Series: The Oath Trilogy #2
Author: Diana Cosby
Publication Date: June 23/15 by Lyrical Press
Genre: historical romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a dog than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. Making matters worse, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is disgustingly Scottish.
Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her nuptial night. But the payment is good, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want the wedding called off—even if they must kill the bride in the process.
Now, in close quarters with this beautiful Englishwoman, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…
The main characters were fantastic. She wouldn’t accept him because of her pride and pain; he wouldn’t tell her who he really was because of his own pride & pain. Yet they couldn’t ignore the growing bond between them. The way that Cosby presented them, showing both of their points of view, gives readers an inside track to their individual emotional turmoil. Even their accents and dialects carry over into the narrative, making it easy to determine who’s perspective we’re reading and to get a feel for the characters. These are some of the most complex romance characters I’ve come across in a long while. It really added to the story for me.
This novel has all the marks of a good romance. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made my heart swell with the characters’ romance. Cosby truly has created a masterpiece here.