4 out of 5 Stars
Ronan is a fierce warrior with no time for a woman, especially one who doesn’t know her place. When he promises to protect the daughter of his uncle, he has no idea what he’s in for.
Triona is also a fierce fighter, but she lives in a world where women are meant for marriage and nothing more. She has no interest in marriage or letting a man rule her, so she defies Ronan’s every command. His plan to marry her off and be rid of her backfires at every turn. Ronan discovers that her passionate spirit isn’t such a horrible thing, and maybe he wants this beautiful, impossible woman for himself.
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to. It was very well written and kept me well engrossed in the time period of the story. I had read several reviews of people who didn’t like the heroine, Triona, but I didn’t have any issue with her personality. For twelve years she thought Ronan had murdered her brother, and that’s not something you would get over after a few platitudes by the supposed murderer.
The action was aplenty and kept me on the edge of my seat many times. Although there were times where I felt the storyline was dragging, it wasn’t enough for me to abandon the book, and ultimately I read through the last twenty percent or so rather quickly.
I would definitely read more by this author.