Sunday, August 24, 2014

His Forbidden Lady by Nicola Davidson

Release date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical Romance

Their love is treason…

Tudor England, 1542

When beautiful widow Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes is ordered to court, she is terrified. Henry VIII desires a sixth queen for his bloodstained throne, and her scheming family cares not for her wishes. Annabelle yearns for love, but there is no escaping her fate: escorting her is Rafe de Vere, the man who abandoned her to become England's most loyal and brutally successful soldier.

Rafe is utterly weary of war and its impossible demands. Thankfully, his final task is the easiest: accompany a wellborn lady to London for Henry's perusal. Until he discovers she is Annabelle, the woman who swore to wait for him but married another. Rafe isn't permitted to care, yet time hasn't dulled their sizzling attraction and his orders are increasingly difficult to obey. To love her, he would have to risk all and cross his king to secure the ultimate prize—Annabelle' s heart.

My Rating: 3 Roses

A quick, light, and sweet read, His Forbidden Lady was a lovely historical romance. While not particularly amazing, it was a nice read that I enjoyed.

Annabelle and Rafe were both fine. Their characters were shallow, even for a novella, but not to the point that I wasn't interested in what happened to them. Annabelle, after being forced to do her father's bidding for so long, wanted to make her own decisions and find her own happiness. Rafe, having longed for the woman he loved for so long, was determined not to let her go for a second time. They were both good characters.

The romance was sweet. Annabelle and Rafe were determined to be together and were willing to fight for their future. And, they had some heat between them.

The plot went by quickly and I was kept interested the entire way through. I enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

His Forbidden Lady was a good historical romance. It was a light, sweet read that was quite enjoyable. Romance lovers, if you want a quick romance to pass the time, you might want to look this book up.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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