The better part of 2018 I simply couldn t concentrate on reading romance novels I didn t expect much rom this 3 Natural Blonde find at Border s but I was pleasantly surprised I really enjoyed this book It takes place in the 12th century and the main characters are Gwyn a countess who is in high demand but who wants nothing than to remain the master of her castleand destiny But one Lord Marcus her neighbor decides he wants Gwyn and her lands so she runsrom his grasping hands literally runs rom London and Marcus sends his men after her She is saved by a highwayman named Pagan and the two of them have a night of passion and a lot of running But there is way too much to go into The next day Gwyn thinks she is safe at the monestary she runs to but Marcus is there and re captures her Luckily her king doesn t marry her to him and she remains her own mistressbut she is the reason that Pagan is sent to the Tower and tortured He believes she tricked him and betrayed him but really she was tricked by Marcus So a year passes and King Henri takes over England but Gwyn is to the north and it takes longer or her to hear the news by the time she does Pagan is at her gates and ooh is he mad Turns out he s a baron in his own rights the previous lord of Gwyn s castle and he wants it and her backLots of intrigue lots of treachery and even some Holy Grail searching I d say it s got a bit of National Treasure meets Braveheart Very good book believable characterseven if Gwyn acted like an absolute idiot a ew times I had to "Remember That She Was "that she was young illiterate girl in the 1100s She was probably true to orm I just liked her Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda fiery spirit so her ignorance of politics when she places herself in the middle of them irritated me This book really really workedor me Pagan is a hero to die or He alls and he alls hard or Gwyn but he has other duties and they are on opposite sides in a civil war He s brave beyond belief he s loyal he s honourable in short he s everything we want in a hero Even though circumstances are against them still he saves her again and again And well he should Gwyn makes If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song for a wonderful heroine She s stubborn smart brave andunny as all get out It s not a laugh out loud kind of Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford funny but a smile a lotunny The uips she a laugh out loud kind of Ready for Summer funny but a smile a lotunny The uips she Pagan Griffyn exchange are delightful But he knows things about her that he doesn t tell her and she knows things she doesn t tell him Which considering they are on different sides as well as the Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech fact that herather stole his A coerência textual fathers landsrom him makes senseThe love they Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller feelor each other is palpable and the choices difficult to say the least While reading this book I simply had to know about the history and spend some interesting time reading about Stephen and Matilda and her son Henry Fitz Empress I love it when a book has me digging into history Oh I loved Griffyn and Gwen I cannot explain why I just do The story itself could use some improvement When the Holy Grail made its appearance late in the book I literally rolled my eyes I have to say the plots are not worthy of Griffyn and Gwen who are wonderful
CHARACTERS AND I LOVED THEM INDIVIDUALLY and I loved them individually together as a couple I honestly cannot recommend this book The plots are messy The characterization as well especially Gwen s character She was introduced as a very interesting character but in the second half all the lies weighed her down Griffyn captured my heart very early on and stayed the wonderful hero to me Don t ask me why I do not understand it myself Not that he wasn t great I could list all the holes in the characters but I still loved them I just liked Griffyn a lot my medieval warrior giggling I hope to see Ms Kennedy improve as a writer She has created 2 lovable characters in this book or me and I would love to see such characters First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There from her and them with a story worthy of them. N uête de vengeance et il n'a u'une idée récupérer les terres ui lui ont autrefois été volées et dont Gwyn est désormais l'héritiè. Ers showing the aftermath of theateful night Page 162 42%Interlude Pages 163 180Part two Page 185 46% They see each other again A year later And by the end of their meeting since that irst night another 84 pages pass ending again with a passionate encounter We are at 67% and I was annoyedI think it s uite clear why I m banging on about the page time vs the actual time Gwen and Pagan spend with each other This book had so much potential Set in each other This book had so much potential Set in time which can probably be described as a shorter orm of The War of The Roses 300 years later a historical Game of ThronesIt also had the potential
a properly angsty and truly romance involving betrayal lies and shifting loyalties All April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers for naught I m afraid Well almost The story is still engaging enough but I neverelt the connection between Gwen and Pagan I was annoyed by the irst part but was hoping the book would pick up on the tension that was bound to be there considering what had happened right after that irst ateful night This was Also Due To Techniues That due to techniues that me out of the story than once The sudden switches of point of views between Gwen and Pagan rom one paragraph to another often than once within the chaptersThere was also the issue of The Big Reveal that any reader I suppose can suss out very early into the book with the background given But Pagan s motivation or rejecting it was nebulous a pun or my British riends and was rather anti climaticToo many weaknesses to round it up I really really tried liking it than I did But I also think that The Conueror being a d but was too obviousOne thing I almost orgot I have no idea how many romances I ve read ever since reading romances So there I lay last night wondering if I had ever read anything like the Space Kid following She erupted in a howl of such pleasure he almost spilled himselfHe touched herace she opened her eyes and then her body exploded in shuddering undulations up and down the length of him as she howled out his name in gasping whimpers and spiraling moans Howling Really These are only two examples and there were probably only two or three but really Howling Sorry no It threw me totally off That term is not sexy Or I don t Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town find it sexy I just don t So no The Conueror was a bit of a mess On to the next bookOne last thing and I can neither stop smirking at the irony of it all nor will I refrainrom saying itSince I mentioned The War of The Roses and Game of ThronesThis review was written at the same time the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is probably about to inflict an act of unprecedented self harm within the next week And or the past 25 years we ve had our own mad Game of ThronesAnd whilst writing this I ve been listeningwatching the debate in the House of Commons live coverage here and I kid you not threetroisdreitretresdrietreitrzy hours have been spent debating whether Parliament is sovereign enough to pass a motion that may prevent the worst rom happening Spoiler It is sovereign but we ll see if the House can prevent the worstAnd though I know my non British Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water friends are not necessarily and uite rightly soamiliar with the issue We are in this shitshow hundreds of thousands in danger of losing their jobs their homes the country deeply divided the Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus future of 35 million EU citizens living working havingallen in love with a British citizen like myself uncertain by simply exercising their rights as EU citizens like the rest of the 500 million EU citizens because guess what the Brexit nutters claimed the British Parliament was not sovereignAnd if any of you have an issue of me becoming political There s an easy solution to itUnfriend MeBut it s been difficult Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse for me reading about EnglishBritish history in the last 25 years knowing where we were heading and one of the two reasons why I ve been awayor. Mi la jeune comtesse d'Everoot ait la rencontre du ténébreux guerrier Griffyn Sauvage elle est immédiatement séduite Mais Griffyn est ,OF A PROPERLY ANGSTY AND TRULY
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the whole guardian of a treasure subplot didnwhole guardian of a treasure subplot didn seem to serve any purpose but to make the novel longer Maybe there was a minimum page reuirement Kennedy had to meet Thank goodness I can get back to my regular reading now A beautifully written tale of betrayal and redemption Though it started out a bit slow I elt it really picked up and turned into a beautiful story Very emotionally engaging My stomach was in knots as I waited or the inal confrontation to come about Highly recommend Just remember this is rom a non lover of medieval romancesThis is an assured nicely written debut historical romance rom Kris Kennedy However I got up to Chapter 12 and decided not to inish Owls: Birds of the Night for several reasonsThe heroine was coming across as one of those type that always ran into trouble In the course of one night she was already abducted TWICE and threatened by yet another and the night was STILL not over when I left off The night never endedThe book was also starting to set up with lots of coincidences which didnt appeal to me The language isull of metaphors and a bit on the Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, flowery side I was reminded a bit of Kathleen L Woodiwiss but without the extra slow pacing Example The large great room of the London apartment was growing dark but as the sun slowly set a pale rosy hue streamed through the unshuttered window beside her washing the room in a light reminiscent ofading roses and thinned bl 3 Stars If you like your romances with an unoriginal plot plentiful purple prose and very bad sex in great length and detail this might be Bon Bon Voyage for you Otherwise skip it I wish I had What a wonderful debutrom Golden Heart winner Kris Kennedy The writing is lyrical and resh The characterization is nuanced and multi layered There is much to love about this book And I ve got a eeling many many readers will agree with me when it comes out in MayEven if you aren t ond of medieval romance you should give this one a try This book is than its time period though it does stay true to its setting It is ultimately a story of the power of love and how it can transform and transcend all obstacles Witty banter smoldering love scenes and two damaged but ultimately redeemed protagonists what s not to loveKeep an eye out or this one It s that good Warning Spoilers ahead25 StarsAnd or uck s sake GoodReads give us half stars already How hard can it beI A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency finished The Conueror last night and lying in my bed I was wondering what I should write how I should express my disappointment especially since trusted GRriends loved it And I didn tThe Conueror is Kris Kennedy s d but and it shows in my opinion As most of you know I almost always involuntarily compare It just happens I read and my mind wanders to either another book of the same author or a book that covers a similar situation In this case it was surprise surprise my much beloved Claiming Her by the same authorLet me explain why Both books spend a considerable time to set up the story Claiming Her was something about the irst 30% if I remember correctly The Conueror comes in two parts Part one is GuinevereGwen and GryffinPagan meeting and parting part two the two of them coming back together a year after meeting the irst timeDeleted Deleted Deleted Not jokingI can t coming back together a year after meeting the Ravishing Ruby first timeDeleted Deleted Deleted Not jokingI can t won t I don t want to recount the whys and wherefores of the previous special connection between Gwen and PaganPages 3 to 147 cover one night and the morning after One night and the morning after In between Gwen is subjected to two attempted abductions two rescues by Pagan a lot of not really making sense talking and supposedly passionate sex Mind you they d never met until that night Deleted Deleted DeletedPart one ends with only two chapt. En l'an 1152 l'Angleterre est ébranlée par de violentes guerres civiles ui opposent le Roi Henri II et le Roi Stephen Une nuit Gwyn de l'A.