The Warrior’s Bride Prize written by Jenni Fletcher, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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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! Livia must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall she must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…
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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Jenni Fletcher’s latest historical romance: The Warrior’s Bride Prize.
Happy Publication Day Jenni Fletcher.
This is my first introduction to the work of Jenni Fletcher and it is also my first introduction to a historical romance set in the Roman era and oh my what a story! I greedily devoured this historical romance. The story was set in AD197 and at a time when North Britannia was on the verge of a rebellion.
From the start of the story I was captivated by the rugged landscape and especially the area surrounding Hadrian’s Wall. Livia Valeria was on her way to an arranged marriage to pay off a debt owed to her scrupulous half-brother. With a fear of the unknown and anxious for not just her future but that of her daughter’s Livia felt like she had no choice but to obey her brother. Travelling the arduous journey to her new home with many pent-up feelings but she is soon put at ease when a Legion of roman soldiers greet her close to her destination. When Livia first sets eyes on the Centurion that has been given the task to escort her she feels a sudden kinship to him.
Livia is hiding secrets from her heritage, not that she is ashamed of it but that she is afraid of others reactions and prejudices.
Marius Varro was a Centurion determined to climb the ranks. He wasn’t happy to be assigned the task to escort the bride-to-be but upon meeting Livia he was completely taken aback. He expected a typical Roman lady that was used to privileges but Livia was nothing like this. He was utterly entranced by her and was shocked by his feelings so strongly felt for someone he’d just met. From the short time he spent in the final legs of the journey Marius knew that he’d do anything to protect this woman and within hours he had no choice but to honour this. The more that Marius saw of Livia with her sparkling green eyes and her mass of wild red hair he was lost. Lost to a life he no longer could control.
A couple thrust together to protect from an uncertain future. A couple that were fighting their own heritages. A couple that were also fighting against the building chemistry between them.
Jenni Fletcher’s words flowed perfectly and I was swept away with this new adventure for Livia with the uncertainty of an arranged marriage and her future. The author has thrown so much in this novel, I didn’t expect to fall for a story set in the Roman era but I was totally entranced by this new hero and heroine partnership. There was lots of action with the threat of the rebellion which made for an intense story. Jenni Fletcher also wove in a gorgeous heated romance that was so beautifully told. It was dramatic, addictive, heart warming and filled with an intense desire. Loved it!
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.
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