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Friday, November 25, 2011

Betrothed to the Enemy by HC Brown

Title: Betrothed to the Enemy
Author: HC Brown
Sub-Genre(s): Erotic, GLBT, M/M
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Publication Date: May 31, 2009
ISBN #: B00336EVMG
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Sam
Rating: 4 Cups

After her father’s death at the Battle of Hastings, Lady Angela of Parr is defenseless. Dragged from her estate and taken to London, she finds herself at the mercy of a ruthless Norman king.

William, the new king of England, plans to repay his loyal knights by offering them marriage to the landed Saxon ladies. Angela has no love for the Normans, but when she meets Sir Damien de Anesi she is instantly smitten and puts her reputation in jeopardy by secretly meeting with the handsome young Norman knight.

Their love blossoms until King William betroths Angela to a depraved old man and Sir Damien is forced to choose between his loyalty to his liege and his love for Lady Angela.

Betrothed by the Enemy was a combination I love and feel is never often explored in books today. Based around the Saxon/ Norman conquer in England (1070) with elements of steamy romance and a fight.

Forced to succumb to her new Norman King, Saxon lady Angela of Parr becomes in a way an advocate for all the women of youth and the ability to produce an heir to force them into marriage with his knights.

I thought the concept would be a little predictable but taking it further back in history meant it really worked within the context of the story, every turn made each part of the short story enjoyable.

I loved how the author played on the emotions within this short novella by making the heroine jealous at certain points as I believe it added to the believability of the love story.

I would recommend this read for anyone looking for a quick, enjoyable read which will leave a smile when you put it down.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Barnes & Noble (Nook book)


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1 comment:

H.C. Brown said...

What a lovely surprise. Thank you for the lovely review.
H C Brown