Genre: Fantasy // Historical // Romance // Medieval
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Pages: 347 pages
Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon’s side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed–or cursed–with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon’s life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything–even the wrath of his king–to be with her.
“Our people have been made well aware of who my bride is and will welcome you with open arms.” Glancing away from her, he muttered, “Or risk losing their heads.”
I think some of my friends would definitely enjoy this book. It’s absolutely no-brainer, it’s fluffy, there are some swoon-worthy moments and no angst.
Hundreds of years ago, at the beginning of King Richard the Lion heart’s reign, there are some people who has special powers. Let’s call them the Gifted Ones beause…well, they are gifted.
So this Gifted Ones were in danger because people back then hates and fear those who have some special mumu. Like “I’ll-burn-you-in-the-stakes” kind of hate.
So of course, they have to be really quiet about their identity because who ever wants to be killed by fire?
But Alyssa (our heroine, who else?) has always been a little bit in love with Lord Dillon, the most badass and the most fearsome lord in the land of far away. For seven years,under the anonimity of her cloak and voice changer (I’m not kidding, she has powers so she can change her voice), she has been the wisewoman to Dillon, giving advices, free medical check ups and shits.
It’s all a bit sad for Alyssa in the beginning because she knows she and Dillon won’t have the “YOU+ME=TOGETHER” thing. Everyone thinks she’s the same wisewoman who served Dillon’s father and grandfather.
But of course, the universe has always been a romantic, so when Dillon’s life was threatened, Alyssa’s true identity was revealed and hola!, “you and me against the world” began.
This is really a fun and easy read even though it’s using old timey language. Dillon has always been protective of Alyssa even though he still thinks she’s an old woman and Alyssa’s loyalty is a bit humbling.
And did I mention there are some hot guys in a cloak in here?
Le me is drooling.