by Jenni Fletcher
Daughter of a slave…
…wedded to the warrior!
Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! She must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall, Livia must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…
The Warrior’s Bride Prize is a fabulous story. I greatly enjoyed it, powering through the book in under a day. I just couldn’t seem to put it down.
The story is interwoven beautifully with day-to-day life that really puts you in Roman England.
I wish we’d gotten more time with Julia, as she would have provided a great opportunity to reveal information or get a character to realize feelings, etc. as children are so often frightfully observant.
It would have been nice to have Porcia be more of a character as well. The story starts out with her seeming as though she will play a large role, but then she disappears. Especially once you find out her history with Livia, I would think Livia would confide in her more.
Livia and Marius are definitely hot-headed and temperamental, perhaps more than always makes sense. They seem to fly from one extreme to the other very quickly at times. But they also share an excellent chemistry.
I highly recommend The Warrior’s Bride Prize. It’s definitely worth picking up.
About the Author
Jenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes Medieval, Roman and Victorian romance novels.
She studied English at Cambridge University before doing an MA on Women and Literature in English and a PhD on Victorian & Edwardian literature at Hull. After realising that she was better at writing than teaching, she worked in a number of administrative jobs whilst trying to finish her first book, which was rejected. Thinking there must have been some mistake, she then wrote another, which was fortunately accepted by Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, but maybe that’s just because she’s Northern.
Disclaimer: This review is based on a complimentary eBook I received from Rachel’s Random Resources. The complimentary receipt of this book has in no way affected my review or rating.