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The Maiden and the Mercenary Nicola Locke 4*#Review @NicoleLockeNews @MillsandBoonHistorical @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #harlequinhistorical #BlogBlitz #BookReview #MillsandBoonHistorical #HistoricalRomance #LoversandLegends #MondayBlogs #Giveaway

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My Thoughts…

This medieval romance is part of the Lovers and Legends series. The romance between a serving girl and a mercenary masquerading as a servant is a forbidden romance trope and is full of adventure, danger and passion.

The lighthearted romance between two individuals with hidden agendas, but a common purpose counters the malevolence underlying the story. Their romance is intense, passionate and secretive. The plot contains intrigue and the threat of being found out, as Louve and Biedeluue indulge their attraction whilst trying to achieve their necessary missions.

The author creates a believable sense of history and a disturbing ethos which changes with the whim of the evil lord. The characters are flawed and relatable, and the romance is the flame that carries them through.

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Nicole Locke

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced that hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly).

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The Warrior’s Princess Prize Carol Townend 4*#Review #Princesses of the Alhambra @CarolTownend @MillsandBoon #Romance #HistoricalRomance #MillsandBoonHistorical #Medieval #TheWarriorsPrincessPrize #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview

He’s competing for her hand

And her freedom…

Held captive by her tyrannical Sultan father, Princess Zorahaida lives an isolated life. A tournament is held and Jasim ibn Ismail, a handsome knight in arms, claims his prize: Zorahaida’s hand in marriage! Political reasons must be driving his offer – he’s certainly not offering love. Should Zorahaida grasp the tantalising taste of freedom marrying the impulsive knight would gift her…?

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I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

Set in medieval Europe this the third book in the Princesses of Alhambra series but reads well as a standalone. Princess Zorahaida is a virtual prisoner in her father’s castle in Medieval Spain.

Jasim is a knight whose family has a history with the Sultan. He enters a tournament to bring him into the Sultan’s orbit and wins, but not the prize he expects.

This is an atmospheric story with vibrant historical characters and detail. There is an undercurrent of danger in this story, and poignancy about Zorahaida’s abuse by her father.

The romance between Jasim and Zorahaida is passionate, but the emotion takes a while to develop, as both have political agendas and trust issues.

An engaging historical romance.