Conquering Knight, Captive Lady

Conquering Knight, Captive Lady

Anne O'Brien

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After the demise of her stepfather, woman Rosamund de Longsprey idea to prevent an prepared marriage with a repugnant guy via taking to her newly inherited lands. regardless of the deplorable stipulations and overlooked lands, Rose is decided to make it paintings as the replacement isn't really anything she is keen to do. regrettably for Rose, Lord Gervase Fitz Osbern is simply as decided to take again his lands that have been stolen from his kinfolk. Fitz Osbern exhibits up and quick takes keep an eye on of the fortress a lot to the chagrin and annoyance of Rose. either are confident of sole possession, and either are obstinately attempting to oust the opposite. Neither one is keen to provide any floor, nor will both one put up. Will somebody continue to exist? And who will lay declare to the lands?

I completely enjoyed this tale. I occurred upon this prize relatively by chance as i used to be searching the cabinets of a neighborhood paperback alternate bookstall. The blurb at the again stuck my consciousness, however it used to be your time earlier than I opened it. i used to be fast stuck up within the tale and the characters; I quickly came upon myself racing to learn to determine the way it might all finish. either Rose and Gervase are robust and dominate characters. fortunately, they stayed precise to these features in the course of the tale and nonetheless had a really pleasurable end.

The first scene we learn is of Gervase taking on the property. It comes throughout really brutally, and that i came across myself asking the query "how am I to love this man?" Then, the tale flashes again 2 weeks and we see issues from the start and WOW. i used to be hooked.

What I enjoyed:
1. woman Rose--she is astounding! She is opinionated, decided, crafty, proud, and shrewdpermanent. She is additionally compassionate and courageous. I enjoyed that she grew because the tale advanced. definite, she was once blameless of some ways of the realm, yet she wasn't overly naïve and silly approximately it. She used to be headstrong, occasionally to her detriment, yet constantly for a cause.
2. Lord Gervase--what a hottie! He was once robbed of his lands and stole them correct again. even if he's an honorable knight, he performs the position of a rowdy brigand in hopes it's going to ship Rose working. His makes an attempt are relatively humorous for the reason that he betrays himself with acts of generosity and civility every now and then. And as soon as he cleans himself up...all his typical attraction particularly shines through.
3. Contess Petronilla and Lord Hugh de Mortimer--Rose's mom and Gervase's good friend extra a pleasant contact of sanity to stability out the bullheadedness of either Rose and Gervase. additionally, I enjoyed Rose's mother for simply being there and being a mother. She wasn't controlling, yet supportive.
4. The Undermining of Authority--I enjoyed the subtleties (and now not so sophisticated methods) utilized by either Rose and Gervase to realize the higher hand. I additionally liked that it wasn't constantly one who got here out on best. in truth, it usually appeared judicious. It's infuriating to learn tales the place the girl is so naïve that she is has to be rescued via an all figuring out guy. the following, we had a well-balanced conflict the place nobody ever looked as if it would really be accountable for the situation.
5. The Romance--with such headstrong humans, there's certain to be sparks after they meet. They either slowly and punctiliously fall in love with the opposite. And it used to be effortless to determine why they enjoyed every one other.
6. The Ending--with either decided to be the conqueror, it used to be nail-biting to attend and notice how obdurate humans could come jointly with out filing. It used to be good performed. I enjoyed how Rose positioned to exploit the unorthodox recommendation of the Queen.

What I didn't like:
The in basic terms factor that I didn't like used to be the various flashbacks: it used to be a section complicated from time to time. Am I examining anything happening at once? Or did this occur previously?

All in all, i actually loved this tale. It used to be a hugely enjoyable tale with plausible characters and an emotional romance. this is often one I'm going to carry directly to and never ship again to the paperback trade shop.

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