A WARRIOR'S PROMISE
With its fast pace and tightly written plot — replete with honorable, sensuous characters, wry humor and a delightfully portrayed and deeply moving love story — this third offering in the Warrior Kings series will not be easily forgotten.
Bryce MacAlpin is attempting to unmask a spy in King Kenneth’s court when he encounters a scrawny lad being chased by soldiers. Upon rescuing him, Bryce discovers he is attempting to free his father from prison. Soon, Bryce realizes the lad is really a young lady, Charlotte. During their journey to uncover the “secret prison,” they develop a respect and admiration for one another, which is outpaced by their speedy sexual attraction. During their numerous battles with those trying to seize them for the king’s army, they realize they are risking their lives to protect one another. They pledge themselves to one another, but marriage and family must be deferred until they complete their perilous mission. (AVON, May, 380 pp., $7.99)