Historical Romance – Medieval
Grand Central Publishing
Sensuality Rating: Sexy
Paperback - Available Now
Rating: 4.5 Enchantments
Desiree of Canterbury is an accomplished thief who meets her match in the most fearsome lawman Nicholas Grimshaw. Desiree wants retaliation for the unfair execution of her elderly mentor, and Nicholas is the only person who can help her. Nicholas takes Desiree into his household, hoping for an amiable housekeeper, but instead gets a lush, intelligent woman, keen on upsetting his orderly life. An enemy lurks near, endangering their lives, can they overcome the ruthless killer and seek a future together?
The one thing that I absolutely loved about this book, is that it took place in Medieval England, and neither of the main characters were aristocrats! I loved the change of pace, a chance to look into the lesser classes. I loved how nobody inherited a great sum nor a title throughout the whole book. That probably sounds really silly, but in an industry over-saturated with Dukes, Earls, and anybody else in between, it's refreshing to not have any of that. To look into the lives of the common class.
Nicholas was gruff and prickly, but really opened up to Desiree, a woman who'd grown up on the streets, but was protected from the basest acts. Desiree was a criminal who had a difficult time breaking old habits, but Nicholas was patient in his ability to handle her. It was funny watching Nicholas get used to having a woman in his household. He was a bachelor and a loner that never even contemplated being with someone else, so Desiree really spun his world around. They had a unique and complicated bond, but they were able to overcome their differences to create and intriguing couple. I found them fascinating. Neither of them were accepted by society, but they weren't worried about that either. They made a life and relationship work for them. I look forward to finding more books by Ms. McKerrigan.
Under the nom de plume of Sarah McKerrigan, Glynnis Campbell has written three medieval romance novels for Warner Books featuring kick-ass warrior wenches: LADY DANGER, CAPTIVE HEART, and KNIGHT’S PRIZE. When she isn’t writing historical romance, she’s the voice of several cartoon characters, the wife of a rock star, and the mother of two nerds.
If you’re intrigued by Sarah, check out her or her evil twin:
www.sarahmckerrigan.com, www.glynnis.net and www.glynniscampbell.com.