an historical romance set in Yorkshire, a few years after the Norman Conquest. King William has decreed that England shall be held and secured through marriages to create alliances. To this effect, Gilbert du Rospez has been sent to Haxby to meet his betrothed, Sigrun.  Alas, she is not there, because she was sent to a priory for safety while Yorkist rebels tried to hold out against William’s armies. See here for full review
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hidden identities, forbidden romance and satisfying action: Elisabeth Hobbes is a masterful writer and her true talent lies in creating characters the reader can really root for. I greatly look forward to reading more from this author, as I bet she has a few mega-works up her sleeve. This is merely the start to what will be a wonderful career in gripping historical fiction.
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Elisabeth’s books - and she’s getting even better as time goes on. What a fantastic mix of deceptions and confusions and battles and passion. A most excellent way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend. I believed Sir Roger was my favourite Hobbes Hero, but Gui is up there with him :-)
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another page turner from Elisabeth as she plays with your emotions as much as she plays with the emotions of the two central characters.
Set in post Norman invasion Britain, you can almost smell the mud!
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love reading stories in this time period. Good pace and romance level.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by this author. I will be reading many more. Very good story.
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I love Elisabeth Hobbes. Her Wager for the Widow is one of my favorite books but this story was just not up to a standard that I expected from her.
Very disappointed. Plot was simple and tension between main characters very artificially fabricated I just couldn't take it. I ended up skipping so much just to see how the plot will be revealed.
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I grew up in York where I spent most of my teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep me off my feet. Sadly it never happened but I developed a love