Image of Her Warrior King

HER WARRIOR KING

Image of Her Warrior King

Although the hero who doesn't want the heroine to be his bride is a terribly familiar plot, Willingham does an excellent job in making the scenario seem fresh. The era she writes about
is exciting, frustrating and very harsh for men and women alike, but in the midst of the chaos, two souls find that love is a battering ram that will
destroy hatred.

Against her will, Isabel is given in marriage to Patrick, one of the Irish kings. A man who holds no love for anything or anyone Norman, he exiles her to an island and is incensed when she swims her way to freedom. But when she's returned to her beautiful prison, Isabel discovers the handsome and sensual king is not as immune to her as he pretends to be. Patrick wants nothing to do with his beautiful bride. Although her father says she must be pregnant by summer or the peace agreement will end, he fights his lust and developing feelings for his rebellious wife.

Betrayal, mistrust and anger fire this medieval tale about how love finds an aching heart when that heart isn't looking. Isabel's fight to bring the Irish and Normans together is a testimony to her love for Patrick. (Harlequin, Jan., 304 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Faith V. Smith