No one blends humor and sensuality like New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands in this captivating story of feuding nobles forced to marry…and destined to fall in love
Love thy neighbor, 'tis said. A fine idea, except when the neighbor in question is Lord Holden. Lady Helen Tiernay has complained frequently about his treatment of his people. Too frequently perhaps, for the king intends to curb their constant bickering by ordering them to wed. Helen can't refuse a royal decree, but she'll do everything possible to drive away her devilishly attractive husband-to-be.
Holden has faced all manner of horrors on the battlefield. But marriage to "the tyrant of Tiernay" is still a worrying prospect—until he glimpses Helen in the flesh. What flesh it is…soft, lush, made for his touch. If she weren't so intent on thinking up devious ways to prevent consummating their bond, Helen would see how perfect they are together, and that a marriage begun as enemies can turn to absolute pleasure.
Reading this book was just fantastic! I don't know if the content was updated between when it was first published, and the version that I read, but yeah, it was just an amazing book to read! So funny, and just a little bit dark!
Both Holden and Helen don't want this marriage. She's written to protest his treatment of his people. He thinks that she's an interfering, well, tyrant. But of course, it's not quite as simple as all that! There was a bit of a mystery there!
I don't know which part was my favourite-when they're forced to consummate the marriage, and he keeps leaving, and then being pushed back into the room, or the many ways people try to kill him, that end up with his head hurting! Both were so funny!
How things ended, that was really great! The bad guy fell on his sword, literally. And no more harsh punishments! And that she was teaching him to read, and her methods, those were pretty creative! Loved it!
Such a fantastic book, I just thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
Author: Lynsay Sands
Read: May 9th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books and it sounded really great! And it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Expected Publication: July 25th 2017