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The Warrior's Bride Prize

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Daughter of a slave…

…wedded to the warrior!

Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! She must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall, Livia must make a choice: her heritage
Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Harlequin Historical
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Warrior’s Prize Bride by Jenni Fletcher is a 2018 Mills & Boon publication.

Livia is widowed, with a small child to care for, but does not grieve much over the loss of her cruel husband. But, no sooner is she released from one turbulent marriage, she is gambled away by her half brother into another betrothal. She must travel to Hadrians Wall where she will meet her future husband.

However, as they approach their destination, the man she mistakes for her fiancé, is Marius, a Roman Centurio
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
I really did adore "The Warrior's Bride Prize"
It made such a pleasant change to some of the dark fiction I have been reading lately.
Almost taking me back to my roots of many years ago when this type of read was more the norm for me and I devoured historical fiction by the bucket load.
It was the historical genre that really in a way started my love affair with romantic fiction and this really reminded me of why when its done right I love it so much.
So here we have Livia and her daughter: bartered
Therese Beharrie
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of this romance novel. I say 'lucky' because this book is AMAZING. It has Jenni's signature talent of creating vivid and historically rich settings with characters who are lovely and have you cheering for their HEA. I loved that the heroine was fierce, and the hero appreciated that in her. I loved that the hero was a good, kind, strong man. I just...loved this book. Highly recommended!
Donna Maguire

I really enjoyed this story and it was a lovely few hours I had taking myself away and immersing myself in the story.

I thought that the characters were well developed, I enjoyed the plot and the location for the story, the setting was ideal. I love historical romantic fiction stories and this is one of the best I have read for quite a while.

Five stars from me for this one – a thoroughly enjoyable story that I really enjoyed – very highly recommended!
Caitlyn Lynch
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-historical
This is a rare bird among historical romances; one set in Roman-occupied Britain, and specifically in the forts along Hadrian’s Wall, the barrier built by the Romans to separate Scotland and England.

Ordered by her brother to marry a Roman commander of high rank, a man she’s never met, to settle a gambling debt, Livia travels north to the Wall and is met by a column of legionnaires and a man she assumes to be her betrothed - a very attractive, commanding soldier who looks at her as though he like
Tracy Emro
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Livia Valeria is heading north with her daughter to marry the man her half brother Tarquinius has selected for her. Livia has no choice but to comply, her late husband disinherited her and their daughter, leaving her at her cruel half brother's mercy. As angry as she is at the injustice, she also has hope - she will finally get to see Hadrian's wall and the land of her mother's birth, Caledonia.

She meets Marius Varro on the road north - at first she thinks he is her intended and is attracted to
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley.

I haven’t read a Roman story for ages, and what a book! Just enough detail to envision the Empire, plus the added wildness of the tribes of Briton. Plus a passionate love story played out in the incendiary atmosphere.

I really liked both Livia and Marius and their friends. So much alike in their painful starts in life, different enough to strike sparks from one another. Enough conflict about fear and trust. Roman and half
This is a historical romance mainly set near Hadrian’s War in Roman times. Livia Valeria is ordered by her half brother to marry someone she’s never met just two months after her first husband died. Her brother had arranged her first marriage and ruined that but she has no other options . . . until fate intervenes!

I hadn’t read any romances set in this era before and I have to say that the author has created a moving - and educational - story that I thoroughly enjoyed! I learnt much about the er
Frankie Reviews
Well, what a book!! As soon as I heard that Jenni Fletcher was writing a romance set in the Roman era, I couldn’t wait to read it. After I read my first Roman romance earlier this year I was instantly hooked, now have a love of this era. I knew that this would be good as Ms Fletcher has a real gift at story-telling, at entwining history and romance to create an enchanting story, but this surpasses all my expectations. As always Ms Fletcher has woven a historically accurate, sensual and evocative ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Warrior's Bride Prize is a Mills & Boon Historical novel by Jenni Fletcher.

I don't even know where to begin with this review, how does one begin to describe a book as good as this one. Good being such a bland word for such a story. It is set in Roman times focusing on Hadrian's wall and the battle between the warriors on both sides. The historical facts told in this book on their own makes the story brilliant. Then there are the back stories of the main characters Livi Valeria and Marius
Gwessie Tee
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first romance I believe set in the Roman Times and I utterly loved it, was brilliant and I hope our author writes many more This I believe is the first I've managed to read though I have a few books by Jennie Fletcher in my tbr tower,

I'm so glad I was able to read and review this book through Mills and Boon Insiders it's an honour and I hope to read many more by our lovely Author.
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay for what it is.
Shell Cunliffe
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot express how much I loved this book, especially Marius god he was gorgeous.

I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviews
This was the first book I have read of Jenni's and I have 2 book at home already that I seriously need to read, because I loved this book. That's it... I LOVED IT!

I have a thing for Historical Romances, and I feel like I need to get more and more. I really am addicted to this genre, especially Harlequin/Mills and Boon Historical. So of course, when I saw this book I knew I had to read it, but it wasn't only because of the genre, the publisher, the author or the gorgeous cover and intriguing titl
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Livia Valeria is travelling north to Coria, to be married to Lucius Scaevola, whom she has never met, but is in debt to her half-brother, Tarquinus. She is also harbouring a long held ambition to see Hadrians Wall, or rather the other side of it, as, unbeknown to her intended husband, Livia is actually half-Caledonian.
Admittedly, we don’t really meet Lucius in great detail, but, needless to say, he appears enough to establish that he is not a nice man (apparently, at the age of twenty four, Livi
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Laura Doherty
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I have to confess that I judged this book before I even read it. I wrongly assumed that as it was a Mills & Boon (known in the US as Harlequin History) romance, that it would be shallow and the Roman element would just be there to give a backdrop and nothing more. I was expecting a book that was very prescriptive and formulaic, as is often the case with books of this style. Finally with the title The Warrior’s Bride Prize I anticipated tha
Jo Barton
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
In The Warrior's Bride Prize I escaped back to the days of the Roman occupation of Britannia, back to AD 197 when women were used as little more than commodities to be bought and sold. Livia Valeria has been sent to the north by her ambitious brother to be given in marriage but fate has a funny old way of intervening and Livia ends up in quite a different relationship than she expected.

I really enjoyed this trip back in history and the author has done a great job of recreating a real sense of ti
What a fabulous story by author Jenni Fletcher! I've been waiting for this story since the author first revealed the cover a few months ago. It was definitely worth the wait!

This story takes place during the Caledonian rebellion of AD 197. I can't recall ever reading any books set in the Roman era and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I'm hoping that the author considers writing more from this era.

Our hero Marius Varro is a Second Centurian and first meets our heroine to escort her to
Where to start..I haven't read many historical romances so far, so I'm quite new to the genre. I'm finding out what I like one book at a time! This book I loved 😍 I loved the characters, the setting, the story, the writing; everything!! Livia and Marius found the way to my heart and took me with them in the story!

Livia didn't have the best luck with men, starting with her half-brother. Now a widow with her daughter, she's forced to marry another man because her brother said so. What she doesn't
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
The Warrior’s Bride Prize
By Jenni Fletcher
5 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I really enjoyed this story, it’s the first that I have read by this author and I was really taken by her writing style. It grabbed my attention straight away and kept my interest throughout. I loved the author’s descriptive language and it really felt I was there in the story. The setting was perfect and the story was a perfect example of a well written historical romance read.
The characters we
Joan Gray
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Warrior's Bride Prize is written by Jenni Fletcher and published by Mills & Boon ((Historical). This is a Roman romance set in Roman England around Hadrian's Wall. Liva Valeria, part Caledonian (slave) part Roman, and her little daughter Julia travel to a Roman outpost, Coria, near Hadrian's wall so she can be married to Lucius Scaevola as arranged by her step brother. Unfortunately Tarquinius hadn't told her intended that she had a daughter, or that her hair is red, a sure sign that she
Rachel de la Fuente
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Warrior's Bride Prize is a fabulous story. I greatly enjoyed it, powering through the book in under a day. I just couldn't seem to put it down.

The story is interwoven beautifully with day-to-day life that really puts you in Roman England.

I wish we'd gotten more time with Julia, as she would have provided a great opportunity to reveal information or get a character to realize feelings, etc. as children are so often frightfully observant.

It would have been nice to have Porcia be more of a char
Sarah C.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
It was refreshing to find a historical romance with a setting as unique as Roman-occupied Britain. It's a nice break from a genre that's so dominated by Regency settings that it's hard to find something else, and for someone who doesn't go as wild for Regency romances as the mass majority apparently does, books like this one are very welcome. I would have appreciated a little more variety in word choice, and there was a lot of repetition - characters rehashing something that just happened a few ...more
Stepj Gear
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won’t lie, I love a good romance novel. I love knowing that ultimately at the end we are going to get the couple together, but I love reading the journey to that point! This book delivered exactly what I wanted from it. I enjoyed reading the romance scenes, loved getting to know the characters and absorbed the dialogue and historical settings easily. The story was well written and had a great flow to it, making it easy to read. It was evident from the first page that this book was going to be ...more
Sarah Snowdon
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m in love with a Roman centurion called Marius! It’s not often I get carried away but Jenni Fletcher has created an incredible hero. Who knew a Roman romance could be so dramatic and meaningful? It was a striking and realistic telling of an era I hadn’t read before. The little touches of everyday life brought history and the story to life. This author always gives us something more, some twist on a revelation, and this time was no exception. I won’t give the game away, suffice to say, it was v ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not set in the time period I usually read but as I like Jenni Fletcher, I thought I would give it a chance. I am glad I did. it was an excellent story set beside the Roman Wall in the North of England. The author, who I believe lives in Yorkshire obviously has had first hand access to the places she has written about and it shows in the quality of knowledge expressed.
A worthy hero and heroine and a good plot
Well worth a read.
Jo-Ann Elizabeth Toth
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great story. I've never read a book about the Roman era. This story was well written and gave you insight to a time we don't no much about. It talks about the Honour Marius was working for. Then there is the hidden shame that Livia is made to feel about her mom. Its about second love for Livia and first time Marius. Its fun to turn the pages to see the discovery Livia goes thru.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fletcher brings history alive in this brilliant, well-researched ode to life along Hadrian’s Wall. Her wonderfully complex characters battle conflicting loyalties as they fight to make a life in Rome’s northern borderlands. The bond that Livia and Marius forge feels very authentic—two characters who must reconcile walls both within and without. I was rooting for them all the way!
Sandy Barker
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well-crafted, tense, and sexy. A thoroughly enjoyable read from Jenni Fletcher.
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