Eleanor de Lacy is forced into an arranged marriage with her father’s greatest enemy, Brac Goch, the Welsh king. All Eleanor knows of Brac is that he is a ruthless, war hungry man.
Eleanor arrives at the Welsh castle of Bryn Du already expecting the worst. When the ghost of Brac Goch’s first wife appears and warns her that the Welsh king is not to be trusted, all of Eleanor’s fears are confirmed.
As the countdown to her wedding day approaches, Eleanor must figure out who is lying, who is telling the truth, who is loyal, and who is the traitor–and most of all, if she can love an enemy king.
Oh. My. Word. I LOVE this book. Seriously, LOVE this book. I read the whole thing the same day I got it in the mail. Yes, it’s THAT good.
I didn’t expect just about anything when reading this book. Things in here were completely unexpected I had no clue! There is so much in the book, I wish there was MORE to the book, I didn’t want it to end! It has romance, a ghost story, mystery, paranormal activity, and political intrigue.
The book follows Eleanor who is forced to marry the man who has been the means of so much pain for her and her people. He has come to her lands and have caused wars and bloodshed to the point that her brother went off to fight him and never returned. So when she is forced to marry the King in order to save her people and have peace she does it out of pure duty.
When she meets her future husband, she constantly reminds herself of everything she has ever heard of him-this warrior king. Yet this man is nothing like she heard from her father.
When mysterious things start to happen to her, she has nobody she can trust and nobody she can really turn to but her fiancé.
Eleanor is such a likable character, I didn’t really have any problems with her. She’s loyal to almost a fault, she desirous to help others even her fiancé whom she fears. I just liked her.
The creepiness with this story was fabulous. There was a right amount of mystery and thrill that had to turning the page to find out what the heck is going on. The twist and turns were a bit obvious except for ONE thing and I didn’t see it coming.
The romance was perfect. Slow moving and romantic enough that it kept you invested and interested. I loved the fact that the main love interest is actually a good guy. A manly man who is GOOD. Completely won-worthy male lead.
There is SOOOOO much I could just rave about when it comes to this book. Seriously rave but I don’t want to spoil anything. THIS IS A MUST OWN!
Overall I would recommend this to ANYONE and EVERYONE, it was that good.
Sexual Content: mild
Violence: moderate (some scenes with blood, creepy ghost story that is a little disturbing but not too graphic, wounds that aren’t too gory, some sword fights-nothing too graphic)