Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lady of Fire

Tamara Leigh
Medieval Romance
Clean Re-Write of original publication, "Pagan Bride"

"Though never had she desired to be other than that which she had been born, there seemed no advantage to being a female."

Sir Lucien de Gautier has not made life easy for his captors.  As an unransoned prisoner in a foreign country, he is left to find his own way home.  That is, until an unlikely benefactor offers to help him escape - if he will take her reluctant daughter with her.  Though Lucien may have bitten off more than he can chew, especially when it comes to making sure the beautiful spitfire keeps her virtue intact.  Alessandra is determined to live and marry in the same Islamic life she was raised in, despite only English blood running through her veins.  When a handsome man comes into her life, intent on tearing her from all she holds dear, she is determined to fight back.  Both against his attempts to steal her away, and her heart's attempt to be stolen.

My Opinion: This was a very different read than one normally comes across with a medieval romance.  The setting in the middle east and the mingling of the very different cultures is intriguing and exciting.  A little of a history lesson as it mashes up two very different worlds created a beautiful storyline.  The main characters were fun and complex and had a lot of fun fire and romance between them.  The story had a tidy conclusion, but with a wide myriad of side characters left me wishing for a fuller series of books to explore everyone's story.  Overall, it was a satisfying trip through a more exotic area of medieval history.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jennifer!



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