Monday, January 23, 2012

The Mercenary's Marriage by Rachel Rossano

Trained as a mercenary soldier, Darius Laris was a man of decisive action. He was also a man of compassion. Seeing a young slave woman about to become the spoils of war, he claimed her for his own. Marrying her before God and king, he made her a free and respectable soldier's wife. Brice Ashlyn was born a slave. Abused and beaten, she learned quickly to avoid being noticed and to stay away from men. When her master's walls fell to enemy forces, she ran, but not fast enough. In Darius' offer she found deliverance, but experience had taught her to fear power such as his. Could she trust in his protection, or had she traded one form of slavery for another?

Tifferz Take-
I was taken in by the blurb and was not disappointed by Ms. Rossano talent to weave an amazing story. I was transported into the past when king's and queen's rule. I warmed to Darius and his rough yet gentle ways quickly. I loved Brice and how she struggled with trust. I felt her fears were real. Based on her past, which is not the prettiest childhood. My heart went out to her. I was glad that things did not instantly become perfect. I would have liked a little more attration between the two and more time spent together.
With danger lurking and traitors wanting to kill we get some mystery as well. I was surprised at how at who was the traitors were! This is a mystery, sweet (clean no sex or bad language) romance with grit. I was left wanting more so I felt the ending was a bit rushed. I would like to read Ewian's story. Hint, hint Ms. Rossano. I am still thinking about it two days later.

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  1. I haven't written it yet, but Ewain's story is definitely simmering somewhere in my head. :)

    Thank you for the great review. :)

  2. Rachel=

    I am glad that Ewain's story is simmering. I am looking forward to reading more of your stories!